Programmatic time-gap defect detection apparatus and method

  • US 6,691,181 B2
  • Filed: 10/09/2001
  • Issued: 02/10/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/09/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for programmatically detecting time-gap defects in a computer system having devices interconnected to one another, the apparatus comprising:

  • a memory device configured to store data structures comprising executables and operational data;

    a processor operably connected to the memory device to process the data structures;

    a controller configured to control an exchange of data between the devices; and

    the memory device, wherein the data structures further comprise a detection module, executable by the processor and comprising;

    an operation module configured to initiate an exchange of data between at least two of the devices;

    an interrupt module configured to interrupt the exchange of data and insert a delay time having a programmable value; and

    a verification module configured to determine whether an error occurred in the exchange and remained undetected to the computer system.

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