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Operating System Environment Information Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109029D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Alpert, AI: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

An interface definition for an operating system service for application program use to determine if an operating system contains a specific function is disclosed. The interface is defined such that it may be called by high-level language (HLL) programs.

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Operating System Environment Information Service

       An interface definition for an operating system service
for application program use to determine if an operating system
contains a specific function is disclosed.  The interface is defined
such that it may be called by high-level language (HLL) programs.

      The operating system service is called OSINFO.  OSINFO can be
used by application programs to ask "is function X supported by this
operating system?"  OSINFO is defined so that high-level language
application programs may use the service.  OSINFO has an input
parameter identifying the particular service in which the application
program is interested.  OSINFO indicates via a return code whether
the particular service is available.

      Interface definition for the OSINFO service:
           CALL OSINFO (function, reason_code, return_code);
                     function
                          integer variable identifying the function
which the caller wants to determine is present or not.
                     reason code
                          integer variable containing the reason_code
from the OSINFO service.  (The meanings of the returned values depend
upon the particular function whose status was requested.)
                     return_code
                          integer variable containin...