NetView for z/OS Level 2 support blog - HIPER Apar Alert
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This is John Arnesen with NetView level 2 support.
Apar OA39553/UA66231 for NetView v6r1 and OA38861/UA65375 for NetView v5r4 are available and marked HIPER.
The apars fix a problem where a HANG can occur anytime a PIPE CORRWAIT is issued. We have seen NetView take a ABEND0C8 in DSIMQMAN as one symptom for this problem. Please note there are 43 modules in this apar, so there are potential issues with the HANG that have not been identified.
Also, please note that the apars will also impact System Automation and GDPS as they both have code with PIPE CORRWAIT.
I am strongly suggesting that the apars be applied as soon as possible to prevent any HANG issues from occurring. If any pmrs are reported for a HANG, the first thing Level 2 is going to do is suggest the apar be applied.
If you do encounter a hang with PIPE CORRWAIT, try to issue a GO command to the task that is hanging to take it out of the wait condition: EXCMD taskid,GO