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Down Stream Load File Control by Mother File

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060568D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Inomata, T: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism of DSL (Down Stream Load) File Control by the Mother File which shows the File IDs to be required for the countries. There is a workstation which loads its own data and microcode from the controller. These data and microcode are stored as DSL File in the Load Diskette of the controller. When the workstation requests the file with its File ID which is assigned to each file, the controller down stream loads it at the workstation. In the workstation it is required to read the different files of Keyboard Layout, Font Pattern, and so on, for the different customized countries. So the workstation controls the reading of them by the Mother File. The Mother File includes the Profiles for each country, and it contains the DSL File IDs for it.

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Down Stream Load File Control by Mother File

This article describes a mechanism of DSL (Down Stream Load) File Control by the Mother File which shows the File IDs to be required for the countries. There is a workstation which loads its own data and microcode from the controller. These data and microcode are stored as DSL File in the Load Diskette of the controller. When the workstation requests the file with its File ID which is assigned to each file, the controller down stream loads it at the workstation. In the workstation it is required to read the different files of Keyboard Layout, Font Pattern, and so on, for the different customized countries. So the workstation controls the reading of them by the Mother File. The Mother File includes the Profiles for each country, and it contains the DSL File IDs for it. When the workstation is turned power on, it reads the Mother File and the configuration table data form the controller at first. According to the Language ID indicated in the configuration table, the workstation gets the Profile which is included in the Mother File. Then it requests and reads these files from the controller. The following shows an example for this control.

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(ii) The Mother File contains three Profiles for countries A, B and C, and the Profile contains the File IDs for each country, as shown in Fig. 1. The Mother File and other files for the country are stored in the Load Diskette of the controller. (iii) The DSL Files are c...