z/VSE service news: CICS APARs
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Today I have 2 new APARs for the CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE 2.2 (CICS TS for z/VSE 2.2), which is part of the z/VSE 6.2 base.
The CICS Level 3 team added those APARs to their Fix List.
APAR PI91507 (PTF UI53706): USING CICS WEB SUPPORT RECEIVES DFHAP0001 ABEND CODE 0C6/AKEA AT OFFSET X'FFFFFFFF' IN MODULE DFHWBBLI.
Error description: This problem only occurs in CICS for z/VSE 2.2 (430) as distributed with z/VSE 6.2. DFHAP0001 Abend code 0C6/AKEA offset X'FFFFFFFF' in DFHWBBLI
Each abend results in an ASRA transaction dump as well as the AP0001 dump. The type of program check can vary depending on the failing PSW address and could also be 0C1 or 0C4. You might see a similar abend reported at offset x'FFFFFFFF' in DFHWBA.
The problem can also affect the CICS Explorer. There might be subsequent abends in other modules and a PC0409 abend that causes CICS to terminate.
The problem only occurs when Monitoring is active in the system, i.e SIT MN=ON. This may be dynamically enabled by Vendor CICS Performance Monitors.
APAR PI91103 (PTF UI53707): RFS DISKR COMMAND FAILS WITH RETURN CODE 12
Error description: Customer migrated from z/VSE 5.2 to z/VSE 6.1. As part of the process they tailored the REXX for CICS component and migrated over, their existing Rexx File System (RFS) VSAM clusters. They then tailored and made use of the new supplied CIC*.PROC members in PRD1.BASE. Afterwards, they were able to successfully execute the provided IVP (CICIVP1.PROC) without any issue. However, any attempt to access members in the RFS fails with a RC=12 from any 'RFS DISKR' command. This includes the internal 'RFS DISKR' command invoked as part of the internal REXX EDIT Server for full screen edit.
The "Fix list for CICS TS for z/VSE 2.2 is here.
Have a good weekend.