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METHOD OF POLLING MULTIPLE DEVICES WITH LIMITED RESOURCES, WHIL E ENSURING THE TIMELINESS OF DEVICE STATUS POLLING THREAD SCHEDU

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013508D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Dennis Carney Ryan Nguyen

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a monitoring application to monitor multiple devices without having to use one thread per device, while still ensuring timely status. The basic method is to use one controller thread, the "polling thread scheduler" thread, that controls some number of polling ("polling" means sending queries at