Re: cataloging IODF jcl

2016-06-09 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
OP's question suggests to me that an IODF will be shared outside the realm of one master catalog. We've had discussions here in the past about the practice of sharing an IODF across sysplex boundaries--which I equate with master catalog boundaries. We have never shared IODF that way. Each

Re: Testing SFM policy

2016-06-07 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
going into a wait state. Both should kill your system. Adam -From: "Jesse 1 Robinson" To: Cc: Sent: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 19:19:08 + Subject: Re: Testing SFM policy Testing was semi-successful. On one hand, QUIESCE stopped the syste

Re: Testing SFM policy

2016-06-07 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Followed Jim's instructions to add a WSAT entry for QUIESCE wait state. IPLed it in, then did another QUIESCE command. Got SAD and AutoIPL. SAD title: AUTOIPL WAIT STATE CODE 0CCC Thanks to everyone. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler

Re: Testing SFM policy

2016-06-07 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I'd > think that the XCF heartbeat would stop too. > > Mark Jacobs > >> Jesse 1 Robinson <mailto:jesse1.robin...@sce.com> June 6, 2016 at >> 7:32 PM I'd like to test my Sysplex Failure Management policy. The >> question is how to make a system stop responding lo

Re: Survery PDSE MAXGENS_LIMIT

2016-06-06 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
We still have the default, which I guess is zero. If we set some nonzero limit, will 'uneducated' users get in trouble or even confused? P.S. They're all uneducated. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager

Re: Determine the PDS a job was submitted from?

2016-06-06 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I think tracking a job back to a JCL source file is hopeless. Besides the submit methods mentioned, we get jobs submitted via NDM (Connect Direct) or FTP/REXEC. You could insist on some kind of doc format, but ad hoc submissions would be an endless guessing game. I don't think anyone would try

Re: HMC user role boundaries

2016-06-12 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
ernal):Re: HMC user role boundaries Take a look at Appendix A in the HMC Operations Guide (C28-6881). It has a table which lays out HMC tasks by the default HMC user IDs. Mike Myers Mentor Services Corporation On 06/12/2016 12:40 PM, Mark Zelden wrote: > On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00:52:07 +

HMC user role boundaries

2016-06-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
This has been a bugaboo for me for 20 years. From the get-go I had a userid with full operator/sysprog authority. At some point I added ACS authority to the same userid so that I could also manage other users. I discovered through trial and error that I could not perform all functions with a

Re: Query on OSA-ICC consoles

2016-06-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
While every system can use the same UCB from an OS point of view, there are cases where that may not be a good idea or even not work. As for the wisdom using the same device address, a sysplex can (in my view ought to) display messages from all members. Having the same console address might

Testing SFM policy

2016-06-06 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I'd like to test my Sysplex Failure Management policy. The question is how to make a system stop responding long enough to trigger expulsion from the sysplex. I'm thinking of issuing QUIESCE on a member. Have not used that in decades. Will it cause lack of XCF heartbeat? I can just try it

Re: Testing SFM policy

2016-06-07 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 8:19 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: (External):Re: Testing SFM policy I will proceed with QUIESCE once our automation SME is ready to test. Key goal is to capture the partitioni

Re: New Knowledge Center?

2016-05-30 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Just used it for a REXX review. I'm a fan. ;-) . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: New Knowledge Center?

2016-05-30 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I didn't want to be a whiner, but I've been having multiple problems with IE 10, the company standard. My first foray into the new KC had display problems. Others include: -- Submitting or updating an SR fails to actually submit. No error messages; nothing happens. -- New Java-less HMC

Replying to IBM-MAIN email (Was OMVS hang at system shutdown)

2016-05-31 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
10:29 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: (External):Re: OMVS hang at system shutdown On 31 May 2016 at 13:13, Jesse 1 Robinson <jesse1.robin...@sce.com> wrote: > I just noticed that OP is using Gmail. I have a Gmail account that I use > almost exclusively from my phone. I like

Re: OMVS hang at system shutdown

2016-05-31 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I just noticed that OP is using Gmail. I have a Gmail account that I use almost exclusively from my phone. I likewise assumed that Reply, which I rarely use, included the sender's text, but preliminary testing shows that not to be true. Never paid attention before. I searched Settings and do

Re: TSO receive on MultiVolume PS error

2016-05-31 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I use RECEIVE into an existing data set all the time. I've never seen DCB corruption. SEND is another matter. Regardless of what you specify, the output is 3120. This usermod, which I've heard of but never used, apparently just zeroes out the hard-coded 3120 value. XMIT/RECEIVE is wy

