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Regression Test Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040298D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Britt, BJ Greene, WB McCoy, DG Strunk, JR [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a program which allows a fast method of retesting a printed circuit card with predefined test cases when a change is made to the microcode, function or components. The program disclosed herein communicates with either the assembly line diagnostic link (ALDL) or PROBE card used in a technician terminal. It was designed to present a fast method of verifying new microcode and functional changes to the card. Also, it can be used to verify a card if a component change is made. The program reads any file developed by Personal Editor. The file contains the commands to be sent and the proper response for that command. A file is loaded, the program determines which card to communicate with, sends the commands, and checks for the proper response to be returned.