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METHOD for LOCATING a DATA STRUCTURE in a PROCESSOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040773D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Graham, CS Gregg, LE Sheppard, FP [+details]

Abstract

The method utilizes common control structures and delayed binding and functions by: (a) requesting a particular structure; (b) detecting that the structure is not present; (Image Omitted) (c) adding an identifier for the structure to a list of unlocated structures; (d) subsequently, loading a new data structure into the processor; (e) determining whether the new data structure is the requested structure; (f) if so, indicating that the requested structure has been found, and erasing its identifier from the list; (g) repeating steps (d-f) whenever a new structure is loaded. The method utilizes system control blocks which have a generally common structure.