Re: TCPIP Help

2016-06-01 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Advantages of IND$FILE: -- Quick. I can usually complete a (small) file transfer in less time than it takes to get past FTP syntax complaints. -- Simple. My emulator (Vista3270) has built-in support for IND$FILE. Just click Up arrow or Down arrow. -- I can initiate up or download from my host

RACF99

2016-06-01 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I know that this question should go to RACF-L, but I cannot seem to get their email posts into my inbox. I've been asked to pursue the 'RACF99 utility' to query the status of certificates. I've Googled the heck out of that name but cannot find any official (IBM) doc. Could someone point me in

Re: RACF99

2016-06-01 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
/readme.htm Bill Skeldum -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 12:23 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: RACF99 I know that this question should go to RACF-L, but I cannot

Re: Delaying response to a message

2016-05-30 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
The perpetually outstanding WTOR is indeed a throwback to very old design. Nonetheless, Netview and its components like System Automation still use this technique decades after it became unnecessary. These WTORs live forever. If one is responded to, even by mistake, Netview throws up a new

Re: OMVS hang at system shutdown

2016-05-30 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Zahir, It would help the List if you would quote at least some part of the post you are replying to. Most email apps on Reply will include the full text, which you can trim down as you choose. Having no response text at all burdens the reader with having to guess where you're at. . . .

Re: New Knowledge Center?

2016-05-29 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
So yesterday Saturday (5/28) I needed to diagnose a problem: IEC143I 213-16. Googled this string. One hit (not the first) pointed to Knowledge Center. Familiar format. Today I Googled the same string. Clicked on the 'same' link, which now shows the new KC. Without drilling down, I have to agree

Re: SYS1.BRODCAST

2016-06-22 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
either. _ Dave Jousma Manager Mainframe Engineering, Assistant Vice President david.jou...@53.com 1830 East Paris, Grand Rapids, MIĀ  49546 MD RSCB2H p 616.653.8429 f 616.653.2717 -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinso

Re: Recover PDS (Was Read a PDS (all members) like PS dataset)

2016-06-15 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
CBT PDS command (or ISV descendant StarTool) can handle this nicely. However, even IEBGENER can do it as well. Something like //SYSUT2 DD DISP=OLD,DSN=marfed-up-PDS,LRECL=80,RECFM=FB,DSORG=PO,BLKSIZE=??? //SYSUT1 DD DUMMY LRECL=80,RECFM=FB You need to figure out the actual block size for

Re: Where is format of Job ID documented?

2016-06-16 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I wrote some code in 1996 for an SMFACTRT exit. Darned if I can remember where I got these, but here's what I coded for: 'J' JOB 'S'STC 'T'TSU 'A'ASCH/APPC 'O'OMVS/USS After all these years, I'm pretty sure I've never seen 'A' or 'O' even though we run both

Re: Where is format of Job ID documented?

2016-06-17 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
In the case of (2), Mark Zelden already explained why most of us have never seen Ann. His post reminded me of the severe performance problem when including APPC output. That goes back a long way, and I don't know if it's still a problem, but I agree with him that most shops have turned off

Re: (External):SYS1.BRODCAST

2016-06-21 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I see SYS1.BRODCAST allocated to *MASTER* on all systems in the GRSPLEX. I never tried running without it, but I'm pretty sure that's where true general broadcast messages go. Not the 'send/notify' messages to individual users, but the message(s) that everyone sees at logon time. If you think

Re: SYS1.BRODCAST

2016-06-21 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
[mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson I see SYS1.BRODCAST allocated to *MASTER* on all systems in the GRSPLEX. I never tried running without it, but I'm pretty sure that's where true general broadcast messages go. Not the 'send/notify' messages to individual users

Re: SYS1.BRODCAST

2016-06-21 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
You also answered a question for me: would this be a good idea in my shop? The messages about missing SYS1.BRODCAST would generate a flurry of calls to the help desk, generating a gaggle of problem tickets. For me, not the worth the cacophony. But thanks for experimenting. . . . J.O.Skip

Re: SYS1.BRODCAST

2016-06-21 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Still beating the horse. (Thought I saw it move.) Our SYS1.BRODCAST is 20 cylinders allocated in 1991. It has never needed moving except during DASD refresh, when *everything* gets moved. If the volume it's on got trashed, we'd be in such a world of excruciating hurt that BRODCAST is last thing

Re: [EXTERNAL] RFE opened on IEBGENER and PDS Corruption

2016-06-19 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Please answer one burning question. When SYSPRINT went to the PDS, was a member name specified? . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original

Re: RFE opened on IEBGENER and PDS Corruption

2016-06-19 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
the output . . -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2016 6:35 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] RFE opened on IEBGENER and PDS Corruption Please answer one burning

Re: IEBPTPCH (was: Read a PDS ...)

