Autonomic On-Demand Adapter Dump
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-28
Disclosed is an improved data capture method to assist in the problem analysis and debug of firmware which resides within an input/output (I/O) adapter. When an event of interest occurs the firmware state is captured without disrupting adapter operation and copied into otherwise unused adapter memory. At a later time, the memory containing the copy of the firmware state is read by the host system and stored for further examination.