Re: Change TOD from local timezone to GMT

2020-09-21 Thread Mike Schwab
Long term, we seem to need to add about 1 second per year every 150 years, and after about 55,000 years every day will be 24 hours and 1 second long. On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 8:14 PM Paul Gilmartin <000433f07816-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > > On Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:44:27

Re: Change TOD from local timezone to GMT

2020-09-21 Thread Mike Schwab
My idea for doing the fall back would be change the fall back time to 0100. Leap forward from 005959 to 02, no problem. But for fall back, 235959 continues to 24 to 245959 then the next day at 00, resulting in no overlapping times. On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 6:13 PM Mark Jacobs

Re: rename a dataset in acs routine?

2020-09-21 Thread Mike Schwab
The place that process our (not his) microfiche (later CD-ROMS) wanted the same DSN name so they only had to type in the volser, and they would pick up the date and time from the data. So HLQ.Jobname8.Dyymmdd.Thhmm.FIXED.LAST.NAME17 they would see as the same. On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 5:43 PM

Re: rename a dataset in acs routine?

2020-09-19 Thread Mike Schwab
As a microfische job, it is a collection of printouts, not used for input. On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 8:51 AM Paul Gilmartin <000433f07816-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > > On Fri, 18 Sep 2020 23:10:24 -0500, Brian Westerman wrote: > > >I don't see that you can do that with tapes, the

Re: rename a dataset in acs routine?

2020-09-18 Thread Mike Schwab
Renaming a tape? The last 17 characters are on the label of the tape so it must remain the same or any use will result in a Tape DSN name mismatch. You will also need to Update TMS, RMM, and any tape management system that uses the data set name. MUCH easier to just create new tape correctly

Re: How get a user to use his own catalog rather than master?

2020-09-15 Thread Mike Schwab
I have seen one case where each hlq was the name of a trk,1,1 catalog for that how. Not kept open by the system. On Tue, Sep 15, 2020, 20:27 Jesse 1 Robinson wrote: > I have never considered giving a single user his own ucat. You can create > multiple ucats according to function. But like

Re: z14 ZR1 CE LR LSYSTEM not found

2020-09-11 Thread Mike Schwab
To connect two devices, you have a fiber pair. One fiber connects in one direction, the other fiber connects in the other direction. Disconnect one end. If you still have the one direction working, you have disconnected the bad fiber. If both directions are now out, you have disconnected the

Re: Architectural Level Sets

2020-09-09 Thread Mike Schwab
z13 will IPL a 24 bit O/S. z14 will not support a 24 bit DAT. ZZSA and non-virtual memory utilities should still run. On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 12:35 PM Mark S Waterbury <01c3f560aac1-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > > To add to this thread ... > > I would like to know at what point

Re: Architectural Level Sets

2020-09-01 Thread Mike Schwab
.a.sch...@gmail.com (Mike Schwab) wrote: > > >Well, XA+ machines only supported 4K pages / 1M segments and not 2K > > >pages / 64K segments. Then DAS and Access register additions. The > > >43xx series only supported a single virtual address space, like > > >DOS/VSE.

Re: Architectural Level Sets

2020-09-01 Thread Mike Schwab
Well, XA+ machines only supported 4K pages / 1M segments and not 2K pages / 64K segments. Then DAS and Access register additions. The 43xx series only supported a single virtual address space, like DOS/VSE. 3090s were the only processors to support Vector instructions, and op codes were re-used

Re: Dovetail/Kirk Wolf?

2020-08-31 Thread Mike Schwab
Twitter account deleted. https://twitter.com/kirkwolf Still on linkedin, but no guarantee, no obits. On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 12:12 PM Dave Jousma <01a0403c5dc1-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > > Has anyone heard from Kirk Wolf recently? I don’t see much action on his > community

Re: Simple VSAM question on sizing INDEX component

2020-08-30 Thread Mike Schwab
SD. A > REORG should reduce the number of LEVELs to its smallest possible number, no? > > -Original Message- > From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On Behalf Of > Mike Schwab > Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 7:48 PM > To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU > Subject: Re: S

Re: Simple VSAM question on sizing INDEX component

2020-08-30 Thread Mike Schwab
CYL(4 1) should leave one cylinder empty. Cylinder CA will result is a more efficient index. On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 5:12 PM Lizette Koehler wrote: > > List - > > > > I have a VSAM Dataset that has grown over the years. When it was set up - > the INDEX space was left to default > > > > I am

