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Loadable Configuration Determination Modules in a Diagnostic Expert System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060040D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Karner, FA McBride, ME [+details]

Abstract

A flexible and adaptable procedure is described for determining the hardware configuration of a Computer System that is being diagnosed by an Expert System. The procedure employs a Configuration Determination Module (CDM) which is an executable module that resides on the Stand-alone Diagnostics Diskette (SDD). The purpose of the CDM is to build an entry in the Configuration Table for each instance that the non-adapter feature card or adapter port corresponding to its associated feature type is encountered in the system. Additionally, for adapter ports, a Define Device Structure is also created. Every feature type, be it a non-adapter card or adapter that is configured in the system, is represented by its own unique Configuration Determination Module in order that the Configuration Table be properly built.