Re: Determining program name/number of paramaters from called COBOL program

2020-09-22 Thread Mike Hochee
If you can call a small assembler subroutine from the current COBOL pgm being executed (may be possible to do this in COBOL as well), use of the following fields should help get you current program name, callers name..., callers name, etc.. As mentioned, LE may make a difference, not sure.

Re: AT-TLS issues with FTP and SSH

2020-09-22 Thread Mike Hochee
Regarding the AT-TLS issue, your pagent is likely encountering a problem in the FTP section (of course!). Look at the log it generates, and if you don't have one, add the logging option to the pagent start command. If I remember correctly, there's also a verbose setting. I found the logs to be

Re: Passing STDENV DD to FTP via SYSIN

2020-09-10 Thread Mike Hochee
Consistent with your comment about BPXBATCH, I suspect you will need to run FTP (via PARM= input) under BPXBATCH (via EXEC PGM=), and then the //STDENV DD will be read. HTH, Mike -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of

Re: Strange S0C4 on z15

2020-08-19 Thread Mike Hochee
M Mainframe Discussion List" wrote on 08/19/2020 07:01:09 PM: > From: "Mike Hochee" > To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU > Date: 08/19/2020 09:07 PM > Subject: Re: Strange S0C4 on z15 > Sent by: "IBM Mainframe Discussion List" > > Some months ago I asked a

Re: Strange S0C4 on z15

2020-08-19 Thread Mike Hochee
Some months ago I asked a question regarding the relevance of the ORIGIN parm on a DSPSERV macro. During that time I came across older documentation which referred to low-address protection being in effect when the PSF (Private Space Facility) was not active. My limited understanding is that

Re: Trying to find documentation for LE reason code

2020-07-29 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Charles, Not sure why, but the reason code looked very familiar to me. Googling returned this link... https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/cee1000s-4093-90-cee5101c-bpx1mss-failed-when-using-posix HTH, Mike -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: Where is the data compression manual SA22-7208

2020-07-25 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi John, Not sure what your situation is, but Ed Jaffe is quite right, the compression described in that manual is pretty awful from compaction and efficiency standpoints, and maybe the API as well, I don't recall. If you need a good x-platform data compression library that runs on z/OS,

Re: Possible new function for DFSORT?

2020-07-22 Thread Mike Hochee
You might check out www.maxmind.com They offer a variety of 'Geo' prefixed databases, at least one of which contains domain names, possibly eliminating the need to do DSN lookups. HTH, Mike -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On

Re: OOBOL and English was Re: Still COBOL After All These Years?

2020-07-22 Thread Mike Hochee
Is it time to mind our Ps and Qs yet? -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of PINION, RICHARD W. Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:26 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: OOBOL and English was Re: Still COBOL After

Re: ISPF 3.4 DSLIST questions

2020-07-08 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Bob, If was unfamiliar with assembler, I would not start by attempting to use RACROUTE macros, as the combination of the two is a lot to chew on IMO. RACSEQ is a TSO command/utility for RACF written by Bruce wells of IBM some years ago. Documentation and assembler source are available

Re: Search engine (retitled)

2020-07-05 Thread Mike Hochee
RV.UA.EDU] on behalf of Mike Hochee [mike.hoc...@aspg.com] Sent: Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:51 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Search engine (retitled) " Did I mention that I hate google? I wish that there were a real search engine, one where I would be a customer rather than a pro

Re: Search engine (retitled)

2020-07-04 Thread Mike Hochee
, but it's not a "do what I asked for" search engine. -- Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3 From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] on behalf of Mike Hochee [mike.hoc...@aspg.com] Sent: Saturday, July 4,

Search engine (retitled)

2020-07-04 Thread Mike Hochee
" Did I mention that I hate google? I wish that there were a real search engine, one where I would be a customer rather than a product and in which I only got hits that matched my search criteria." I use https://duckduckgo.com/ whenever possible, and google when I have to. -Original

Re: Assembler question

2020-07-04 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Nguyen, In practice I don't think the NOALIGN option is used very frequently, probably because some instructions have alignment dependencies and will generate an error or warning when the instruction operand is not aligned as expected. There are undoubtedly exceptional cases where NOALIGN

Re: AT-TLS ? Very Basic Questions

2020-06-30 Thread Mike Hochee
Some years ago this publication helped me come to a basic understanding of AT-TLS (apologies if already shared)... https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/leveraging-zos-communications-server-application-transparent-transport-layer-security-tls-lower-cost-and-more-rapid-tls-deployment HTH Mike

Re: AT-TLS ?

