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Easy to Use Menu Driven Trace Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103463D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hrabik, RJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Invoking trace functions has typically been via a cryptic interface whereby the user must supply codes or bit masks when communicating with the trace facility. These codes and bit masks are cumbersome to the user in that they do not readily identify the trace functions that are available.

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Easy to Use Menu Driven Trace Interface

      Invoking trace functions has typically been via a cryptic
interface whereby the user must supply codes or bit masks when
communicating with the trace facility. These codes and bit masks are
cumbersome to the user in that they do not readily identify the trace
functions that are available.

      The Trace Services of the Communications Manager provide a
common user interface that allows the user to easily select specific
types of trace activity, to select the output destination for the
trace data, and to display the current trace selections and status.
This selection criteria is displayed to the user via menus containing
comprehensive straightforward text that describes the available
traces points, rather than as codes or bit masks which are not
descriptive of the actual trace point.

      Disclosed anonymously.