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Display Enablement and Disablement during File Transfer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038157D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pelt, AB: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a programming concept which focuses on the handling of the display during file transfer activity.

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Display Enablement and Disablement during File Transfer

Disclosed is a programming concept which focuses on the handling of the display during file transfer activity.

At the start of file transfer, a request is sent to the main display service module to disable the display.

In disabling the display, the physical presentation space is blanked so the user will not see file transfer data. Variables need to be saved and bits set, so it does not hamper other activity from going on involving display (like emulation session because a separate internal buffer is being used.) The performance of the internal buffer improves because it does not have to update the physical presentation space.

To enable the display, ownership of the physical presentation space is returned to the internal display process. All variables and bits get reset. The display is refreshed with the internal buffer contents. The emulated session continues.

Disclosed anonymously.

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