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  • Latest Post - ‏2012-11-01T17:46:46Z by davidknibb
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Pinned topic CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

‏2012-10-12T10:49:50Z |
All - an updated version of the CICS TS 5.1 open beta code has just been made available on the beta download site.

We encourage you all to update with this latest version of the open beta code as it has a significant number of new features and functions.

Any questions please get back to us

Thanks

Francis
Updated on 2012-11-01T17:46:46Z at 2012-11-01T17:46:46Z by davidknibb
  • dysonbags
    dysonbags
    16 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-15T10:12:54Z  
    Hi Francis,

    I downloaded the new beta code. I decided to install it over the old beta code, maybe not what you envisaged? But I get the following messages during the receive:

    HCB6800 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    HCIZ300 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    H0B5110 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    H0B7110 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    H0Z2110 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    JCB680D RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB680L RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB680M RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB680W RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB6801 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB6802 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB6803 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED

    I'm assuming/hoping that the "not received" messages are due to there being no updates to those particular FMIDs and it is safe to continue with the apply?

    Cheers
    Graham
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    124 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-15T10:24:33Z  
    • dysonbags
    • ‏2012-10-15T10:12:54Z
    Hi Francis,

    I downloaded the new beta code. I decided to install it over the old beta code, maybe not what you envisaged? But I get the following messages during the receive:

    HCB6800 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    HCIZ300 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    H0B5110 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    H0B7110 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    H0Z2110 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    JCB680D RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB680L RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB680M RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB680W RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB6801 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB6802 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB6803 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED

    I'm assuming/hoping that the "not received" messages are due to there being no updates to those particular FMIDs and it is safe to continue with the apply?

    Cheers
    Graham
    Hi Graham,

    Great to hear you have downloaded and started the install. The following FMIDs relate to the following:

    CICS Service Flow Feature: HCIZ300
    CICS REXX Common: H0Z2110
    CICS REXX Runtime: H0B5110
    CICS REXX Dev: H0B7110

    These are the same as the last open beta and have not been updated. So the SMP/e receive errors are unfortunately expected.

    Cheers

    Adam Coulthard
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    124 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-15T11:11:37Z  
    • dysonbags
    • ‏2012-10-15T10:12:54Z
    Hi Francis,

    I downloaded the new beta code. I decided to install it over the old beta code, maybe not what you envisaged? But I get the following messages during the receive:

    HCB6800 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    HCIZ300 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    H0B5110 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    H0B7110 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    H0Z2110 NOT RECEIVED FUNCTION REWORK LEVEL IS NOT GREATER THAN THE VERSION ALREADY RECEIVED
    JCB680D RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB680L RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB680M RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB680W RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB6801 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB6802 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED
    JCB6803 RE-RECEIVED FUNCTION SMPTLIB LOADED

    I'm assuming/hoping that the "not received" messages are due to there being no updates to those particular FMIDs and it is safe to continue with the apply?

    Cheers
    Graham
    Hi Graham

    Thanks for the information and sorry we caused you problems.

    As Adam pointed out these FMIDS have not changed as they are the REXX for CICS anbd Service Flow Feature FMIDS - they are not needed for CICS TS testing. For the SMP/E Apply & Accept step please remove them and you should be ok.

    For the Beta we always ask that you use a new SMP/E environment.

    If you find you are still having problems please let me know.

    Thanks

    Francis
  • dysonbags
    dysonbags
    16 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-15T15:23:59Z  
    Hi Graham

    Thanks for the information and sorry we caused you problems.

    As Adam pointed out these FMIDS have not changed as they are the REXX for CICS anbd Service Flow Feature FMIDS - they are not needed for CICS TS testing. For the SMP/E Apply & Accept step please remove them and you should be ok.

    For the Beta we always ask that you use a new SMP/E environment.

    If you find you are still having problems please let me know.

