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Backward Migration to LAN Server Error Log of New First Failure Support Technology/2 Probe Points

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106880D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Arkeketa, WW: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a function for converting First Failure Support Technology/2 (FFST/2) control block information (error/message data) into I_NetErrorLogWrite Application Programming Interface (API) input arguments suitable for logging to the LAN Server* (LS) error log.

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Backward Migration to LAN Server Error Log of New First Failure Support Technology/2 Probe Points

      Disclosed is a function for converting First Failure Support
Technology/2 (FFST/2) control block information (error/message data)
into I_NetErrorLogWrite Application Programming Interface (API) input
arguments suitable for logging to the LAN Server* (LS) error log.

This functionality is referred to as the lanprobe backward migration
of FFST/2 code points.

      The disclosed function provides a means of keeping the logging
consistent between the existing LS code points that interface with
the NetErrorLogWrite API and any new FFST/2 code points not using the
NetErrorLogWrite API.

     The disclosed function also provides a mechanism for the user
who chooses not to activate or install FFST/2 to still get error
information into the LS error log relating to any new FFST/2 code
points.

      This disclosure is concerned primarily with the new FFST/2 code
points, but to understand the benefits you need to know how the
existing LS code points are handled.

      The LS code points are initiated using the NetErrorLogWrite
API.  The NetErrorLogWrite API inputs are used to provide the
information for the FFST/2 function call.  Hence, logging occurs in
both the LS error log (due to the NetErrorLogWrite) and to the FFST/2
log(s).  An error log event is also issued using the NetAlertRaise
API.  This enables other applications to monitor for the occurrence
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