Re: report splitting

2020-08-28 Thread Mike Schwab
http://www.mabu.org/jcl-reference.pdf OS/390 2.10 from 2000 reference. Same example is on https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLTBW_2.4.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r4.ieab600/outst.htm //OUT1 OUTPUT DEST=STLNODE.WMSMITH //OUT2 OUTPUT CONTROL=DOUBLE //DSDD

Re: (yet another) problem with zcx container

2020-08-26 Thread Mike Schwab
Well, you can get a 90 day trial without it, so the software must be checking for license and not using an actual hardware feature. https://ibmsystemsmag.com/IBM-Z/07/2020/z-os-container-extensions-trial On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 1:37 PM Mauri Kanter wrote: > > I guess the same than you and for

Re: (yet another) problem with zcx container

2020-08-26 Thread Mike Schwab
The key to running MVS efficiently under VM was to specify a small region for MVS within VM. This would result with all the VM pages for MVS being in and MVS would page in and out. A large region for MVS would result in MVS and VM both paging in and out, working against each other. So look at

Re: Mainframe Multi factor authentication possibilities

2020-08-25 Thread Mike Schwab
at 1:32 PM Paul Gilmartin <000433f07816-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > > On Tue, 25 Aug 2020 13:08:17 -0500, Mike Schwab wrote: > > >SMTP. Email to phonenum...@carrier.com > >https://www.wikihow.com/Email-to-a-Cell-Phone > > > It may not be

Re: Mainframe Multi factor authentication possibilities

2020-08-25 Thread Mike Schwab
SMTP. Email to phonenum...@carrier.com https://www.wikihow.com/Email-to-a-Cell-Phone On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 10:42 AM Paul Gilmartin <000433f07816-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > > On Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:50:34 -0500, Mike Schwab wrote: > > >Text a six digit num

Re: Mainframe Multi factor authentication possibilities

2020-08-25 Thread Mike Schwab
Text a six digit number to a list of cell phone numbers? Add the number to the cell phone number so subtracting the six digit number gives you the last 6 digits of the person's cell phone number? On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 2:16 AM Jake Anderson wrote: > > Hello, > > Cross posted. > > We are

Re: ADRDSSU UIM

2020-08-16 Thread Mike Schwab
EOF (End Of File)? Is UIM-03 reflect the max length or actual variable length (try a V dataset)? Even an FB could have a short block with each DISP=MOD use. On Sun, Aug 16, 2020 at 6:54 AM SUBSCRIBE IBM-MAIN Anonymous wrote: > > Hello All, > > As I am trying to understand ADRDSSU's

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

2020-08-05 Thread Mike Schwab
It depends on who owns the road, and what local jurisdictions it passes through. HOA (Home Owners Associations) own all the roads in a development and set the speed limits there. Cities own most city streets and decide on the speed limit. Townships own most roads outside of cities and set their

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

2020-08-05 Thread Mike Schwab
The state highway rules are very close to each other in the US and to international standards. But each state sets maximum limits in their state, just like each country in the E.U. sets their own laws. The E.U. has about 13 treaties covering various subject matters that they have all agreed to.

Re: Goodbye.

2020-08-03 Thread Mike Schwab
Resubscribe with your personal email and join the Hercules forums. On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 2:45 AM Vernooij, Kees (ITOP NM) - KLM wrote: > > After more than 41 years working as a mainframe systems programmer, the time > has come for me to say goodbye. > I enjoyed the mainframe world in all the

Re: SORT Capacity Exceeded

2020-07-29 Thread Mike Schwab
ICE046A 0 SORT CAPACITY EXCEEDED - RECORD COUNT 37505288 ICE253I 0 RECORDS SORTED - PROCESSED: 37505288, EXPECTED: 612 ICE098I 0 AVERAGE RECORD LENGTH - PROCESSED: 1486, EXPECTED: 16336 Dummy out or comment out the SORTWK DD statements. Then you get dynamic allocation. On Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Re: Influence of IBSYS/IBJOB on OS/360

2020-07-26 Thread Mike Schwab
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_7090/94_IBSYS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/360_and_successors On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 4:24 PM Seymour J Metz wrote: > > Does anybody have a reference that I can cite on wikipedia, describing the > influence of IBSYS/IBJOB on the design of OS/360? > > > > --

Re: Started task stopping immediately. No error messages.

