Method to Format Virtual Resource Manager Control Blocks
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
A method is described which improves productivity by formatting the Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) system control blocks and provides a control block display without having to disclose the internal formats of the blocks. The VRM Debugger program contains a control block formatter. The formatter formats VRM system control blocks in a meaningful fashion without disclosing the internal formats of the control blocks. The formatter is included as part of the debugger. It can be used whenever the Debugger is in use. The user does not have to load a special tool or format the control blocks off-line. Samples of some of the screens displayed, starting with the selection menu, are shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The menu appears when the appropriate command is entered. The user makes a selection from the menu.