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Media Support Module Debug Commands

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Paul Thompson
Novell, Inc.

01 Apr 2002

The following are little-known commands that prove useful in troubleshooting MSM (Media Support Module) problems. They are executed from the internal debugger.

To list the adapters or display the Adapter Data Space:

-a [n | ADS]

To display the HSM (Host Support Module) APIs for an adapter:

-apis [n | ADS]

To list the logical boards or display the Frame Data Space:

-b [LBN | FDS]

To display CTCB (C version of Transmit Control Blocks):

-c <address>

To display ECB (Event Control Blocks):

-e <address>

To display TCB (Transmit Control Blocks):

-t <address>


n=Adapter Sequence Number

ADS=Address of Adapter Data Space

LBN=Logical Board Number

address=Address of object to display

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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