2020-07-24 Thread Mike Schwab
You should at least see a start and stop message in the system log. On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 2:58 PM Skippy the Ancient wrote: > > Has anyone seeing a started task immediately after you start it? No ACF2 > messages. No error codes. > Nothing. > > Help? > >

Re: Started task stopping immediately. No error messages.

2020-07-24 Thread Mike Schwab
As long as one file from the job remains, the whole job is visible from ST. Individual files might be deleted by print class, command, printing, or spooling to an output manager. On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 6:13 PM Charles Mills wrote: > > SDSF ST may be your friend. I was the guy who started the

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

2020-07-22 Thread Mike Schwab
And the metric equivalent is Newton Meters. You can get torque wrenches in either measurement, I would think some have both. Some bolts will fail if too loose or too tight. On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 7:31 PM Gibney, Dave wrote: > > Foot pounds is a measure of pressure > > > -Original

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

2020-07-22 Thread Mike Schwab
One Stone is 14 pounds on Earth's Surface on average. On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 7:27 PM Gibney, Dave wrote: > > Actually, the pound is a unit of force in English units. I believe weight is > measured in stones. > > > > -Original Message- > > From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List On > >

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

2020-07-21 Thread Mike Schwab
100 KPM (Kilometers per minute) would be about 6,000 KPH (Kilometers per hour), about Mach 6, or 3 times the speed of the Concorde. On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM Tony Thigpen wrote: > Too many things > > That context was with regard to driving in Canada and should have been > 100 KPM, not

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

2020-07-20 Thread Mike Schwab
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_zero Absolute 0 is 0K, 0R, -273.15C, -459.67F. Freezing point of water is 273.15K, 491.67R, 0C, 32F. On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 10:23 PM Jackson, Rob wrote: > > It disturbs me that I agree with Shmuel three times in as many days. > > Tony, what's your mass

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

2020-07-20 Thread Mike Schwab
Well, at least he didn't claim to be using Archie, or Veronica. On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 7:20 PM zMan wrote: > > Not gonna sue you, but you realize AltaVista died in 2003, right? You’re > using Yahoo, whose continued existence is a mystery to all. > > On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 3:52 PM Bob Bridges

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

2020-07-20 Thread Mike Schwab
Well, the English Inch and the American inch were both defined as 3 barley corns. But the lengths were slightly different. So in 1959 they set the international inch as 25.4 mm, which was between the two values and less than 1/1000 for the larger change from the old value. On Mon, Jul 20, 2020

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

2020-07-20 Thread Mike Schwab
Actually, the original gram was 1 cubic centimeter of distilled water at 4c, making a kilogram 10 cm * 10 cm * 10 cm of distilled water at 4c. Then they discovered nuclear isotopes that allowed the mass of water to vary between samples. On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 6:41 AM Tony Thigpen wrote: > >

Re: Multi-channel OSA-ICC routing and TCP port behavior

2020-07-18 Thread Mike Schwab
Port 23 is standard telnet. Port 3270 is non-standard TN3270E. On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 10:10 PM Tony Thigpen wrote: > > Christian, > > IMHO: For use as an OSA-C, the second port is of minimal use. About the > only good use is to attach a local non-routable lan segment so that > local consoles

Re: Web enabled ISPF Application

2020-07-15 Thread Mike Schwab
Check the HNET videos for connectivity. https://www.youtube.com/user/moshe5760/videos Once you have screen I/O going, RAKF authorization can be added. On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM Lionel B Dyck wrote: > > Does anyone have any advice on how to enable a current ISPF application to > support a

Re: potential catalog search error - shown by IGGCSI00 [EXTERNAL]

2020-07-10 Thread Mike Schwab
Try IDCAMS command LISTCAT ALIAS ALL. If you try it under TSO then you need to do PROFILE NOPREFIX first. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/idcams-listc-alias-all-under-tso On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 3:22 PM Bruce Lightsey wrote: > > Slight (or major) correction Kirk - datasets cataloged in the

Re: SuperWylbur Users

2020-07-08 Thread Mike Schwab
I remember the early IBM PC having those box drawing characters in its character sets. It had graphics instead of international hyphenated characters. On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 11:33 PM Tony Harminc wrote: > > On Wed, 8 Jul 2020 at 14:38, Farley, Peter x23353 > wrote: > > > > Do you know of a