2016-06-17 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Don't overlook Alan Field's recently posted usermod that removes the hard-coded 3120 block size. But yes, XMIT with corresponding RECEIVE is a very handy way to flatten out and later re-inflate a PDS. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler

Re: IEBPTPCH (was: Read a PDS ...)

2016-06-17 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
016, at 17:55, Paul Gilmartin > <000433f07816-dmarc-requ...@listserv.ua.edu> wrote: > >> On Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:45:03 +, J R wrote: >> >> Yes, but is the intermediate flat file card-image? >> I think not! > Actuallly, FB;80;3120. It is. > &g

Re: IEBPTPCH (was: Read a PDS ...)

2016-06-17 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Paul Gilmartin Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 3:29 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: (External):Re: IEBPTPCH (was: Read a PDS ...) On Fri, 17 Jun 2016 22:04:33 +, Jesse 1 Robinson wrote: >If 'card image' is defined as FB

Re: IEBPTPCH (was: Read a PDS ...)

2016-06-17 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
This thread seems to have left OP in the dust. Ability to recover data in an altered PDS, apart from any funky DCB parameters, depends entirely on whether the killer job specified a member name. If so, that member may not be readable, but the rest of the PDS should be OK once DCB is corrected.

Re: Where is format of Job ID documented?

2016-06-18 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
APPC output could be unintentionally retaining APPC junk in their output queue that has no useful function and which would be better to purge in a more timely fashion. Joel C Ewing On 06/17/2016 02:11 PM, Jesse 1 Robinson wrote: > In the case of (2), Mark Zelden already explained why m

Re: Where is format of Job ID documented?

2016-06-20 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
ilto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] >On Behalf Of Mark Zelden >Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2016 1:47 PM >To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU >Subject: Re: Where is format of Job ID documented? > >On Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:00:38 +, Jesse 1 Robinson <jesse1.robin...@sce.com> >wrote: >

Re: Outsourcing Stories Good or Bad!

2016-02-24 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Harsh, but on target. I now delete posts in both threads based on subject alone. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office jesse1.robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From:

Re: IPCS

2016-02-25 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I'm getting into IPCS with no IPCSPARM DD allocated according to both ISRDDN and LISTALC. Maybe that was required for the ancient dump-management facility? . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile

Re: Parsing IEASYS00 entries

2016-02-24 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
It's a major hot button of mine that components sometimes make incompatible changes such that the parms *required* for one release are *unacceptable* to another release. This means that a common member cannot be shared concurrently and also complicates going forward or backward. One workaround

Re: IPCS

2016-02-24 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I've always been in favor of opening up IPCS to non-sysprog types. With some caveats. A long time ago IPCS actually required access to SYS1.PARMLIB, which in my shop at the time was an audit no-no. No longer a problem. The biggest inhibitor today is probably how useful IPCS would be for

:Re: Does everybody use chargeback?

2016-03-09 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
logs/MartinPacker From: Ed Jaffe <edja...@phoenixsoftware.com> To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Date: 09/03/2016 16:12 Subject:Re: Does everybody use chargeback? Sent by:IBM Mainframe Discussion List <IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU> On 3/8/2016 9:59 PM, Jesse 1 Robinson wr

Re: [SURVEY] What ISPF terminal model do you use

2016-03-10 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I have used Mod 4 (43x80) for years. There are times when a wider screen would be useful, but Mod 5 e.g. shrinks characters to Lilliputian scale. Maybe if I had a giant 4K monitor I would jack up the density... . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team

Re: [SURVEY] What ISPF terminal model do you use

2016-03-10 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Tom Brennan is too modest to peddle his product, so I'll do it. Get a copy of Vista3270. Screen size flexibility is only one of its many virtues. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile

Re: [SURVEY] What ISPF terminal model do you use

2016-03-10 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I would not want to get anyone in trouble, but Vista3270 does not require local admin rights. My new laptop came without admin. I could not install a new release of (stupid) Java, but I was able to install Vista. Just saying. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric

Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO)

2016-03-10 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
We are exploring ABO. This product alters the execution of pre-V5 COBOL modules in order to introduce-on the fly-some of the new efficiencies of V5 without having to recompile. Has anyone on the List tried it out? . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team

Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Corrupt PDSE dataset

2016-03-10 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I have the Serena program product version StarTool. FIXPDS is there for a PDSE, but I don't have a broken data set to experiment with. The options are fewer than for PDS largely because you can't muck with the directory in a PDSE. Despite the moniker 'FIX', this function is used mainly to

Re: SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1

2016-03-10 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Pinnacle Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 1:59 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: (External):Re: SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1 On 3/8/2016 3:54 PM, Jesse 1 Robinson wrote: > I'm finally in a position to explore SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1. > 'Forever' I've had a

Re: Grace didn't coin the term "bug"?

