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Error Detection and Isolation Structure for Computer Operating System Software

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057695D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Christiansen, RA Treu, AR [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby computer operating system (OS) software is structured in such a way so as to enable code developers of application programs to have a means of detecting and isolating software code errors. The structure provides a way to enable a software developer to have confidence in the developed code and to have a measurable effectiveness that covers all exposures of errors in a block of code. (Image Omitted) As computer hardware becomes more reliable, software can become vulnerable as being the most unreliable portion of a system. As a result, there is an increasing need to have available a software structural OS code which has the capability to detect and isolate errors in operational software. The concept described herein is an OS structure that is designed to provide operating system integrity.