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Support Processor Pre-Processed Load Files

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120200D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bordovsky, JS: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for minimizing the time to load files into the memory of a machine under test when using a support processor.

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Support Processor Pre-Processed Load Files

      Disclosed is a method for minimizing the time to load files
into the memory of a machine under test when using a support
processor.

      In order to load the memory of the machine under test using A
support processor, information must be passed to memory in the form
of a scan string (a sequential ordering of bits that represent the
state of the machine).  The binary program to load (or memory image
file) should be converted to this scan string format (pre-load file).
AB It can take a lot of time to convert a binary load program into
the scan string format.  In order to minimize the time spent doing
these conversions, the process of loading a binary load file was
divided into two steps.  The first step creates the pre-load file.
This pre-load file is designated by <filename>.pre.  It can be reused
as often as desired, thus eliminating the most time-consuming step of
the load. The second step is to load the pre-load file into the
memory of the machine under test.

      By using this method, the user will convert his binary load
file to the scan string format only once.  This will minimize the
load time for files loaded into the test machine's memory.

      Anonymous.