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Buffer Overrun Detection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067144D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Pertzborn, JJ [+details]

Abstract

It is common for buffers to be used for temporarily holding data during a data transfer operation between main storage in a computer system and a high speed input/output device, such as a disk storage drive. In many instances it is desirable to have only partial buffering; however, this requires circuitry for controlling buffer loading, buffer unloading and overrun detection. In the present arrangement, common circuitry is used for controlling buffer loading and unloading and overrun detection.