Managing Resets in a Data Storage Hierarchy
Original Publication Date: 1985-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
Microcoded controls in a data storage hierarchy selectively delay resets for assuring data and subsystem integrity. Critical operations are identified. Such critical operations are not instituted unless such operations can be completed before receiving a reset. If a reset is received during the execution of a critical operation, the reset is deferred until completion of the critical operation. A plurality of host processors is connected through a peripheral control to a plurality of devices (not shown). Peripheral control, shown in the Overview Diagram, includes a reset timer which can time- out for "K" milliseconds (KMS). Identified critical modules invoke the reset control.