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Error Log Analysis

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052254D
Original Publication Date: 1981-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Emerick, EW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Error Log Analysis (ELA) is a software tool to aid the product-trained customer engineer (CE) in diagnosing and repairing intermittent computer system failures and consists of four routines and softcopy ELA MAPs (Maintenance Analysis Procedures) that provide to the CE the ability to search the error log, fetch the desired error or errors, analyze the fetched error or errors, and to display statistical data and result codes which indicate the action required to resolve the problem.

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Error Log Analysis

Error Log Analysis (ELA) is a software tool to aid the product-trained customer engineer (CE) in diagnosing and repairing intermittent computer system failures and consists of four routines and softcopy ELA MAPs (Maintenance Analysis Procedures) that provide to the CE the ability to search the error log, fetch the desired error or errors, analyze the fetched error or errors, and to display statistical data and result codes which indicate the action required to resolve the problem.

Routine One (set error search parameters) allows the CE to select one of three available error log search options. The three available options are:
1. Specific Error by Time Stamp

(Search for one error by time of occurrence)
2. Specific Error Code

(Search for specific error code by time range parameters)
3. Time Range Search

(Search for all errors by time range parameters)

Routine Two (get errors) uses the parameters set by Routine One, to initiate a search of the error log and retrieve the desired error or errors for analysis by soft-copy ELA device MAPS.

Routine Three (build result table) puts the results of the error analysis into a result table. Routine Three also numbers each entry put into the result table, and provides count and operations statistics in regard to each entry. The result table can have a maximum of 100 entries.

Routine Four (display options) provides the user with five options for displaying the result data. The options available are:
1. Display...