No assignee for patent application serial number 859560 has been made.
News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to computing systems, and deals more particularly with performance management in such computing systems, whereby performance data capture is automatically and dynamically enabled.
"Many software products provide the ability to capture data pertaining to system performance and throughput. There is a trade-off to gathering such data, however, since the act of doing so is a performance and throughput cost to the system. That is, CPU usage will increase due to gathering and capturing the data, and the elapsed time for applications executing in the system will increase, resulting in reduced throughput."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "The present invention is directed to performance management in computing systems. In one aspect, this comprises dynamically and automatically enabling performance data capture in a computing environment by: iteratively monitoring current run-time characteristics of the computing environment and comparing the current run-time characteristics to previously-recorded information describing characteristics of the computing environment when operating in a healthy state; and responsive to detecting, from the comparing, that the computing environment is not operating in the healthy state, programmatically causing the processor to begin capturing performance data pertaining to ongoing current run-time characteristics of the computing environment or, if the processor is already capturing the performance data and a further level of detail is available for the capturing, then causing the processor to begin capturing the performance data at the further level of detail. Optionally, if the comparing detects that the computing environment has returned to operating in the healthy state, the capturing of the performance data may be stopped or set to capture a smaller subset of possible data.
"Embodiments of these and other aspects of the present invention may be provided as methods, systems, and/or computer program products. It should be noted that the foregoing is a summary and thus contains, by necessity, simplifications, generalizations, and omissions of detail; consequently, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the summary is illustrative only and is not intended to be in any way limiting. Other aspects, inventive features, and advantages of the present invention, as defined by the appended claims, will become apparent in the non-limiting detailed description set forth below.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS
"The present invention will be described with reference to the following drawings, in which like reference numbers denote the same element throughout.
"FIG. 1 illustrates a computing environment in which system health is monitored, and in which diagnostic data may be automatically and dynamically enabled, according to an embodiment of the present invention;
"FIG. 2 provides a flowchart depicting logic which may be used when implementing an embodiment of the present invention;
"FIG. 3 illustrates a user interface that may be used for configuring settings to be used by an embodiment of the present invention when a problem is detected at run time;
"FIG. 4 depicts a data processing system suitable for storing and/or executing program code; and
"FIG. 5 depicts a representative networking environment in which one or more embodiments of the present invention may be used."
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