Patent Number: 7,085,859

Title: Method, apparatus and program storage device for automatically presenting status from a host bus adapter until an error is detected

Abstract: A method, apparatus and program storage device for automatically presenting status from a host bus adapter until an error is detected is provided. Data is transmitted between the host bus adapter and a host. The host performs data transmission validation and determines whether data transmission was successful. The host bus adapter automatically sends status information when data transmission was successful, else the host bus adapter waits for status type identification from the host for transmission of data.

Inventors: Chen; James Chien-Chiung (Tucson, AZ), Spanel; Carol (San Jose, CA), Walls; Andrew Dale (San Jose, CA), Kuo; Lih-Chung (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 13/00 (20060101); G06F 13/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018