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Method for Alerting a User of a Personal Computer When the Alarm Queue Is Full

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038410D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hall, LF Pancoast, ST Trimble, WR [+details]

Abstract

A method is described that would alert the user of a Personal Computer (PC) that the alarm queue of a scheduler-type program is full and also provide the user with the information required to correct the problem. The alarm function in a Personal Computer maintains an alarm queue that contains up to 32 entries. This queue is ordered in ascending time sequence. The realtime clock is programmed to wake up (i.e., turn on) the computer and generate an alarm interrupt to give control to the alarm function when the earliest time in the queue is reached. The alarm function is always resident in memory with the Scheduler Program. A method of alerting the user when the alarm queue becomes full is described. The user is alerted by displaying a prompt that allows the user to list the alarm queue.