    Thanks

    Francis
    Hi Francis,

    No problem at all. Trust me to do things differently. :-) Anyway I've tested the upgrade path for you (as opposed to the clean install). Regions are up and running. No obvious problems yet.

    Cheers
    Graham
  • dysonbags
    dysonbags
    16 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-16T08:24:31Z  
    • dysonbags
    • ‏2012-10-15T15:23:59Z
    Hi Francis,

    No problem at all. Trust me to do things differently. :-) Anyway I've tested the upgrade path for you (as opposed to the clean install). Regions are up and running. No obvious problems yet.

    Cheers
    Graham
    Hi Adam, Francis,

    Just noticed an error in the new beta. I'm getting these messages on startup.

    09.19.31 STC14955 +GSVC999I CA SYSVIEW for CICS terminated
    09.19.51 STC14955 +DFHFC0951 Z000CICS 821
    821 Non-RLS OPEN of file NDVRSYM failed. DSNAME not available from JCL or
    821 resource definition. Module DFHFCFS.
    09.19.53 STC14955 +DFHAP0001 Z000CICS An abend (code 0C4/AKEA) has occurred at offset X'000001F6' in module EZACICME.
    09.19.53 STC14955 +DFHME0116 Z000CICS 823
    823 (Module:DFHMEME) CICS symptom string for message DFHAP0001 is
    823 PIDS/5655BTA00 LVLS/680 MS/DFHAP0001 RIDS/DFHSRP PTFS/Beta12 AB/S00C4
    823 AB/UAKEA RIDS/EZACICME ADRS/000001F6
    09.19.53 STC14955 +DFHDU0205 Z000CICS A SYSTEM DUMP FOR DUMPCODE: AP0001 , WAS SUPPRESSED BY THE DUMP TABLE OPTION FOR THIS
    DUMPCODE
    09.19.53 STC14955 +EZY1288E 16/10/12 09:19:53 CICS/SOCKETS MODULE EZACICME ABEND ASRA
    09.19.54 STC14955 +DFHFC0952 Z000CICS 826
    826 Dynamic allocation of Non-RLS file PROTCPF failed. Return code
    826 X'0004',X'0210' in module DFHFCFS.
    09.19.54 STC14955 +DFHFC0955 Z000CICS Associated data set is ISVI.CAI.TOOLS.V8R5.PROTCPF. Module DFHFCFS.
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHAP0001 Z000CICS An abend (code 0C4/AKEA) has occurred at offset X'000001F6' in module EZACICME.
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHME0116 Z000CICS 829
    829 (Module:DFHMEME) CICS symptom string for message DFHAP0001 is
    829 PIDS/5655BTA00 LVLS/680 MS/DFHAP0001 RIDS/DFHSRP PTFS/Beta12 AB/S00C4
    829 AB/UAKEA RIDS/EZACICME ADRS/000001F6
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHDU0205 Z000CICS A SYSTEM DUMP FOR DUMPCODE: AP0001 , WAS SUPPRESSED BY THE DUMP TABLE OPTION FOR THIS
    DUMPCODE
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHAP0001 Z000CICS An abend (code 0C4/AKEA) has occurred at offset X'000001F6' in module EZACICME.
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHME0116 Z000CICS 832
    832 (Module:DFHMEME) CICS symptom string for message DFHAP0001 is
    832 PIDS/5655BTA00 LVLS/680 MS/DFHAP0001 RIDS/DFHSRP PTFS/Beta12 AB/S00C4
    832 AB/UAKEA RIDS/EZACICME ADRS/000001F6
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHDU0205 Z000CICS A SYSTEM DUMP FOR DUMPCODE: AP0001 , WAS SUPPRESSED BY THE DUMP TABLE OPTION FOR THIS
    DUMPCODE
    09.20.09 STC14955 +EZY1288E 16/10/12 09:20:09 CICS/SOCKETS MODULE EZACICME ABEND ASRA

