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Hardware improvements for a firmware initiated flight recorder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010140D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Oct-25

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Hardware assist to "flight recorder" - type trace table firmware to efficiently exploit machine architecture in order to automate time-stamping of trace entries and to support cacheline data flushing. The hardware automatically appands the counter value to the flight recorder information.