IBM Support

SE63835 - OSP-OTHER-LOOP JOBS WILL NOT END.

Subscribe to this APAR

By subscribing, you receive periodic emails alerting you to the status of the APAR, along with a link to the fix after it becomes available. You can track this item individually or track all items by product.

Notify me when this APAR changes.

Notify me when an APAR for this component changes.

 APAR (Authorized Program Analysis Report)

Abstract

OSP-OTHER-LOOP JOBS WILL NOT END.

Error Description

Jobs will not end, but taking cpu. servicedocs collection shows
loop in RmslLockCheck. However, further investigation using MSD
showed QSPFILES is involved in the loop.                        
So far, we have only seen this symptom on lpars using iasp.    

Problem Summary

Jobs will not end, but taking cpu. servicedocs collection shows
loop in RmslLockCheck. However, further investigation using MSD
showed QSPFILES is involved in the loop.                        
So far, we have only seen this symptom on lpars using iasp.    

Problem Conclusion

All of the QSPL/Q04079N* database files are marked damaged in  
the QSPFACB allocation table, so QSPFILES is unable to create a
new file member to contain the spooled file.  QSPFILES is stuck
in a loop looking for a file that it can use.                  
                                                               
This PTF will have QSPFILES exit its loop if there no usable    
files in the QSPFACB control block.  QSPOPEN will then issue a  
MSGCPF4183, and you will need to IPL to rebuild QSPFACB to allow
spooling.  A limited number of spooled files can be created    
before the IPL if you delete some unneeded spooled files,      
freeing up their members for reuse; first make  sure the        
QRCLSPLSTG system value is not *NONE.                          
                                                               
This error is being caused by varying-off an ASP device.  The  
vary off is not waiting for system jobs that have done a        
SETASPGRP to the device to complete before taking it offline.  
QSPFACB can be corrupted when these jobs try to generate joblogs
and get an MCH3402 exception accessing the QSYS library.  APAR  
SE64069 has been opened to fix this problem.                    

Temporary Fix

Comments

Circumvention


Change the QLOGOUTPUT system value to *PND or *JOBLOGSVR to    

prevent the system jobs from spooling their own joblogs during  
job termination.                                                

PTFs Available

R710 SI59562 PTF Cover Letter   6120
R720 SI59740 PTF Cover Letter   6306
R730 SI60907 PTF Cover Letter   6299

Affected Modules

         
         

Affected Publications

Summary Information

Status............................................ CLOSED PER
HIPER........................................... No
Component.................................. 5770SS100
Failing Module.......................... RCHMGR
Reported Release................... R710
Duplicate Of..............................




System i Support

IBM disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. By furnishing this document, IBM grants no licenses to any related patents or copyrights. Copyright © 1996,1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 IBM Corporation. Any trademarks and product or brand names referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult the Terms of use link for trademark information

[{"Type":"MASTER","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB57","label":"Power"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU058","label":"IBM Infrastructure w\/TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SWG60","label":"IBM i"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF012","label":"IBM i"}],"Version":"7.2.0"},{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU054","label":"Systems w\/TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SG15Q","label":"APARs - OS\/400 General"},"Component":"","ARM Category":[],"Platform":[{"code":"PF012","label":"IBM i"}],"Version":"V7R1M0;V7R2M0;V7R3M0","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"","label":""}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
11 November 2016