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Method for the Support of Communication Network Trace

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106248D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Byrn, JW: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

To allow concurrent network tracing and normal data traffic, a separate hardware trace queue is introduced so that the time critical aspects of the tracing operations are done concurrently with normal operations. While the time critical operations occur in hardware which can operate completely in parallel with normal operations, the analysis, which requires a good deal of flexibility can be performed in software during the idle times of the network node processor.

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Method for the Support of Communication Network Trace

      To allow concurrent network tracing and normal data traffic, a
separate hardware trace queue is introduced so that the time critical
aspects of the tracing operations are done concurrently with normal
operations.  While the time critical operations occur in hardware
which can operate completely in parallel with normal operations, the
analysis, which requires a good deal of flexibility can be performed
in software during the idle times of the network node processor.

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