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Ergonomic Method for Memory Determination

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040778D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheatheam, LD: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

A method is described for determining how much memory is re- quired to execute a program and present it in a concise format to the user. The information can be used by the user to determine how much additional memory to add to the system to enable the ap- plication to execute properly.

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Ergonomic Method for Memory Determination

A method is described for determining how much memory is re- quired to execute a program and present it in a concise format to the user. The information can be used by the user to determine how much additional memory to add to the system to enable the ap- plication to execute properly.

A method used in earlier applications provided the user with a table that showed the user how much memory was required for each option. The user was responsible for calculating how much memory already existed on the system, how much memory the appli- cation(s) required and comparing the two to determine if addi- tional memory was required.

The preferred method employs a program to interrogate the configuration options when they are changed and display how much memory will be required by the application. The program compares the available memory to the memory requirements of the application and prompts the user with a message telling the user the minimum memory size for the application is not available. If sufficient memory already exists, the application proceeds normally.

The advantage of this solution is the elimination of deter- the memory requirements of an application. The user will only be required to supply the necessary memory for an application to execute.

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