08001298 cites 185 patents.
An article of manufacture, an apparatus, and a method for providing extended measurement word data from a control unit to a channel subsystem of an I/O processing system are disclosed. The article of manufacture includes at least one computer usable medium having computer readable program code logic. The computer readable program code logic performs a method including receiving a command message from the channel subsystem at the control unit, and initiating a timing calculation sequence of a plurality of time values in response to receiving the command message at the control unit. The computer readable program code logic also populates extended measurement word data at the control unit including the plurality of time values, and outputs the extended measurement word data from the control unit to the channel subsystem.