Re: COBOL 6.3 compiler options question

2020-07-08 Thread Mike Schwab
http://publibfp.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/igy6mg30.pdf is the IBM COBOL 6.3 migration guide for May 29, 2020. It notes other compiler options added, does not have JTC listed. On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 9:14 PM Pommier, Rex wrote: > > Hi, > > Can somebody give me a definitive definition of the NOJTC

Re: Free Mainframe Stuff 2020: Reply Here with Nominations

2020-07-08 Thread Mike Schwab
The Moshix channel on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/user/moshe5760/videos Even the old operating system stuff still applies to modern systems. On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 6:56 AM Timothy Sipples wrote: > > Everyone likes free stuff, right? Please reply to this message with your > nominations for

Re: Storage & tape question

2020-07-07 Thread Mike Schwab
RAID with SSD is very susceptible to failure. The SSDs from the same batch will die at about the same number of writes. So be sure to check the number of bad blocks and do proactive replacement. Maybe space a week apart so the next set will give you some time. On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Re: Storage & tape question

2020-07-07 Thread Mike Schwab
One company had computer centers in two cities. Hurricane Katrina was coming, so the work was transferred from Miami to New Orleans. Miami took quite a while to come back up. On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 3:28 PM Joe Monk wrote: > > In Houston, Texas, a hurricane is VERY likely. > > Joe > > On Tue,

Re: Assembler question

2020-07-06 Thread Mike Schwab
01 records start on a double word boundary x'0' or x'8' as the last digit. 77 independent items are sorted by multiple of 8 byte items, 4 bytes items, 2 bytes items, odd number of bytes items. On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM Binyamin Dissen wrote: > > Then one wonders what "aligned" means to

Re: Vtoc and index sizing based on Mods

2020-07-05 Thread Mike Schwab
Here are the VTOC sizes needed for volumes full of 1 track datasets. https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLTBW_2.1.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r1.ickug00/ick40744.htm On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 4:22 AM Peter wrote: > > Hello > > Thank you so much > > How do we determine the location of vtoc and

Re: Vtoc and index sizing based on Mods

2020-07-04 Thread Mike Schwab
IBM guidelines are to support a volume filled with minimum sized datasets (1 track / 21 cylinders EAV). https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLTBW_2.2.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r2.ickug00/ick40743.htm On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 5:12 PM Peter wrote: > > Hello Group > > Apology for being ignorant. >

Re: Mainframe co-op

2020-07-04 Thread Mike Schwab
I would assume the goal to be 'use PC disks as mainframe DASD'. On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 3:46 AM kekronbekron <02dee3fcae33-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > > Would love to know more about what your FICON buddy is working on Grant. > If you wanna share (prefer off-list?), please email :)

Re: Mainframe co-op

2020-07-03 Thread Mike Schwab
at 12:30 AM Pew, Curtis G wrote: > > On Jul 3, 2020, at 5:11 PM, Mike Schwab wrote: > > > > RMF has reports of what COULD run on assist processors and if you have > > them what DID run on assist processors. > > Right. But in our case what COULD run on zIIP was going to

Re: Mainframe co-op

2020-07-03 Thread Mike Schwab
RMF has reports of what COULD run on assist processors and if you have them what DID run on assist processors. On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 9:06 PM Pew, Curtis G wrote: > > On Jul 3, 2020, at 3:30 PM, Jackson, Rob wrote: > > > > I'm curious: what about adding zIIPs was challenging? > > 1.

Re: Mainframe co-op

2020-07-03 Thread Mike Schwab
IBM is introducing a DOCKER version of z/OS, so you own that image and it is loaded as needed. That should give you more isolation from PTFs that IBM applies to their base docker image that customers start from. On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 7:15 PM ste...@copper.net wrote: > > Years ago, in Silicon

Re: What is the real size of a 3390-27 and 3390-54

2020-07-02 Thread Mike Schwab
Some physical devices only allocate volumes in multiples of Mod 1s, or gather scattered Mod 1 segments into a full volume. 32K cylinders is 29.4 times a Mod 1 of 1113 cylinders. Not much different, but need to make sure DR site or replacement dasd unit uses same size or larger for restores or