2020-06-28 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Lionel, I did this a few years back and utilized it for a product. Below are a few items from the product doc and a few more that remain in accessible memory areas... - Read the relevant sections of Comm Server IP Configuration Ref, specifically in the chapter on Policy Agent (PA) and

Re: make /etc/ smaller

2020-06-25 Thread Mike Hochee
You may want to look at... zfsadm shrink (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLTBW_2.3.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r3.ioea700/zfsadm_shrink.htm) HTH, Mike -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Mark Charles Sent:

Re: Is there any z/OS API to get byte file size for non-VSAM, non-zFS, non-database files?

2020-05-18 Thread Mike Hochee
exception to the storage admin rules. Please let us know if/when you get an answer. Peter -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of Mike Hochee Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:03 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Is there any z/OS API to get byte file size fo

Re: Is there any z/OS API to get byte file size for non-VSAM, non-zFS, non-database files?

2020-05-16 Thread Mike Hochee
ason.gmu.edu/~smetz3 From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] on behalf of Mike Hochee [mike.hoc...@aspg.com] Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:31 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Is there any z/OS API to get byte file size for non

Re: Is there any z/OS API to get byte file size for non-VSAM, non-zFS, non-database files?

2020-05-15 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Peter, I came across a similar use case a couple times over the past year or so. Shifting priorities have prevented me from doing much with it, but while at the most recent SHARE in Fort Worth, I asked one of the DFSMS architects about it. She encouraged me to check out the CSI,

Re: DSPSERV CREATE, is ORIGIN parm a relic?

2020-03-07 Thread Mike Hochee
Thank you Gents for the best practice and the explanations. Much appreciated, Mike -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Don Poitras Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:01 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re:

Re: load modules

2020-03-05 Thread Mike Hochee
STEPLIBing it seems the simplest, but if for some reason that is not possible, then you likely have to follow your module update with an LLA REFRESH or LLA UPDATE command. The TSO ISRDDN suggestion can provide module size (assuming it differs from the old version) using the M option. HTH,

Re: calculating data set size - compression concern

2019-11-05 Thread Mike Hochee
AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: calculating data set size - compression concern Caution! This message was sent from outside your organization. Listcat output changes when fields need more digits. DCollect doesn't change. On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 11:20 PM Mike Hochee wrote: > > I wa

Re: calculating data set size - compression concern

2019-11-05 Thread Mike Hochee
I was unaware of both DCOLLECT as well as the compression related fields on the LISTCAT output. Thanks much to Mike and Kolusu. We can use the LISTCAT info immediately and the DCOLLECT down the road apiece. Appreciate your timely help! Mike -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe

Re: Best way for a task to give up the CPU and let other tasks run?

2019-10-21 Thread Mike Hochee
> Define application program? COBOL batch or CICS transaction program? > Most legacy applications on z/OS don't implement concurrency. Agreed, they don't implement concurrency, however they are often very heavily reliant upon on it, as it is built into the database management and message

Re: Best way for a task to give up the CPU and let other tasks run?

2019-10-17 Thread Mike Hochee
Yes exactly, that is part of what WLM is designed to do. In the real world most shops use WLM service classes and velocity goals to control things like CPU dispatching frequency. I'm sure there exist workloads which tend to defy the controls available in WLM, but I suspect they are quite rare.

Re: Problems downloading z/OS 2.2 PDFs from //publibz.boulder.ibm.com

2019-08-27 Thread Mike Hochee
, 2019 3:56 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Problems downloading z/OS 2.2 PDFs from //publibz.boulder.ibm.com On Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:07:45 +, Mike Hochee wrote: >Hi, I suspect an IBM doc server issue. Downloads of PDFs from IBM z/OS V2R2 >Elements and Features PDF Downloa

Problems downloading z/OS 2.2 PDFs from //publibz.boulder.ibm.com

2019-08-27 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi, I suspect an IBM doc server issue. Downloads of PDFs from IBM z/OS V2R2 Elements and Features PDF Downloads ( https://www-01.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/svc00100.nsf/pages/zosv2r2-pdf-download?OpenDocument ) from the z/OS MVS shelf (

