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Method to Format Virtual Resource Manager Control Blocks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038654D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lang, TG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is described which improves productivity by formatting the Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) system control blocks and provides a control block display without having to disclose the internal formats of the blocks. The VRM Debugger program contains a control block formatter. The formatter formats VRM system control blocks in a meaningful fashion without disclosing the internal formats of the control blocks. The formatter is included as part of the debugger. It can be used whenever the Debugger is in use. The user does not have to load a special tool or format the control blocks off-line. Samples of some of the screens displayed, starting with the selection menu, are shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The menu appears when the appropriate command is entered. The user makes a selection from the menu.

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Method to Format Virtual Resource Manager Control Blocks

A method is described which improves productivity by formatting the Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) system control blocks and provides a control block display without having to disclose the internal formats of the blocks. The VRM Debugger program contains a control block formatter. The formatter formats VRM system control blocks in a meaningful fashion without disclosing the internal formats of the control blocks. The formatter is included as part of the debugger.

It can be used whenever the Debugger is in use. The user does not have to load a special tool or format the control blocks off-line.

Samples of some of the screens displayed, starting with the selection menu, are shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The menu appears when the appropriate command is entered. The user makes a selection from the menu. Control blocks are then displayed for the type selected until no more exist or the user enters an "x" to return to the menu. The menu of Fig. 1 appears whenever the user enters the appropriate Debugger command. It allows the user to select the desired type of control block, select the block by index, or see utilization information. When the user has seen enough, he/she may return to the selection menu by entering an "x." An "x" entered on the selection menu returns to the regular Debugger command mode. If a control block is selected by index, its display will be the format appropriate for that type. The first line con...