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System Event Indication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059798D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Crooks, TL Trachy, JP [+details]

Abstract

Event indicators may be described as system operation progress indicators, the purpose of which is to convey information to the system operator or customer service representative without the use of a console or work station. Event indicators -- unlike system status indicators (which indicate specific current conditions or states of affairs in a machine, i.e., parity, processor check conditions) or address/data displays -- highlight events which have or have not occurred during initialization or subsequent operation of the system. They can thus be used to trace the progress of the system during bring-up or while performing one or more sequences of operations. This information can be of extreme importance in diagnosing the cause of a system hardware or software problem.