Re: Migrate z/OS DASD volumes from Mainframe to Hercules Environment

2020-06-30 Thread Mike Schwab
What version of Hercules? Only a few latest versions support a volume that big. On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 2:41 PM Jasi Grewal wrote: > > Hi Mike and Joe, > > Sorry about not providing model but is Model 27 rescue volume and I created 1 > Rescue z/OS v2r3 System. > I will get my IBM friends to

Re: Migrate z/OS DASD volumes from Mainframe to Hercules Environment

2020-06-30 Thread Mike Schwab
Can you download a rescue IPL volume to define the dataset? Or download an idled Paging pack with this on it and add to configuration? Being in use may have made the copy bad. On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM Jasi Grewal wrote: > > Thank You Mike for response and am an IBM Retiree and continues

Re: USS "pwd" returns nothing? Maybe file system created wrong?

2020-06-30 Thread Mike Schwab
Are you using CKD or CCKD64 volumes? CCKD has a 4GB limit and CKD has to have a multi file setup. On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 9:29 AM Michael Knigge wrote: > > All, > > have you ever came accross something like that? > > I can change into an directory, „ls“ works but „pwd“ returns…. Nothing?!? >

Re: Migrate z/OS DASD volumes from Mainframe to Hercules Environment

2020-06-30 Thread Mike Schwab
If you are only testing on Hercules and will continue to run production on IBM z series hardware, I believe IBM doesn't care. But the SOFTWARE does check the hardware levels and you have to include a particular configuration statement for a recent Z operating system to run on Hercules. But if

Re: DASD migration -- Re: Hitachi RAID box going out of support

2020-06-26 Thread Mike Schwab
I have used FDRPAS, TDMF which were all vendor compatible, and Dell z/OS Migrator which must have their hardware as the target. Most movement was done with the system running at full speed. The different software packages did require different software products to be down to SWAP their files.

Re: "Everyone wants to retire mainframes"

2020-06-09 Thread Mike Schwab
Yep. We used to get a lot of errors for out of volumes in a storage groups, and the users would want us to add more volumes. For several calls I would point out that the data set had a very small primary and secondary space value. I would go through all the extents on one volume, then proceed

Re: Old Code Gets Younger Every Year - Marianne Bellotti - Medium

2020-06-09 Thread Mike Schwab
IBM Mainframe Discussion List [IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] on behalf of > Mike Schwab [mike.a.sch...@gmail.com] > Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:42 PM > To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU > Subject: Re: Old Code Gets Younger Every Year - Marianne Bellotti - Medium > > Our shop had one

Re: "Everyone wants to retire mainframes"

2020-06-09 Thread Mike Schwab
Apple Did the high school thing. That's where they got their devotees. On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 3:54 PM Tom Brennan wrote: > > When I bought my Yamaha piano in 1989, I heard a story that Yamaha had > been supplying free pianos to universities for years. It was more than > them just being nice,

Re: COBOL Question

2020-06-09 Thread Mike Schwab
4GL - I've used Telon which takes a screen layout and database layout and generates the cobol code and editing rules. ADR-Datacom had Ideal which was similar, later CA. Easytrieve plus I really liked, especially the report generation part.

Re: Old Code Gets Younger Every Year - Marianne Bellotti - Medium

2020-06-09 Thread Mike Schwab
Our shop had one agency still running report writer reports using the free built in version (78?). On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 3:47 PM Seymour J Metz wrote: > > Ultimately it's a management issue common to all languages: if programmers > are not required to document and to keep documentation up to

Re: Gratuitous EXECIO Documentation

2020-06-06 Thread Mike Schwab
I like syntax diagrams. On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 4:46 PM Charles Mills wrote: > > The documentation is written to aid human beings. It is not a hard-core > exercise in logic. > > In writing doc I am often struck by a contrast to coding. In coding, if you > had to do the same three-line sequence

Re: Punched cards and character set

2020-06-02 Thread Mike Schwab
Yep. Same width as Roman Chariots, drawn by two horses, side by side.. On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 9:39 PM Jesse 1 Robinson wrote: > > My favorite OT theme. Related in my mind. The diameter of the original space > shuttle booster rocket was an odd value determined as follows: > > -- The booster was

Re: Base SYSPLEX setup

2020-05-31 Thread Mike Schwab
A coupling facility using a share CP processor only needs a few percent of the processor dedicated. If you are maxed out on CPU and can't tolerate a slight slowdown at peak times, then one step up to the next MSU setting should be enough. On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 7:05 AM Brian Westerman wrote: >

Re: GDG relative number updates

2020-05-30 Thread Mike Schwab
It happens during the job. And you can't access by relative number until the job completes. You can access by absolute number. On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 8:41 AM Ron Hawkins wrote: > > I always thought JES2 resolved relative GDG numbers during job initiation. > > -Original Message- >

Re: TIME a data set was created?

