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Method and Apparatus for Level Reporting and Management of Firmware Using Multiple Service Paths

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016671D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-08

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This invention defines a mechanism for allowing system firmware to be serviced using two different methods while maintaining the capability for each service path to determine which fixes have been installed. This scheme also allows each service path to have its own format and packaging.