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Diagnostic Error Logging in a Copier Monitoring System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064079D
Original Publication Date: 1985-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Didge, JH Underhill, TT [+details]

Abstract

Most copier monitoring systems consist of terminals communicating to a host computer. These systems are set up and maintained by the system operator. It is important for such a system to have a means for diagnosing errors that does not require trained service personnel or diagnostic equipment. This allows the system operator to correct the situation quickly and inexpensively. A means for collecting error occurrences is provided in the system's software. A diskette file is maintained that logs each occurrence of a system error. The system operator at any time can print out the contents of this file in order to trace the "goodness" of his system. Some errors have self-recovering methods that are transparent to the users of the system.