2020-05-29 Thread Mike Schwab
If you know what job and step created it, you could look in the system log. On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 4:43 AM Peter Vels wrote: > > A number of people both on and off the list have mentioned SMF. Even if I > had permission to read SMF data (I don't) I think it would be too much > overhead to scan

Re: TIME a data set was created?

2020-05-29 Thread Mike Schwab
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLTBW_2.3.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r3.ieag200/iea3g2_Evaluating_Data_Set_Activity.htm SMF Type 61 (catalog DSN)??? On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 2:01 AM Peter Vels wrote: > > How does one get the TIME a z/OS data set was created? The date is easy, > but I'm after

Re: How to get last node in DFSORT

2020-05-26 Thread Mike Schwab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cHB3Rbz1OI Yakity Yak - The Coasters April 1958. In The Great Outdoors with John Candy and Twins with Arnold and Danny DeVito. On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 2:42 PM Seymour J Metz wrote: > > Well, in this case the hammer is the reverse function; >

Re: How determine local time zone *name* in Rexx?

2020-05-18 Thread Mike Schwab
Depends on the date. If it is during daylight savings, MDT, otherwise CST. -0500 used to prevent a bit of a challenge. EST, CDT, or Indiana EST all year. On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 5:02 PM Paul Gilmartin <000433f07816-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > > On Mon, 18 May 2020 11:26:17

Re: How determine local time zone *name* in Rexx?

2020-05-17 Thread Mike Schwab
equ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > > On Mon, 18 May 2020 01:58:01 +, Mike Schwab wrote: > > >Yep. You almost need a country code, and for multi zone countries a > >zone indicator. Especially since a shared time zone might have > >different DST / ST switch dates in di

Re: How determine local time zone *name* in Rexx?

2020-05-17 Thread Mike Schwab
Yep. You almost need a country code, and for multi zone countries a zone indicator. Especially since a shared time zone might have different DST / ST switch dates in different countries. On Sun, May 17, 2020 at 9:03 PM Paul Gilmartin <000433f07816-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > >

Re: Looking for clarification/guidance on SMTP DD FREE/SPIN

2020-05-15 Thread Mike Schwab
If you know how often the email is to be sent (1/2/3/4 times a day) and the Bounce (IPL) schedule, you can repeat the DDNAME and each message will use 1 DDNAME iteration. On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 8:08 PM Charles Mills wrote: > > I am designing a long-running Rexx program that will from time to

Re: Does allocating an HFS or zFS erase all existing data?intervals formatted?

2020-05-15 Thread Mike Schwab
can look at? > > > -- > Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz > http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3 > > > From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] on behalf of > Mike Schwab [mike.a.sch...@gmail.com] > Sent: Frid

Re: Does allocating an HFS or zFS erase all existing data?intervals formatted?

2020-05-15 Thread Mike Schwab
All VSAM datasets including Linear are formatted when created. The disk space used is not allocated to any other datasets. Previous data left by deleted datasets is usually left in place (erase on delete is an option but not used frequently) but frequently overwritten in a short time so

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

2020-05-14 Thread Mike Schwab
IDCAMS command DCOLLECT for the dataset name into a file then read the file. Divide by about 55k to get the number of tracks used. Assume all tracks are full and the partial track would be the error amount. On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 4:27 PM Lizette Koehler wrote: > > Maybe the Catalog Search

Re: An older device query - still using??

2020-05-13 Thread Mike Schwab
Well, how about posting a list of the document numbers and name. Then people can tell you which ones have been scanned and can be discarded. Then people who want a particular manual enough to scan it will volunteer for THAT manual. That would leave you with the unscanned manuals of lower

WannaCry hero faces jail time

2020-05-13 Thread Mike Schwab
https://www.wired.com/story/confessions-marcus-hutchins-hacker-who-saved-the-internet/?mbid=social_facebook_brand=wired_medium=social_social-type=owned_source=facebook -- Mike A Schwab, Springfield IL USA Where do Forest Rangers go to get away from it all?

