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JR37137: TRANSFORMER COMPILATION FAILURES GIVE "FAILED TO INVOKE GETRUNTIME USING PHANTOM PROCESS HELPER" INSTEAD OF REAL ERROR

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Transformer compilation failures  give "Failed to invoke
    GetRuntime using phantom process helper" instead of the correct
    transformer compilation output, showing the real error.
    

Local fix

  • Unsetting / removing the environment variable
    APT_DEBUG_ENVIRONMENT will provide a
    workaround, in many cases
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Users performing transformer compilation, where transformer
    output contains the BEL character
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    After transformer compilation, the generic error message
    "Failed to invoke GetRuntime using phantom process helper" is
    displayed instead of the expected transformer compilation output
    showing the real error
    ****************************************************************
    RECOMMENDATION:
    Install patch JR37137. If the error "Failed to invoke
    GetRuntime using phantom process helper" remains on
    recompilation, re-engage IBM support, as there are other
    causes of this same error message
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Resolution was to correctly handle BEL characters in the
    transformer compilation output. After the fix is applied, the
    standard transformer compilation output should be visible in the
    job compiler.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR37137

  • Reported component name

    WIS DATASTAGE

  • Reported component ID

    5724Q36DS

  • Reported release

    810

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-07-06

  • Closed date

    2010-07-09

  • Last modified date

    2010-07-09

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  • SERVER
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WIS DATASTAGE

  • Fixed component ID

    5724Q36DS

Applicable component levels

  • R810 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
06 October 2021