    Looking at an old log for the previous beta, I get the following at the same point:
    10.52.18 STC14301 +DFHFC0951 Z000CICS 005
    005 Non-RLS OPEN of file NDVRSYM failed. DSNAME not available from JCL or
    005 resource definition. Module DFHFCFS.
    10.52.20 STC14301 +EZY1258I 02/10/12 10:52:20 EZACIC01 ENTRY POINT IS 0FDFD938
    10.52.20 STC14301 +EZY1258I 02/10/12 10:52:20 TRU00000 ENTRY POINT IS 0FDF95E8
    10.52.20 STC14301 +EZY1291I 02/10/12 10:52:20 LISTENER TRANSACTION= CSKL TASKID= 0000052L ACCEPTING REQUESTS VIA PORT 22602
    10.52.20 STC14301 +DFHFC0952 Z000CICS 009
    009 Dynamic allocation of Non-RLS file PROTCPF failed. Return code
    009 X'0004',X'0210' in module DFHFCFS.

    Would you like me to collect any other info?

    Cheers
    Graham
  • davidknibb
    davidknibb
    12 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-16T14:56:42Z  
    • dysonbags
    • ‏2012-10-16T08:24:31Z
    Hi Adam, Francis,

    Just noticed an error in the new beta. I'm getting these messages on startup.

    09.19.31 STC14955 +GSVC999I CA SYSVIEW for CICS terminated
    09.19.51 STC14955 +DFHFC0951 Z000CICS 821
    821 Non-RLS OPEN of file NDVRSYM failed. DSNAME not available from JCL or
    821 resource definition. Module DFHFCFS.
    09.19.53 STC14955 +DFHAP0001 Z000CICS An abend (code 0C4/AKEA) has occurred at offset X'000001F6' in module EZACICME.
    09.19.53 STC14955 +DFHME0116 Z000CICS 823
    823 (Module:DFHMEME) CICS symptom string for message DFHAP0001 is
    823 PIDS/5655BTA00 LVLS/680 MS/DFHAP0001 RIDS/DFHSRP PTFS/Beta12 AB/S00C4
    823 AB/UAKEA RIDS/EZACICME ADRS/000001F6
    09.19.53 STC14955 +DFHDU0205 Z000CICS A SYSTEM DUMP FOR DUMPCODE: AP0001 , WAS SUPPRESSED BY THE DUMP TABLE OPTION FOR THIS
    DUMPCODE
    09.19.53 STC14955 +EZY1288E 16/10/12 09:19:53 CICS/SOCKETS MODULE EZACICME ABEND ASRA
    09.19.54 STC14955 +DFHFC0952 Z000CICS 826
    826 Dynamic allocation of Non-RLS file PROTCPF failed. Return code
    826 X'0004',X'0210' in module DFHFCFS.
    09.19.54 STC14955 +DFHFC0955 Z000CICS Associated data set is ISVI.CAI.TOOLS.V8R5.PROTCPF. Module DFHFCFS.
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHAP0001 Z000CICS An abend (code 0C4/AKEA) has occurred at offset X'000001F6' in module EZACICME.
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHME0116 Z000CICS 829
    829 (Module:DFHMEME) CICS symptom string for message DFHAP0001 is
    829 PIDS/5655BTA00 LVLS/680 MS/DFHAP0001 RIDS/DFHSRP PTFS/Beta12 AB/S00C4
    829 AB/UAKEA RIDS/EZACICME ADRS/000001F6
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHDU0205 Z000CICS A SYSTEM DUMP FOR DUMPCODE: AP0001 , WAS SUPPRESSED BY THE DUMP TABLE OPTION FOR THIS
    DUMPCODE
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHAP0001 Z000CICS An abend (code 0C4/AKEA) has occurred at offset X'000001F6' in module EZACICME.
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHME0116 Z000CICS 832
    832 (Module:DFHMEME) CICS symptom string for message DFHAP0001 is
    832 PIDS/5655BTA00 LVLS/680 MS/DFHAP0001 RIDS/DFHSRP PTFS/Beta12 AB/S00C4
    832 AB/UAKEA RIDS/EZACICME ADRS/000001F6
    09.20.09 STC14955 +DFHDU0205 Z000CICS A SYSTEM DUMP FOR DUMPCODE: AP0001 , WAS SUPPRESSED BY THE DUMP TABLE OPTION FOR THIS
    DUMPCODE
    09.20.09 STC14955 +EZY1288E 16/10/12 09:20:09 CICS/SOCKETS MODULE EZACICME ABEND ASRA

