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Control Block Simulation Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079623D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Unger, FJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method of testing code which manipulates and requires information from control blocks which do not exist in an operating system, is required during a development cycle. One such approach is to provide an initialization routine as the first load of the component being tested. The initialization routine creates control blocks in main storage and updates the operating system's tables to reflect the new control blocks. The initialization routine exits to the first load of the component being tested.

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Control Block Simulation Method

A method of testing code which manipulates and requires information from control blocks which do not exist in an operating system, is required during a development cycle. One such approach is to provide an initialization routine as the first load of the component being tested. The initialization routine creates control blocks in main storage and updates the operating system's tables to reflect the new control blocks. The initialization routine exits to the first load of the component being tested.

The advantages of the method are as follows:

New code is unit tested prior to the availability of required

support.

The test results are varied, by changing the data within the

control blocks created by the initialization routine.

The results are predictable, because the developer controls

the time of insertion and the type of data into the control

blocks.

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