To correct myself,  there is a  type SS record.  I almost never see 
them.
There are also type A, SC, SD, and SC records which could contain 
sensitive data.

Jim Mulder z/OS Diagnosis, Design, Development, Test  IBM Corp. 
Poughkeepsie NY

>   I found the patent filing to be an amusing read, at least with respect
> to
> the z/OS specific stuff.  There is no SS type of dump record.  And if 
you
> wanted
> to process a dump, you certainly wouldn't do it by reading the raw dump
> records
> (as that wouldn't work very well for data which crosses a 4k boundary 
(and
> thus crosses a dump record boundary).  You would do it by writing an 
IPCS
> VERBEXIT program, or a Rexx exec, which uses IPCS services to access the
>  dump, and prepare the lists of storage ranges for modification and/or
> modification
> avoidance.  The ranges would then be input to an IPCS function which 
would
> use
> the IPCS storage map to translate the address ranges into ranges within
> dump
> records.  And then that would be the input into a program which does the
> copying
> with modifications.
> 
>   We did have a meeting in z/OS development quite a few years ago to
> discuss
> someone's wish for this type of function for z/OS dumps.  We concluded
> that
> in general, identifying the sensitive data to be modified would be so
> problematic
> that it was not worth pursuing.
> 
> Jim Mulder z/OS Diagnosis, Design, Development, Test  IBM Corp.
> Poughkeepsie NY



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