Re: Developers say Google's Go is 'most sought after' programming language of 2020

2020-05-12 Thread Mike Schwab
https://community.ibm.com/community/user/ibmz-and-linuxone/blogs/elizabeth-k-joseph1/2020/05/12/linuxone-open-source-report-april-2020 On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 7:33 PM Jack J. Woehr wrote: > > On 5/12/20 9:28 AM, Seymour J Metz wrote: > > I also want them in Linux for Z, but that may already be

Re: 3270 terminals: CUT vs. DFT

2020-05-12 Thread Mike Schwab
System 34/36/38/ AS/400 use the 5251 which is very similar. And Dec VT (100+) series that most emulators also support, with ANSI control sequences. On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 3:06 PM Martin Packer wrote: > > This has all got me re-examining the 3270 data stream and wondering... > > ... Did

Re: Colossus, Strangelove, etc. was: Developers say...

2020-05-11 Thread Mike Schwab
I was on a chemistry site, and posted asking about a source of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiotimoline . Someone actually emailed me they had some, so I asked how quick did it dissolve in water. They didn't reply. At the end of his Chemistry PhD Thesis defense, the questioners asked about it

Re: CustomPac Dialog - Merge

2020-05-08 Thread Mike Schwab
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLTBW_2.2.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r2.adru000/r2170.htm //S1 PGM=ADRDSSU //SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* CONVERTV DYNAM(CPPRB1) NONSMS On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 1:26 PM MARTIN, MIKE wrote: > > Hi all, > > We are creating a work configuration in the CustomPac dialogs for

Re: JES2 Checkpoint Size 1.13 to 2.2

2020-05-06 Thread Mike Schwab
90% of 40 is 36, so I would make it 70 on one system then try starting z/OS 2.2. Once you see the utilization there you can figure another size and change again. On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 1:34 PM Elaine Beal wrote: > > Thanks. > I can't start 2.2 (so can't enter the $DACTIVATE) and on my 1.13

Re: Z/VM LPAR

2020-05-04 Thread Mike Schwab
Never. Dynamic LPAR addition and deletion. On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 12:09 PM Nai, Dean wrote: > > Anyone know if we need a POR to activate a new Z/VM LPAR > > > Dean Nai > > > > > > > > -- > For IBM-MAIN subscribe / signoff /

Re: LzLabs

2020-05-02 Thread Mike Schwab
Just one county, Germany. 1400KM, 12 hours drive. On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 2:48 AM Tom Brennan wrote: > > Sounds great!! I'm sure I would have loved the country - I just wasn't > too keen on the company's product. By coincidence, my wife came by my > desk this morning and asked if Switzerland

Re: LzLabs

2020-05-02 Thread Mike Schwab
rs ago we had a 9370 and a company in Melbourne we had some support from > ran an AS400. Their chief was convinced that the only difference was > microcode (and price!). > > > > > > On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 1:28 PM Mike Schwab wrote: > > > > > https://www.eweek.com/n

Re: LzLabs

2020-05-01 Thread Mike Schwab
or me to see how that Neon thought > > they were going to get away with it. > > > > sas > > > > > >> On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 8:42 PM Mike Schwab wrote: > >> > >> Neon was a product to run some DB2 on zAAPs or zIIPs. Only the > >> workl

Re: LzLabs

2020-05-01 Thread Mike Schwab
Neon was a product to run some DB2 on zAAPs or zIIPs. Only the workload specified by IBM could run on those processors. On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 5:45 PM Peter Baumann wrote: > > In a lawsuit against Neon Enterprise (John Moores) the court ruled in favor > of IBM. They had to take zPrime out of

Re: Mainframe user ID length

2020-04-30 Thread Mike Schwab
USERID length can be 8. TSO USED to have a limit of 8, with the SYS1.UADS emergency logon adding a digit to access multiple records, and job submission adding a character for the jobname. The 8th character was/is the length in Binary, x'01'-x'07'. Now you can specify an 8 byte TSO USERID, with

Re: LzLabs

2020-04-30 Thread Mike Schwab
http://www.z390.org/ is pretty close. http://z390-asm.blogspot.com/2012/11/catching-up.html Don Higgins 2nd IBM mainframe emulator product, lzLabs is his 3rd. On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 3:34 AM Peter Baumann wrote: > > As their own release says, it's only 2.5k MIPS of batch COBOL Swisscom was >

