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Method Of Alerting Control Program Of Operator Manual Rewind Unload

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052082D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bradley, AM Kirkpatrick, CR Meier, RE Robinson, FL [+details]

Abstract

Once a tape reel has been mounted on a drive and becomes loaded and ready, the control program in the host is notified. In order to maintain the integrity of the data, the volume must not be removed until the control program has completed access (reading or writing) and issues a rewind unload.