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Diskette Compatibility Verification During Program Combine Tasks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045383D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Advani, HG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Operator and system efficiency are improved through system verification of initial program load (IPL) compatibility with respect to other program diskettes prior to any actual or attempted system combination of programs onto a single medium.

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Diskette Compatibility Verification During Program Combine Tasks

Operator and system efficiency are improved through system verification of initial program load (IPL) compatibility with respect to other program diskettes prior to any actual or attempted system combination of programs onto a single medium.

During a combine task for combining feature or application and previously combined programs onto a single diskette, verifying compatibility and informing an operator of any incompatible program diskettes before combination increases operator productivity through reducing recombination time, and eliminates potential system operability problems.

The compatibility of a program diskette to be combined with a program or programs from another diskette determined according to, and in the order of, the following reduces system verification time and ensures later operability.
1. If the diskette to be combined is an existing combined program

diskette, the

a) source, version, and modification (SU) level of the IPL

diskette must be greater than, or equal to, the SU level

of the combined program diskette; and

b) minimum system level permitted (on the IPL diskette) must

be less than, or equal to, the feature system

level as specified on the combined program diskette.
2. If the diskette to be combined is a feature or application

diskette (e.g. , Languagepack) ,

a) the system level of the IPL diskette must be greater than,

or equal to, the system level of the feature or

applica...