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IBM SnapDump for OS/2

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108538D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hrabik, RJ: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

The SnapDump and the SnapDump Formatter are tools for software defect support on OS/2* product. They provide the ability to easily capture a wide variety of data and data types into a single file and display this data in a formatted, user friendly fashion.

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IBM SnapDump for OS/2

       The SnapDump and the SnapDump Formatter are tools for
software defect support on OS/2* product.  They provide the ability
to easily capture a wide variety of data and data types into a single
file and display this data in a formatted, user friendly fashion.

      The SnapDump facility consists of a SnapDump Data Collector and
a SnapDump Format Utility.
SnapDump Data Collector

      The SnapDump Data Collector provides the ability to collect:
      *  Files (typically containing configuration and error data)
      *  Data Areas (that may contain key control blocks or buffers).

      It also has the ability to invoke programs that will aid in the
collection  of system statistics and other system information.  In
addition, SnapDump automatically gathers environment information and
key system data areas and buffers (e.g., system trace buffer, process
status, semaphore usage, etc).  The SnapDump Data Collector utilizes
a flat ASCII file as input.  This file contains the instructions that
specify what data is to be collected (e.g., files, memory areas), or
what data gathering program is to be invoked. This flat file approach
makes the SnapDump Data Collector very flexible in that it can be
easily tailored to add or remove items to be collected. CLI for
SnapDump Data Collector:
      The Command Line Interface (CLI) follows:
      'SNAPDUMP {input_flat_file output_captured_data}'
      Both input_flat...