Method for loading a rule set in a rule engine
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2034-Apr-28
Potentially relevant companies (2): Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc.
Products & technologies (1): Wireless:3GPP
A method of exchanging a rules engine decision tree cache is disclosed. The method provides for provision accepting a command to build a replacement rules engine decision tree cache, replacing the existing cache if the decision tree creation process is successful, retaining the existing cache if the decision tree creation process is not successful, and providing specific error messages in the event that the replacement fails. The method allows an network operator to change the rules for the rule engine without disruption of real-time service and allows for a level of error checking prior to provisioning the new decision tree.
1. A method for loading a new rule set in a rules cache in a rules engine, the method comprising the steps of:
initiating a rule engine reload;
building a new decision tree from the rule set;
storing said new decision tree in a temporary cache;
changing the rule engine state to a reloading-in-progress state;
updating the rules cache with the new decision tree from said temporary cache; and
changing the rule engine state to an active state.
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