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PI68995: DFHAK5802 ACTIVITY KEYPOINT ABEND.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You get message DFHAK5802 Activity keypoint abend.
    The Kernal error table shows:
    ERROR TYPE            ERR_CODE  MODULE    OFFSET
    ==========            ========  ======    ======
    PROGRAM_CHECK         0C6/AKEA  UNKNOWN   UNKNOWN
    TRAN_ABEND_PERCOLATE  ---/ASRA  DFHSR1    00000380
    TRAN_ABEND_PERCOLATE  ---/ASRA  DFHAKP    00001054
    .
    The abend0C6 program check is a specification exception.
    The failing instruction is a BAL register 14,24(15) (45EF0018 )
    Register 15 = 00000000
      The failing instruction is at offset +x'1088' into DFHJCP.
    Additional Symptom(s) Search Keyword(s): KIXREVMEP
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All CICS users.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: DFHAK5802 activity keypoint abend after *
    *                      CICS journal open failure.              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    After an OPEN for DFHJ01A or DFHJ01B fails due to an abend or
    an operator cancel request after message:
    
    4933D EQUAL FILE ID IN VTOC
    
    a program check such as a S0C6/AKEA occurs in module DFHJCP,
    CICS produces message DFHAK5802 with an abend AK5802 and then
    terminates abnormally.
    
    DFHJCOCP is performing the OPEN and has an ESTAEX exit to handle
    any abend in order to pass an error back to the caller.
    However, the ESTAEX exit looks for an OS/390 013 OPEN abend and
    not the 2C5 abend that we get on VSE, and it exits the ESTAEX
    exit without performing a SETRP to enable recovery. This
    results in the DFHEVID0 subtask that performs the Journal
    OPEN/CLOSE being canceled by VSE. The DFHJ01x DTF was not
    opened and a subsequent POINTS macro issued a BAL to an offset
    from location zero, which results in the program check in
    DFHJCP. CICS cannot continue in this circumstance and
    terminates
    

Problem conclusion

  • DFHJCOCP has been changed to ensure that the error indicator is
    passed back to the caller if it abends.
    
    If the journal is defined as CRUCIAL, this will result in a
    DB112 abend and CICS will terminate. Otherwise, the journal will
    not be opened, message DFHJC4501 will be produced and CICS will
    continue with the journal being unavailable.
    
    DFHJCOCP will produce message DFHJC0005, and a PDUMP of the
    SDWA control block passed to the ESTAEX exit will be produced
    on SYSLST for IBM Service to review.
    
    The CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA Messages and Codes
    Release 1 GC34-5561-08 has been changed on page 209 to add
    a new message.
    
    DFHJC0005 applid An abend has occurred in module DFHJCOCP,
              diagnostic information has been written to
              SYSLST
    
    Explanation: An abend has been detected during OPEN/CLOSE
    processing for a CICS journal. A PDUMP of the SDWA for
    the abend has been written to SYSLST.
    
    System Action: If the journal is defined as CRUCIAL, CICS will
    produce a DB112 abend and terminate. Otherwise, CICS may
    produce a message such as DFHJC4501 or DFHJC4512 and continue
    with the journal being not available for use, with journal
    requests receiving a NOTOPEN response.
    
    User Response: If the reason for the OPEN/CLOSE failure can be
    determined, ensure that any problem is resolved. Otherwise
    contact IBM Service.
    
    If CICS continues, a journal not being available for use may
    require CICS to be shut down.
    
    Destination: Console
    
    Module: DFHJCOCP
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI68995

  • Reported component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Reported component ID

    564805400

  • Reported release

    B0P

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-12

  • Closed date

    2017-06-14

  • Last modified date

    2017-06-16

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

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

    PI72493 UI48050

Modules/Macros

  • DFHJCOCP
    

Publications Referenced
GC34556108    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Fixed component ID

    564805400

Applicable component levels

  • RB0P PSY UI48050

       UP17/06/16 I 1000

Fix is available

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2017