DIFFERENCES IN THE DISPLAYS
VIEW DATA TABLE
All the queues into and out-of the groups of embeddable boxes are listed with their group name as a prefix. Host box names are prefixed by hierarchy.
VIEW BOX TABLE
All host boxes are listed independently. No embeddable box is shown independently. There are only single entries for an entire group. No information about a single embeddable is accessable. You must use the "Trace Table" for this information. Remember, a group fires as a single entity and is viewed as a single function box.
VIEW TRACE TABLE
The Trace Table lists host boxes hierarchically and embeddable boxes by group. The same information is available for both types of boxes. The major difference is in the amount of information collected and displayed. Trace Table information is collected on the processors on which execution is occurring. Workstations with a lot of memory can collect a lot of execution history data. On embedded processors, you may not want to sacrifice memory for this execution information, so trade-offs are necessary.
In Options Group Control Map Partitions , you have the option of selecting which type of embedded system memory to save Trace Table data and how much memory to allocate for this purpose. With the default value, the Trace Table may show a lot of execution data for host boxes but have data for embeddable boxes only at the highest time area. The memory for the Trace Table is used as a circular buffer. Therefore you will see only the current information for a lenght relative to the size of that buffer.
VIEW MAPPING TABLE
The embeddable boxes are all listed as "unmapped." They can not be distributed using the drag-and-drop technique and their firing granularity can not be set from this table. The embeddable box names individually and are not prefixed by group name.
VIEW PARAMETER TABLE
The Parameter table shows all the function box parameter values in the graph. The parameters for the embeddable boxes are listed with their group name as a prefix. Otherwise, the behavior of the table is consistent.
VIEW GROUP STATUS
This option has no effect in an application consisting of only host boxes. With a graph that contains embeddable boxes, this option prints a current status message in the window in which Gedae was started. This message can give you much information about the groups' status.
Highlights all the embeddable groups. Host boxes turn white. Each group has a different color and is separated by a host (white) box.
For host boxes, this menu selection toggles the highlighting of all the I/O queues showing the relative amount of data. For embeddable boxes, this toggles the highlighting of only those I/O queues that are connected to host boxes. Queues internal to the group are not highlighted.
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