Patent Number: 7,134,040

Title: Method, system, and program for selecting a path to a device to use when sending data requests to the device

Abstract: Provided are a method, system, and program for selecting a path to a device to use when sending data requests to the device. Data requests are submitted to the device on a first path. Device information is maintained indicating a position of a data transfer mechanism of the device that performs the submitted data request. A second path to the device is selected if the first path fails. Data requests are submitted to the indicated position at the device on the selected second path.

Inventors: Ayres; James Francis (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00