    Looking at an old log for the previous beta, I get the following at the same point:
    10.52.18 STC14301 +DFHFC0951 Z000CICS 005
    005 Non-RLS OPEN of file NDVRSYM failed. DSNAME not available from JCL or
    005 resource definition. Module DFHFCFS.
    10.52.20 STC14301 +EZY1258I 02/10/12 10:52:20 EZACIC01 ENTRY POINT IS 0FDFD938
    10.52.20 STC14301 +EZY1258I 02/10/12 10:52:20 TRU00000 ENTRY POINT IS 0FDF95E8
    10.52.20 STC14301 +EZY1291I 02/10/12 10:52:20 LISTENER TRANSACTION= CSKL TASKID= 0000052L ACCEPTING REQUESTS VIA PORT 22602
    10.52.20 STC14301 +DFHFC0952 Z000CICS 009
    009 Dynamic allocation of Non-RLS file PROTCPF failed. Return code
    009 X'0004',X'0210' in module DFHFCFS.

    Would you like me to collect any other info?

    Cheers
    Graham
    Hi Graham,
    Based on this log, you are having two failures to open files, and these are being followed by 0C4s in EZACICME. This module is part of z/OS TCPIP, so you may need assistance from the TCPIP support team to complete debugging this. We have not been able to recreate the 0C4s here in Hursley.

    To deal with the file control errors:
    09.19.51 STC14955 +DFHFC0951 Z000CICS 821 
    821 Non-RLS OPEN of file NDVRSYM failed. DSNAME not available from JCL or 
    821 resource definition. Module DFHFCFS. 

    This indicates that you are trying to open file NDVRSYM, but no data set name has been provided. I do not think it will be possible to open this file without providing the data set name.
    09.19.54 STC14955 +DFHFC0952 Z000CICS 826 
    826 Dynamic allocation of Non-RLS file PROTCPF failed. Return code 
    826 X'0004',X'0210' in module DFHFCFS. 

    In this case, the x'0210' response from dynamic allocation suggests that the data set is open to another job. You should review other jobs using this data set.
    If you would like us to to attempt to see what's going on with the 0C4s in EZACICME then we would need to see a dump. From the log you have supplied so far it appears that the dump may be being suppressed. If that is the case then you would need to remove this suppression, and recreate the problem. Once you have the dump please terse and FTP it as follows:
    ftp to the following site:
    ftp.hursley.ibm.com
    login as anonymous
    p/w = internet email ID
    cd to directory /pub/import/cicsbeta/openbeta
    Then do a binary PUT of your tersed dataset
    Once this is complete, can you please reply with the name of the dump/s you have sent in.

    Thanks, David
  • dysonbags
    dysonbags
    16 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-16T15:24:11Z  
    Hi Graham,
    Based on this log, you are having two failures to open files, and these are being followed by 0C4s in EZACICME. This module is part of z/OS TCPIP, so you may need assistance from the TCPIP support team to complete debugging this. We have not been able to recreate the 0C4s here in Hursley.

    To deal with the file control errors:
    09.19.51 STC14955 +DFHFC0951 Z000CICS 821 
    821 Non-RLS OPEN of file NDVRSYM failed. DSNAME not available from JCL or 
    821 resource definition. Module DFHFCFS. 

