Unfortunately I have no access to any SMF data here and I am prohibited from
running DCOLLECT for myself by security rules, so DAF while no doubt useful to
others is not much use to me here.
These are old dynamically LOADed and called COBOL subroutines that we are not
sure of the actual usage. If they ever do get LOADed and called they will
DISPLAY identifying information in SYSOUT, but that then requires reading the
SYSOUT archive extensively to determine whether they were ever actually used.
That also only answers the question of usage for as far back as the SYSOUT
archive holds, which can be an issue if actual usage is (for instance) yearly
or less often.
Archive scanning is tedious but doable. My initial request was part of
deciding whether we need to use the tedious path or not.
Thanks again for your prompt reply.
From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf
Of Lizette Koehler
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: Any SMF statistics available for LOAD of a program?
There was a product you could purchase called SoftAudit. It could do some of
what you are looking for (If I remember correctly)
The other options some shops took, was having their programs issue a WTO
indicating what module called what. Probably well past what you could work
with at this point.
Another option was to create a calling program, that would cut an user SMF
record to collect some of this data.
Where you are at, you might need to purchase a product, like SoftAudit, that
could do some of this analysis.
I think it would be very difficult to actually identify anything that is
executed from a LINK, XCTL, or LOAD function. Very little in SMF other than
the pgmname that can be captured. If you are asking - Can I identify when a
subroutine SUBA is called - probably not. If you want to know when MAINA is
used, probably yes
What you could do is download from CBTTAPE.ORG the utility DAF (Dataset Audit
File # 094 DAF from Mike Cleary - Dataset Audit Facility
It can read all SMF Data and provide summary information based on
And so forth.
I used it recently to see anything touching a specific library or program name.
It was very helpful.
You can see if DAF can help.
Hope that helps.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU]
> On Behalf Of Farley, Peter x23353
> Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:13 AM
> To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU
> Subject: Any SMF statistics available for LOAD of a program?
> As the subject says, are there any such SMF statistics available? We
> need to know if certain subroutines are ever LOADed anywhere in the
> sysplex by any batch program. We do collect SMF data, but I need to
> know which one may help, if any.
> I am not the systems programmer here, so I do not have access to any
> systems- level SMF parameter information or operator commands, I have
> to request that information from the performance team. I am just an
> application programmer trying to track information down to aid an application
> TIA for any assistance you can provide.
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