Stop on Address Operation
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
The Stop On Address (SOA) scheme described here eliminates masking out of software problems which are being diagnosed by microcoded SOA routines. The original problem cannot be found with such microcode SOA routines since the reduced performance of the testing mode prevents the problem's occurrence. The processor here is able to continue normal system performance when in SOA. Thus, the software problem will occur so that it can be located when in SOA mode.