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Statistical Polling Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061036D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Inomata, T Matsuyama, T [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a statistical polling method having the characteristic that the peripheral device controller can drive the peripheral device at the most suitable environment in operating time. The controller observes the device state change every time the internal polling interval is defined, and defines the best polling interval. As a result of this method, the controller can drive any peripheral devices in any environment and in the most suitable condition, and process the other works without wasting time on the polling. The peripheral device controller must check the state of the peripheral device which is connected to the peripheral device controller directly, before sending/receiving the data to/from the peripheral device.