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Complete Ica Dump Analyzer for the Es/9370 Communications Adapter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099478D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bohush, JD: AUTHOR

Abstract

A complete integrated communication adapter dump analyzer (CICADA) program has been developed that provides a mechanism to view a microcode dump from an Enterprise System/9370 (ES/9370) Communications Adapter on either an IBM Personal System/2* (PS/2) or an IBM Personal Computer (PC) computer.

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Complete Ica Dump Analyzer for the Es/9370 Communications Adapter

       A complete integrated communication adapter dump analyzer
(CICADA) program has been developed that provides a mechanism to view
a microcode dump from an Enterprise System/9370 (ES/9370)
Communications Adapter on either an IBM Personal System/2* (PS/2) or
an IBM Personal Computer (PC) computer.

      The ES/9370 Communications Adapter provides the ability to dump
its internal memory and/or internal trace to one or more diskettes on
the ES/9370 Service Processor.  CICADA gives the ability to view the
microcode dump data away from the customer's machine on an IBM PS/2
or IBM PC computer. CICADA provides many features tailored to the
internal structure of the microcode that provides a quick and
efficient method for interpreting the data within the dump. Unique
features of CICADA are activated by function key or keystroke
combination.

      CICADA provides a full-screen viewing ability for the dumped
data.  Data can be scrolled forward and backward or CICADA allows the
user to jump to any memory location within the microcode dump.
CICADA allows for the unique memory map for the ES/9370
Communications Adapter and adjusts the displayed addresses
accordingly.  Data from the dump is translated to a readable format
with the memory addresses displayed with the microcode dump data.
CICADA can print user-selected locations of memory in the same
formatted style.

      The ES/9370 Communication...