Programmatic time-gap defect correction apparatus and method

  • US 20030105897A1
  • Filed: 11/30/2001
  • Published: 06/05/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for correcting time-gap defects in a computer system configured to communicate with devices of both synchronous and asynchronous types, the apparatus comprising:

  • a processor configured to process data communicated with devices of both synchronous and asynchronous types; and

    a controller configured to control an exchange of data between the devices, the controller including a buffer, having a capacity of bytes and configured to temporarily store the data exchanged, and a memory device operably connected to the processor to store data structures comprising executables, the executables comprising;

    a driver configured to control operation of the controller, and an error avoidance module, the error avoidance module configured to be invoked by the driver to compare the capacity to a count of bytes transferred with respect to the buffer, and to force an error condition based on the count.

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