2016-03-15 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Sounds like folk etymology. Too clever, too cute. And not much light in a vacuum tube. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message-

Re: Raised Floor

2016-03-15 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
The key is that this is all governed by local code. 'Local' may be municipality or county, not likely state, at least in California. Raised floor is very expensive to build, so I would not want to populate it with cubicles that could be located elsewhere. OTOH we have acres of raised floor in

Re: Grace didn't coin the term "bug"?

2016-03-18 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
SHARE will be back in San Jose March 2017. In the hood. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List

Re: Freeing up space in a VSAM file

2016-03-15 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I don't want to create a gorilla-survey here, but I would be interested in hearing some user experience with CA Reclaim. I first heard about it at SHARE several years ago, but we have yet to dip a toe in the crocodile pond. It would be most beneficial for system utility clusters like HSM and

Re: Cannot allocate Steplib?

2016-03-14 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I did a simple search in Google and found something called Data Set Commander, which appears to include a STEPLIB command. DSC seems to be at 8.1. Looks like a program product. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager

Re: Does everybody use chargeback?

2016-03-08 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Ah, bad or perverse behaviors. Two stand out in my career. -- A data base application was redesigned at the last minute to read the entire data base into memory at startup. The business unit noticed that they were charged for I/O but not for memory use. It was cheaper to occupy virtual storage

Re: IBM secure z/OS software delivery: Don't get locked out!

2016-03-09 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
For clarification, the conversations I've had at SHARE and elsewhere lead to this: if you can pull maintenance and products today using HTTPS, then you will have no problem with this new restriction. (We are one of the shops that cannot use FTPS because of the appliance (Bluecoat) that

Re: SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1

2016-03-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
. . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1

Re: SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1

2016-03-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 4:46 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1 I've conjured up an init Rexx that more or less handles the file allocations. However both Tom Conley and I independently uncovered

Re: [SURVEY] What ISPF terminal model do you use

2016-03-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
It's Friday AM here, and I've already learned a new word. ;-) . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion

Re: (External):Re: IBM secure z/OS software delivery: Don't get locked out!

2016-03-09 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
. . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Gibney,

Re: IBM secure z/OS software delivery: Don't get locked out!

2016-03-09 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
(Now with some actual data.) I just ran a RECEIVE ORDER for the first time in a while. It appears to invoke only HTTPS, but there are some message with 'FTP' in the text. E.g. FTP FTPS I'm hoping nothing to worry about. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric

Re: Advice needed - GRS across 2 sysplexes with shared dasd

2016-04-05 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
: (External):Re: Advice needed - GRS across 2 sysplexes with shared dasd On Mon, 4 Apr 2016 23:33:48 +, Jesse 1 Robinson wrote: >We've had a three-member basic sysplex for 15 years. Supported only >by CTCs. I can't speak to scaling, although I would expect GRS ring to >be the main

Re: Why sort (was Microprocessor Optimization Primer)

2016-04-07 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
An excellent synopsis of mainframe history. It follows that most mature shops use SORT extensively because until recently, the platform pretty much required it for reasonable performance as measured by wall clock. One could argue--maybe even prove--that today's DASD allows more random updating

How to make USS ROOT read/write temporarily?

2016-04-12 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
We need to make a production USS ROOT R/W temporarily in order to define a new directory that will point to a separate ZFS. Then back to read-only. I don't remember how to do it. Help. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program

Re: Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO)

2016-04-12 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Uh, failed to mention before that ABO wants a PDSE to hold optimized load modules. Fortunately for us, no sharing issues. If PDSE is a major obstacle to moving forward, then ABO does not skirt that problem. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler

Re: How to make USS ROOT read/write temporarily?

