DEVICE-DEDICATED FAULT BUFFERS BACKGROUND
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-22
Currently, in SmartZone systems, all system faults are collected in a single buffer on a first-in, first-out basis (a queue). Since the buffer is limited to a finite size, this means that only the most recent faults are saved. This is done to avoid consuming too much disk space in the system. The problem is that if one device is generating most of the faults, devices that rarely produce faults are likely to have their fault information over-written in the buffer, thus causing their fault information to be "lost." In such a case, it is impossible to analyze the devices that infrequently fail.