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Dwayne Bennett: Method and apparatus for tracking buffer availability. Hewlett Packard Co, Richard F Schuette, March 11, 1997: US05610745 (147 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method and apparatus for transmitting frames from a plurality of node ports (N.sub.-- ports) to their associated fabric ports (F.sub.-- ports) for forwarding to other interconnected F.sub.-- ports on a Fibre Channel switch in which the transmitted frames are stored in a plurality ...


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Bennett Dwayne: Method and apparatus for tracking buffer availability. Hewlett Packard Co, May 7, 1997: EP0772323-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

The appts includes a number of interconnected fabric ports each including a number of receive buffers for storing frames received from an NPort. A receive credit counter counts the number of frames that the NPort is currently allowed to transmit at one time. A smart credit counter counts the number ...