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Interactive Job Submission and Execution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079306D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boggs, JK: AUTHOR

Abstract

Batch processing systems have the facility to schedule programs and their associated data resources. However, these facilities are not usually used without major change, in order to support interactive job processing. Time sharing monitors have been developed but are very costly, both to the user and to the developer.

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Interactive Job Submission and Execution

Batch processing systems have the facility to schedule programs and their associated data resources. However, these facilities are not usually used without major change, in order to support interactive job processing. Time sharing monitors have been developed but are very costly, both to the user and to the developer.

The simplest solution possible is proposed, which allows interactive processing using standard batch processing facilities.

The diagram shows the general flow of the process, as follows:
1) The terminal user identifies himself to the system

and requests specific processing.
2) Logon command processor authorizes this user and

initiates through batch scheduler the start of

the terminal monitor program.
3) Batch scheduler initiates the terminal monitor

program with proper resources.
4) The terminal monitor program (TMP) interacts with

the user and processes commands. If unallocated

program with proper resources.
4) The terminal monitor program (TMP) interacts with

the user and processes commands. If unallocated

resources are needed, the TMP submits to the job

scheduler a job requesting the required resources

after which TMP terminates.
5) Batch scheduler enques the TMP submitted job for

processing then returns to step 3.

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