Re: #pragma insert_asm Metal C

2020-04-28 Thread Mike Schwab
'beyond using' ? A base register can only be used to address 4K of memory. On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 12:09 AM Joseph Reichman wrote: > > One of the things I learned the hard way > That when inserting literals > > The executable assembler code generated by metal C has no base register I > believe

Re: DFSMShsm high CPU consumption

2020-04-27 Thread Mike Schwab
Check your compression settings. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/e0c474f8-3aad-4f01-8bca-f2c12b576ac9/entry/November_20_2015_at_9_30_21_AM?lang=en On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 11:27 AM Arye Shemer wrote: > > Hello forumers, > IHAC complaining about high CPU consumption by DFSMShsm.

Re: C

2020-04-26 Thread Mike Schwab
I was doing an internship in the Chicago area during the summer of 1984. They were using an assembler with IF macros. On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 2:11 PM Seymour J Metz wrote: > > HLASM in 1980? Not before June 1992. I assume that you were using XF and H, > possibly with the SLAC mods on the

Re: IBM z ISA assembler & emulator.

2020-04-22 Thread Mike Schwab
Sorry, you replied to Mike Schwab, not John. On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 11:16 AM Knutson, Samuel wrote: > > Hi John, > > z390 Portable Mainframe Assembler and Emulator > http://z390.org/ > > VisibleZ can help you visualize exactly what the mainframe is doing as an > as

Re: IBM z ISA assembler & emulator.

2020-04-22 Thread Mike Schwab
Assist? https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/1252643918375727105?s=20 Its included in Turnkey 3 and 4-, I believe. On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 10:54 AM John McKown wrote: > > Does anyone know if there is anything like this (below) for the z ISA? It > is a basic assembler, no macros, where you code

Re: SSN values (was Here we go again)

2020-04-21 Thread Mike Schwab
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_number#Valid_SSNs 9xx-xxx-(100m), xxx-00- (10m), 666-xx- (1m), 000-xx-(1m), xxx-xx-(0.1m) will not be issued. 999,999,999 -112,100,000 = 887,899,999 SSNs (plus multiple disqualified by 2nd/3rd group). 888m valid - 450m used = 438m

Re: Here we go again

2020-04-21 Thread Mike Schwab
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_number#Exhaustion_and_re-use 450 million issued and 5.5 million issued a year. On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 5:03 PM Joe Monk wrote: > > 9 digits = 999,999,999. There afe only 350,000,000 in the USA. > > Joe > > On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 10:08 AM Paul

Re: Print/copy one record of each type/subtype

2020-04-20 Thread Mike Schwab
Yep. Hourly DFHSM migration at :00 minutes after the hour. On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 7:49 PM Martin Packer wrote: > > Actually I throw away the seconds and hours and days and just keep the > minutes. That way I see if there's something odd about the timing of > record cutting - as I get 60 x axis

Re: Any shop use UNIX in a production job?

2020-04-13 Thread Mike Schwab
https://tarpits.org/experience-tar-pits/la-brea-tar-pits-and-hancock-park On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 4:30 PM Charles Mills wrote: > > The La Brea Tar Pits. > > Charles > > > -Original Message- > From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On > Behalf Of Bob

Re: Any shop use UNIX in a production job?

2020-04-13 Thread Mike Schwab
A very few linux distributions have been certified as POSIX compliant. Why have the other Linux distributions not been certified? Money. You have to pay for each release and each platform. So will a user POSIX script / program work on Linux? 99.999% probability.

Re: About the "hello world" program

2020-04-12 Thread Mike Schwab
Phrase the response as "You will turn ### years old this year." On Sun, Apr 12, 2020 at 1:21 PM Seymour J Metz wrote: > > Yes, but then the answer wouldn't be a year off. > > > -- > Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz > http://mason.gmu.edu/~smetz3 > > > From: IBM

Re: Bringing up skills learned on z/OS Hercules in interview?

2020-04-10 Thread Mike Schwab
Hercules emulates IBM S/370 and successor hardware. You have to install the operating system and software and data on top of it. zCobol and zAsm emulates the hardware and operating system calls to run user mode software. http://z390.sourceforge.net/zcobol/index.html On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at

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