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Freelance Technique of Enabling an Update Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113464D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Andoh, Y: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique for creating the enabler to enable an update program. The enabler will be enhanced without limitations. Also, the additional logic to the original program to pass the control the enabler is simple and small.

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Freelance Technique of Enabling an Update Program

      Disclosed is a technique for creating the enabler to enable an
update program.  The enabler will be enhanced without limitations.
Also, the additional logic to the original program to pass the
control the enabler is simple and small.

      The Figure shows constituents of an update program set.  This
set includes the enabler, information for update programs and update
programs.  The key point is that the enabler is loaded with update
programs into memory.  Thus any logic can be implemented into the
enabler even if the original program is not changeable.

      Flowchart shows how to implement the pass control logic into
the original program.  At first, the logic receives the address that
is the enabler.  The second, calls the enabler as a subroutine.  This
logic have to add to the original program.  But the risk is minimized
because of the very simple logic.  Also, an application program
interface becomes simple.

Summarize the merits of the enabler are as follows:

1.  The enabler can get the information for update programs when
    assembled.

2.  The update program set can be loaded into any place of memory.

3.  The additional logic to the original program and also application
    interface become simple.

4.  Any logic can be implemented into the enabler.

      In accordance with the technique, the enabler realizes to
update programs and can be included any logic.