Re: ICSF CSN ALET-qualified callable services

2019-08-26 Thread Mike Hochee
Thank you very much Peter! From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List on behalf of Peter Relson Sent: Monday, August 26, 2019 9:41 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: ICSF CSN ALET-qualified callable services It would be very surprising if there were any

Re: IBM classic data capture

2019-08-10 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Cameron, Mostly hard-core MVS - z/OS folks on this listserv. Suggest trying DB2-L or IDUG or InfoSphere groups and presentations. Whether your capturing VSAM changes or DB2 changes, doing some transforms, whatever, these fall into Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Database admin

Re: Tn3270 + MFA

2019-07-16 Thread Mike Hochee
I have not personally used it, only read about it, but the RACF PWFALLBACK option in a user's MFA segment is feature that might be quite helpful during implementation/testing. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of

Re: BNDRY=PAGE possible CPU hit?

2019-05-31 Thread Mike Hochee
Thanks for all the responses on this one, especially Jim and Peter, and all the links. I unsubscribed from this list some months ago and re-subscribed last night, now realizing how much I might have missed (week-long AMODE32 threads notwithstanding) The info I initially received was from an

Re: APAR Search Broken Worldwide?

2019-02-24 Thread Mike Hochee
I get the same thing you're experiencing, and I'm on the other side of the country. From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List on behalf of Ed Jaffe Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:02 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: APAR Search Broken Worldwide? Is

Re: Unreadable code (Was: Concurrent Server Task Dispatch issuemultitasking issue)

2019-01-13 Thread Mike Hochee
Interesting stuff! Thank you Ed! I did not realize the OOO execution capabilities were as smart as your example suggests, and try to write code that runs free of charge whenever possible. But I will have to give that one a whirl. And if in your samples, Fields 1-4 happened to be consecutive

Re: Pds Copy for Load Lib Members

2019-01-07 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Tom, If you want to roll your own as a learning exercise, the following IBM publications are quite good... http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/dgt3d410.pdf http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/dgt3d510.pdf CBT content is of course another source. HTH, Mike

Re: IND$FILE -- where did the name come from?

2018-11-27 Thread Mike Hochee
Makes sense. One would expect anything in d' money file to be marked 'Corporate Confidential' I know, pretty bad. From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List on behalf of Edward Finnell <000248cce9f3-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Re: SEVERE ERROR EDC4002: Unable to write to map file from Prelinker

2018-11-09 Thread Mike Hochee
Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Mike Hochee Sent: Friday, November 9, 2018 6:13 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: SEVERE ERROR EDC4002: Unable to write to map file from Prelinker Hi Charles, We experienced the same thing several weeks ago

Re: SEVERE ERROR EDC4002: Unable to write to map file from Prelinker

2018-11-09 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Charles, We experienced the same thing several weeks ago. It is documented in PHO3870. http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?crawler=1=swg1PH03870 HTH, Mike -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Charles Mills

Re: z/OS BDAM question

2018-10-24 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Frank, The limitation is for the entire data set... Rule: Direct data sets whose records are to be identified by relative track address must be limited in size to no more than 65 536 tracks for the entire data set. The above and more details can be found here...

Re: Spectre/Meltdown APAR - OA54807

2018-09-06 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Tom, We have been running with OSPROTECT=1 for a couple months now. We ran a few crypto and i/o oriented utilities as well as product IVPs and noticed no performance impacts after implementation. That said we are a development shop and don't run typical customer workloads. I would

Re: Test only post

2018-08-03 Thread Mike Hochee
Updated answer... A. With a hare snare! -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Friday, August 3, 2018 1:45 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Test only post Old riddle. Q. How do you

Re: Ftp - no translation but add CRLF

2018-07-30 Thread Mike Hochee
I have not dealt with such a use case before, but would be inclined to try a transfer type of image (binary), the LOCSITE subcommand, and a conversion option of either MBSENDEOL or SBSENDEOL with CRLF. HTH, Mike -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: RACF DATASET protection WHEN(SYSID)

2018-07-19 Thread Mike Hochee
You may get an answer on this listserv, but might also have better luck with the RACF listserv... https://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=RACF-L HTH, Mike -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Brian Westerman Sent:

Re: AT-TLS for HTTP

2018-07-05 Thread Mike Hochee
I have not used it for that specifically, but I don't see why not. The policy based rules allow for job/task names and support wildcards, and you might not even need those if you can filter based on a unique port range. I've been impressed with AT-TLS, as it offers a lot of customization

Re: z/OS Internet Library Broken (again)

2018-06-29 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Sue, Thanks for soliciting feedback before implementation. A couple thoughts... 1) The link is supposed to point to a main element KC page for z/OS 2.2 (true?), but a number of the PDF links point to z/OS 2.1 manuals, was this by design? 2) Some of the pdf links refer to manuals where

Re: Would SHARE kindly kick IBM in the ass for what the've done with their web content?

