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Resolution of Missing Hardware Options

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035022D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Benignus, DM Browning, LM [+details]

Abstract

A method is disclosed for resolving the disappearance of missing hardware options. An option may not be detected for several reasons, including defective hardware, incorrect power-on procedures, and if the option has been removed from the system. If the configuration is not managed, then resources and reliability are lost. This method assumes that some non-volatile memory is available that can be used to save current configuration. This method also assumes that the hardware options, such as cards, adapters, devices, and expansion boxes have been detected, and that the Current Configuration Table has been built. The Current Configuration Table should reflect how the hardware options are interconnected.