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Local Office Control Block in Address Space

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119562D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cox, D: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This articles addresses the problem that all tasks in an address spaces running Office Components in MVS need to be able to locate local resources. There is a need for a local Office Control Block which is accessible and locatable by the Office Platform and components. This control block should be able to indicate the current status of the local Office Environment. It should be able to provide the information needed to access Office Resources. This information should include information needed to invoke Office Platform Components, such as local Persistent Storage Mechanism (PSM). In addition, this control block should be flexible to adapt to the installation-specific configuration.

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Local Office Control Block in Address Space

      This articles addresses the problem that all tasks in an
address spaces running Office Components in MVS need to be able to
locate local resources. There is a need for a local Office Control
Block which is accessible and locatable by the Office Platform and
components. This control block should be able to indicate the current
status of the local Office Environment. It should be able to provide
the information needed to access Office Resources. This information
should include information needed to invoke Office Platform
Components, such as local Persistent Storage Mechanism (PSM). In
addition, this control block should be flexible to adapt to the
installation-specific configuration.

      The solution to the Local Office Control Block is to have it
created during Office address space initialization and place it in
Extended Private Storage. Extended Private Storage is available to
all tasks in the address space and is not a system resource. The
control block needs to contain the essential information and anchors
needed for the local Office Platform. A reasonable performance
requires that all tasks must be able to quickly locate and address
the local Office Platform. The control block must be flexible enough
to reflect the configuration specified at address space
initialization. Then the control block can be expandable if other
applications wish to use the Office Platform and must place an anchor
point into the local O...