2018-06-21 Thread Mike Hochee
content? Hi Mike, I'm unable to replicate your problem. Please contact me directly and we can try to get to the bottom of it. Thanks! -Sue Shumway On 06/21/18 3:47 PM, Mike Hochee wrote: > Yes, extremely well stated, and timely too!. > > Ironically, it looks like the z/OS 2.2

Re: Would SHARE kindly kick IBM in the ass for what the've done with their web content?

2018-06-21 Thread Mike Hochee
Yes, extremely well stated, and timely too!. Ironically, it looks like the z/OS 2.2 Elements and Features pdf link https://www-304.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/svc00100.nsf/pages/zosv2r2-pdf-download?OpenDocument now points at numerous z/OS 2.1 manuals. I don't know how extensive the

Re: z/OS V2R1 content in KC (and Google)

2018-06-14 Thread Mike Hochee
Sue, thank you for reinstating the V2R1 KC documentation. Notification, long in advance and repeated along the way, for any web-based doc changes, might help reduce the pain. I think IBM needs to regard web-based documentation content, especially for in-service products, as an extension of

Re: z/OS Internet Library Broken

2018-06-04 Thread Mike Hochee
Yes, I reported issues with both the z/OS 2.1 and 2.2 pdf libraries to IBM last Friday afternoon. I received a reply that someone by the name of Geoff Smith is looking into them. I will forward this email to him as well. (Thank you! I wasn't hallucinating this time!) Mike -Original

Re: problem with FTP from Windows 10 to z/OS

2018-06-01 Thread Mike Hochee
I'm assuming you replaced the '<' redirection parameter, with the -s parameter and continue to have the issue. You might try eliminating the text file and -s parameter altogether, and manually enter the FTP subcommands found in the file. This doc note for the -s parameter is also

Re: [External] Old School Maintenance Philosophy -- Never ACCEPT?

2018-05-23 Thread Mike Hochee
Yes, definitely something like that... AMAPTFLE. It was mentioned in this NaSPA article as an SMP predecessor... http://www.naspa.net/magazine/2005/0705/T0507009.pdf -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Gerhard Adam

Re: Can TSO permit RACF to log logon successes?

2018-05-22 Thread Mike Hochee
Hi Charles, Yes, the answer to your first question appears to be correct... LOG=NONE suppresses both messages and SMF records regardless of MSGSUPP=NO. (from RACROUTE Macro Reference) Not sure if this is configurable, but think it should be. HTH, Mike -Original Message- From:

Re: ZIIP engine utilization

2018-05-17 Thread Mike Hochee
I'm sorry, but the following will not answer your immediate question about how to determine if a zIIP is getting maxed out. I don't know the answer to your specific question. These comments pertain more to a longer view of performance monitoring. In the interim though, you can always try to

Re: GETMAIN LOC=32

2018-05-15 Thread Mike Hochee
Evaluated purely on technical merit, I really like this idea. IMO it comes close to making some sort of elegant simplicity category. But if evaluated based on cost benefit, things seem extremely murky indeed. It also appears to be primarily championed by folks from the Hercules and OS380

Re: The IRS Really Needs Some New Computers

2018-04-19 Thread Mike Hochee
--Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of David Crayford Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:28 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: The IRS Really Needs Some New Computers On 20/04/2018 4:54 AM, Mike Hochee wrote: > I have ye

Re: The IRS Really Needs Some New Computers

2018-04-19 Thread Mike Hochee
I have yet to see JAVA successfully handle the data and transaction volumes processed by the largest credit card processors, banks, insurance companies, or the stock market. I witnessed an attempt at processing appx. 15% of IRS volume using JAVA as a core technology. I don't know the final