    This indicates that you are trying to open file NDVRSYM, but no data set name has been provided. I do not think it will be possible to open this file without providing the data set name.
    09.19.54 STC14955 +DFHFC0952 Z000CICS 826 
    826 Dynamic allocation of Non-RLS file PROTCPF failed. Return code 
    826 X'0004',X'0210' in module DFHFCFS. 

    In this case, the x'0210' response from dynamic allocation suggests that the data set is open to another job. You should review other jobs using this data set.
    If you would like us to to attempt to see what's going on with the 0C4s in EZACICME then we would need to see a dump. From the log you have supplied so far it appears that the dump may be being suppressed. If that is the case then you would need to remove this suppression, and recreate the problem. Once you have the dump please terse and FTP it as follows:
    ftp to the following site:
    ftp.hursley.ibm.com
    login as anonymous
    p/w = internet email ID
    cd to directory /pub/import/cicsbeta/openbeta
    Then do a binary PUT of your tersed dataset
    Once this is complete, can you please reply with the name of the dump/s you have sent in.

    Thanks, David
    Hi David,

    Sorry, I know that the file open errors are irrelevant to this. Shouldn't have included them.

    I've FTPed a tersed dump to the directory you mentioned. It's called beta12.ezacicme.sdump. I have 2 other dumps if you need them.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • davidknibb
    davidknibb
    12 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-17T14:24:52Z  
    • dysonbags
    • ‏2012-10-16T15:24:11Z
    Hi David,

    Sorry, I know that the file open errors are irrelevant to this. Shouldn't have included them.

    I've FTPed a tersed dump to the directory you mentioned. It's called beta12.ezacicme.sdump. I have 2 other dumps if you need them.

    Cheers

    Graham
    Hi Graham,
    I started to look at your dump yesterday. I noticed that internal trace is turned off, and the trace table is very small anyway (only 64K). For a beta I would suggest turning on the internal tracing to aid problem determination.

    I found out this morning that we have now been able to reproduce this internally. It appears that there may be a relation to threadsafety. From our testing it seems that if you remove OTE=YES from the EZACONFG file, that will provide a circumvention.

    We will continue to investigate this to determine the real cause, but in the mean time you may like to apply this circumvention to prevent the 0C4 being issued.

    Thanks, David
  • dysonbags
    dysonbags
    16 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-17T15:28:08Z  
    Hi Graham,
    I started to look at your dump yesterday. I noticed that internal trace is turned off, and the trace table is very small anyway (only 64K). For a beta I would suggest turning on the internal tracing to aid problem determination.

    I found out this morning that we have now been able to reproduce this internally. It appears that there may be a relation to threadsafety. From our testing it seems that if you remove OTE=YES from the EZACONFG file, that will provide a circumvention.

    We will continue to investigate this to determine the real cause, but in the mean time you may like to apply this circumvention to prevent the 0C4 being issued.

    Thanks, David
    Hi David,

    Yes, setting OTE=NO does stop the problem. I've bumped up the internal trace table size as you suggested too.

    Cheers
    Graham
  • davidknibb
    davidknibb
    12 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-10-17T15:57:50Z  
    • dysonbags
    • ‏2012-10-17T15:28:08Z
    Hi David,

    Yes, setting OTE=NO does stop the problem. I've bumped up the internal trace table size as you suggested too.

    Cheers
    Graham
    Hi Graham - glad to hear that's resolved the problem for now. I'll let you know how things develop on this issue.
    Cheers, David
  • davidknibb
    davidknibb
    12 Posts

    Re: CICS TS 5.1 open beta - new beta driver now available

    ‏2012-11-01T17:46:46Z  
    Hi Graham - glad to hear that's resolved the problem for now. I'll let you know how things develop on this issue.
    Cheers, David
    Hi Graham,
    This problem has been found and corrected. The fix will be included in the GA product release.
    Thanks, David