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PK62686: ABEND ASRA WHEN INQUIRING ON TERMINAL USING CECI

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You are in a CICS VSE 1.1.1 environment, and you use CECI to
    inquire on a terminal.  By mistake you enter a connection name
    instead of a terminal on the query.  The results is a program
    check occurring in DFHEIQST(UQ76247) on a convert to binary
    instruction (CVB).  The problem does not occur if CEMT inquire
    is issued a Ter(xxxx)  NOT FOUND   is returned.
    Additional Symptom(s) Search Keyword(s):  ABEND_ASRA, DFHAP0001
    AB/UAKEA RIDS/DFHEIQST ADRS/000018D4
    KIXREVxxx
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All.                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Abend ASRA when issuing an INQUIRE      *
    *                      TERMINAL using EXEC CICS or CECI.       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When an INQUIRE TERMINAL is issued via EXEC CICS or CECI,
    an abend ASRA occurs due to an 0C7 occurring in DFHEIQST at
    offset '18D4'.
    The abend occurs because a connection id is specified instead
    of a terminal id. In DFHEIQST, the code continues thinking
    that a terminal id has been specified and eventually attempts
    a CVB (convert to binary) against what it believes is a packed
    decimal TASKID. Since the connection does not have a packed
    decimal at the appropriate offset, an 0C7 is issued.
    
    Additional Keywords. 0C7 ASRA abendASRA EIQST INQ abend0C7
                         TCTE_TRANNUM
    

Problem conclusion

  • DFHEIQST has been altered to ensure that if a connection id
    is detected then a TERMIDERR response is issued.
    

Temporary fix

  • FIX AVAILABLE BY PTF ONLY
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PK62686

  • Reported component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Reported component ID

    564805400

  • Reported release

    B0P

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2008-03-13

  • Closed date

    2008-05-16

  • Last modified date

    2008-11-10

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

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

    UK36537

Modules/Macros

  •    DFHEIQST
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Fixed component ID

    564805400

Applicable component levels

  • RB0P PSY UK36537

       UP08/05/20 P E420

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 November 2008