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Adding and Deleting Loadable Power on Self Tests Configuration Files

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034939D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adam, RB: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method is described which allows a user to more easily add or delete Loadable Power On Self Test Configuration Files to the AIX* Operating System. This new method would be implemented as a utility or user interface to aid the user in adding or deleting Loadable Power On Self Test configuration files to the AIX Operating System. The inherent knowledge of the directory structure in which to place the configuration files, necessary permission bit settings, and execution dependencies, such as having all configuration files execute before a designated 'last' configuration file, would be programmed in the utility. For adding configuration files, the user would invoke the utility, passing to it the name of the Loadable Power On Self Test configuration file and the related Micro Channel* Bus adapter ID number.

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Adding and Deleting Loadable Power on Self Tests Configuration Files

A method is described which allows a user to more easily add or delete Loadable Power On Self Test Configuration Files to the AIX* Operating System. This new method would be implemented as a utility or user interface to aid the user in adding or deleting Loadable Power On Self Test configuration files to the AIX Operating System. The inherent knowledge of the directory structure in which to place the configuration files, necessary permission bit settings, and execution dependencies, such as having all configuration files execute before a designated 'last' configuration file, would be programmed in the utility. For adding configuration files, the user would invoke the utility, passing to it the name of the Loadable Power On Self Test configuration file and the related Micro Channel* Bus adapter ID number. The utility would install the configuration file in the necessary directory structure. The utility would also make the necessary entries in the additional tables that would allow the execution of the configuration file on subsequent IPLs of the system. For deleting configuration files, the user would invoke the utility, passing to it the name of the Loadable Power On Self Test configuration file and the related Micro Channel Bus adapter ID number. The utility would make the necessary deletions, if the file was found present, in the directory structure and execution tables. * Trademark of IBM Cor...