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Automatically Demount Media

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116185D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Britton, TG: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

When processing is completed on a piece of media, it is automatically put back to its original holding place to make the media processing device available for the next piece of media.

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Automatically Demount Media

      When processing is completed on a piece of media, it is
automatically put back to its original holding place to make the
media processing device available for the next piece of media.

      In an automation system, media is loaded and made ready in a
Read/Write device by a Mount command from the host.  When data
processing is done on the media, the media is unloaded and ready to
be demounted.  The Read/Write device signals the Automation Manager
(which is responsible for processing the Mount/Demount command from
host) either at the start or at the end of an unload.  A Media
demount could then be processed if the media is the one which was
previously mounted.  If a Demount command has been received from the
host, the media will be demounted normally.  If a Demount command has
not been received from the host by the time the media is unloaded,
the Automation Manager will process its own Demount command and put
the media back to its home.