3800 printer problem during CICS initialization
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About 18 month ago there was post related to "Spooled 3800 printers for CICS partitions" on VSE-L. In rare cases the 3800 printer device type may cause problems during CICS initialization.
Symptom: CICS TS can experience abends at various points during CICS initialization. That might also cause FED and FFF Hard Waits.
Trigger for the problem: An ASSGN for SYSLST to a spooled 3800 printer device type. The problem occurs when a DFHDCT Extrapartition dataset entry for a printer is opened during CICS initialization.
Resolution: This can be resolved in the CICS startup job by an ASSGN for SYSLST to a spooled PRT1 or a printer device type other than a 3800.