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Initial Configuration Section of Standalone and Online Support Processor (SOSP)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076109D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barilics, NJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Initial Configuration Section (ICS) is a module that allows the user to dynamically configure a system, either by initializing or by changing the device Class, Type and/or Feature within a Configuration Data Set (CDS) (Fig. 3). It is this CDS that is used by the control programs to access the various I/O devices.

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Initial Configuration Section of Standalone and Online Support Processor (SOSP)

The Initial Configuration Section (ICS) is a module that allows the user to dynamically configure a system, either by initializing or by changing the device Class, Type and/or Feature within a Configuration Data Set (CDS) (Fig. 3). It is this CDS that is used by the control programs to access the various I/O devices.

To accomplish the above, ICS utilizes a "prompting" method which starts by asking the user at 10 (Fig. 2) to enter the address of a particular I/O device. It then checks to see if: 1) the user wants to change the configuration. If he does, it will prompt him for the data (class, type and feature). If he enters an incorrect entry, it will inform him of the error, print out the examples of the correct entry and continue until he has completely configured the device; and 2) if no changes in the configuration were indicated, ICS will check to see if the unit address entered at 10 has previously been configured. If it has not, then again it will prompt him for the data.

In both of the above cases (1 and 2) and also in the case where the device has been configured, ICS will verify that the configuration does indeed indicate a true representation of the actual device. If not, it will again prompt him for the data. When correct, it will place the data in the CDS for that device.

This module may be utilized within the Standalone and Online Support Processor (SOSP) which runs under...