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ADVANCED HISTORICAL LOG IN A DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013384D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Described is a method that provides a better way to track events that need to be logged (usually for servicability purposes). In addition to the specifics of the events and their related data being logged, the device's cumulative power-on time is also logged. This additional information creates the opportunity to correlate events (especially failure events) with the device's operating time and more accurately identify trends and patterns. This method considers two ways to use power-on-time time stamps: Have the accumulated power-on-time time stamp as the only time stamp Have the accumulated power-on-time time stamp in addition to a time-of-day time stamp. Some specific way to use these logs with their time stamps are: