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Problem Analysis and Resolution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034971D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hoag, DJ Koehler, JL Nelson, DL Shaffer, DL Upchurch, RA Vossen, KC [+details]

Abstract

Problem Analysis and Resolution (PAR), as designed for a certain computer, provides support for online isolation and resolution of system problems as an integrated part of the operating system. PAR provides a problem handling structure featuring a common execution environment for problem handling functions and the localization of the primary components used in problem handling on the system. PAR also provides a common set of macros which may be used to write Problem Determination Procedures (PDPs) for specific system resources and their possible error conditions. The term Problem Determination (PD), as used here, refers to any of the common problem handling functions to be performed including Problem Isolation, Problem Resolution, Fix and Repair Verification, and Recovery.