Optimized-incrementing, time-gap defect detection apparatus and method

  • US 7,472,207 B2
  • Filed: 06/15/2005
  • Issued: 12/30/2008
  • 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 comprising at least two 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 at least two 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 producing a data stream between the at least two devices;

    an interrupt module configured to interrupt the exchange of data and insert into the exchange of the data stream a delay time value dynamically calculated according to a numerical search method; and

    a verification module configured to determine whether an error occurred as a result of the delay time in the exchange and remained undetected to the computer system.

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