Potential problem in CICS APAR
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There is a potential problem in CICS TS for VSE/ESA APAR PM81883, that could result in the CICS task going into a "for-ever" wait. That is you have to cancel CICS to get rid of that task, if you run into the problem. My CICS colleague is working on a fix, it will be available with APAR PI12578 soon.
The problem will only happen, if there is a non-zero full word at storage location 0. You can display storage locations with the Attention Routine command DSPLY. E.g. use DSPLY 0 to display the content of location 0. Remark: Storage location 0 (up to X'2000') is not unique, if you have more than one CPU active. DSPLY shows the storage content of one of those CPUs.
The CICS service team has a temporary fix available, if you run into that problem,
The latest news will be available on the "Fix list for CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA V1.1.1" to be updated once a month. I assume that will happen next week. The fix list is here.
This problem was published on VSE-L last week too.