Patent Number: 8,719,641

Title: Priority buffering for trace data in trace queue

Abstract: A method for priority buffering of trace data in a computing system includes receiving instances of trace data by a priority assignment module, the trace data being generated by events that occur during execution of computer software in the computing system; assigning a priority to each instance of trace data, wherein the priority is assigned based on the event that generated the instance of trace data; and inserting the instances of trace data into a plurality of priority buffers based on their respective assigned priorities.

Inventors: Cole; Gary L. (Endicott, NY), Howland; Michael J. (Endicott, NY), Rogers; Paul E. (Johnson City, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018