Are saying that I can't find that kind of information from the SMF Type 14/15

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W dniu 30.06.2020 o 21:53, PINION, RICHARD W. pisze:
> We are attempting, on our QA LPAR, to use the SMS DC attributes,
> Data Set Name Type  . . . . . : EXTENDED
>    If Extended . . . . . . . . : PREFERRED
>    Extended Addressability . . : YES
> for all of our sequential data sets.  Of several hundred/thousands of 
> dataset allocations, during the test period, we ran into 4 ABENDS, 3 S213-94 
> and 1 S213-B8.  Which is pretty good, in my opinion.
> IEC143I 213-94 - An OPEN macro instruction was attempted against an 
> extended-format data set, but the access method is not BSAM or QSAM, or is 
> BDAM load mode.
> IEC143I 213-B8 - An OPEN was attempted against an extended-format data set 
> with a DCB that specified EXCP. EXCP is not supported for extended-format 
> data sets.
> I would like to examine our SMF 14/15 records from our production LPAR 
> to identify other potential problem datasets.  I have an ancient user 
> written assembler program, 1980's, that reports on SMF 14/15 records.  
> One of the reported columns is MACREF, which has a test for EXCP processing.  
> If it was EXCP processing, the record is reported with an "E" for that 
> column.  I'm able to see all 14/15 activity that has activity for EXCP 
> processing.
> However, I noticed that SORT and ICEGENER use EXCP processing.   We didn't 
> have any ABENDS with SORT
> Two questions,   1)  In addition to my ancient assembler program, can anyone 
> recommend a free reporting tool,
> that we could use to identify datasets not eligible for EXT format, 
> and 2) Why does SORT/ICEGENER work against EXT type datasets with EXCP 
> process?

1. I think you ask about programs, not datasets. No tool can recognize how the 
dataset will be or would be used in the future or was used in the past.
2. As Shmuel said there are nuances here.

Radoslaw Skorupka
Lodz, Poland


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