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Graphical Indicator for Stale Physical Partitions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113986D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 130K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bowman, M: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of indicating stale partitions for a standard user interface editor for direct manipulation of physical partitions to be used in a family of graphical user interface applications for systems management tasks.

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Graphical Indicator for Stale Physical Partitions

      Disclosed is a method of indicating stale partitions for a
standard user interface editor for direct manipulation of physical
partitions to be used in a family of graphical user interface
applications for systems management tasks.

      The general structure disclosed here is a Physical Volume
Partition window object that is used only by the visual storage
management application, and utilizes its unique screen objects.  See
the Figure for an example Physical Volume Partition window.  A window
with a spreadsheet-like view can be opened by dropping an action icon
on a physical volume in the Work Area.  The architecture of this
graphical direct manipulation Physical Partition Editor is defined
using a standard set of data storage building blocks:
 1.  Volume Group Objects:  A specific Volume Group object must be
    expanded to display its contents:  physical volumes, logical
    volumes, and file systems.
 2.  Physical Volume Objects:  The Physical Volumes associated with
    the expanded volume group are then displayed.
 3.  Logical Volume Objects:  The Logical Volumes associated with the
    expanded volume group are also displayed.

      The Physical Volume Partition Editor is displayed by dropping
the action icon on one of the Physical Volume objects in the Work
Area.  Once this happens, the Physical Volume Partitions window
appears.  This window has several sections.  First, an icon
representing the physical volume that the action icon was dropped on
appears in the uppermost corner of the window.  Below that is a
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