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Software Support for Document and Format Storage in Both Base and Removable Random-Access Memories

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062345D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cecil, RH Mehl, JW Railsback, GV [+details]

Abstract

Document/format storage is shared between a base machine and a removable RAM (random-access memory) cartridge. Text storage is shared between a software ROS (read-only storage) cartridge and a feature ROS cartridge. Storage of the documents and formats is protected against system POR (power on reset). A RAM in a base machine and a RAM in a removable cartridge share document storage through each document storage area being discrete in that it can operate independently of the other. To select a document or format in the base machine, only the ID of the document or format is entered. When selecting a document or format in the RAM of the removable cartridge, an "=" sign is entered prior to the ID. Each RAM storage area in the base machine and the cartridge is started on a segment boundary, which has at least 16 bytes.