2016-04-12 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
FILESYSTEM('OMVS.BOOTSTRP.ZOS21.ROOT.RSU1602') + REMOUNT(RDWR) /* */ > -Original Message- > From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] > On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson > Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:14 PM &g

Re: Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO)

2016-04-12 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
On Behalf Of George Young Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 9:17 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO) On 4/12/2016 7:50 PM, Jesse 1 Robinson wrote: > failed to mention before that ABO wants a PDSE to hold optimized load > modules I don't thi

Re: SDSF Mystery

2016-04-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
member of the MAS. hth Andy On Sat, 9 Apr 2016 20:24:18 +, Jesse 1 Robinson <jesse1.robin...@sce.com> wrote: >IPLed a system in DR mode. Exact mirrored copy of prod. SDSF log won't work in >DR because HASPINDX shows migrated to tape, inaccessible in DR. But function >works

SDSF Mystery

2016-04-09 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
IPLed a system in DR mode. Exact mirrored copy of prod. SDSF log won't work in DR because HASPINDX shows migrated to tape, inaccessible in DR. But function works fine in prod. I can't find any difference. System is 2.1. How can log work in prod without HASP INDEX but fail in DR? . . .

Re: SDSF Mystery

2016-04-10 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
is obsolete since about 1.12. We have a number of lpars where I deleted it and everything works. Try deleting it. Perhaps if it isn't there it will work better than being migrated/ -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1

Re: How force dataset non-SMS?

2016-04-05 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Many SMS-based changes require reallocating the affected data set after any rule changes have been applied. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com

Re: Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO)

2016-04-08 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
ip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Sunday,

Re: TCPIP "firewall"

2016-04-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
We use IP filtering for DR tests where we need to keep the production world from leaking into the DR world. It works quite well and can be pretty specific. It is strictly a mainframe function. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS

Re: Interesting article on why sustained maintenance is better than the lates...

2016-04-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
During the 80s and 90s, a lot of shops restructured to cull the innovators (writers/installers) from the maintainers. A thinly disguised shakeout of the men vs. the boys. A friend of mine (female) scoffed at this artificial hierarchy by arguing than any dolt could follow a step-by-step recipe

Re: Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO)

2016-04-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
One further update. IBM/ABO modified my original (Rookie Problem) program to convert all that horrendous I/O into working storage manipulation. (They also removed the gratuitous square root calculation.) As with the prime number program, ABO reduced CPU consumption from .39 secs to .27 secs, a

Re: SDSF Mystery

2016-04-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
ISFISALC contains an allocation for the ISF.HASPINDX data set. Blocksize 4096 and CYL,5 should satisfy almost all systems. On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Mark Zelden <m...@mzelden.com> wrote: > On Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:24:12 +0000, Jesse 1 Robinson > <jesse1.robin...@sce.com> wrote:

Re: TCPIP "firewall"

2016-04-11 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
t; From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] > On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson > Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 3:33 PM > To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU > Subject: Re: TCPIP "firewall" > > We use IP filtering for DR tests where we need to keep the pr

Re: Grace didn't coin the term "bug"?

2016-03-19 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I love it when TV touches on real life. Just watched 3/14 (Pi day!) episode of NCIS Los Angeles. "Most people think that Grace Hopper invented the term 'bug'. But Tomas Edison used it in 1878." Couldn't make this up. ;-) . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric

Re: A Quick question

2016-03-19 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
The URL is rac...@listserv.uga.edu but you probably have to register first. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From: IBM

Re: SYSPROC Concatenation?

2016-03-19 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
The EX(EC) command allocates the library according to several rules. -- EX MYLIB(SCRIPT) attempts to run member SCRIPT in library 'tso-pref.MYLIB.CLIST' -- EX MYLIB(SCRIPT) EXEC attempts to run member SCRIPT in library 'tso-pref.MYLIB.EXEC' -- EX 'hlq.SOMELIB.PROC(SCRIPT)' attempts to run

What happens with no working SE?

2016-03-23 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
We happen to have a failed SE at the moment. It's the 'alternate', so no immediate impact at all. But the question has been raised, what would happen if the primary failed also? I remember a case years ago (1990s) when there was only one SE in a box, and it went bad. Just meant that we could

Re: What happens with no working SE?

2016-03-24 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Gizmo is fixed now. No impact during SE replacement, which took longer than I expected. As is often the case, CEC was in Service mode the whole time, which would have been a problem if we had needed an emergency IPL or some such. I just checked that the STP screens are available from the

Re: Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO)

2016-03-20 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
on Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:18 AM To

Re: SYSPROC Concatenation?

2016-03-20 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
AFAIK the allocation done by EX(EC) lasts only for the duration of the script execution. Of course if the data set has been independently allocated to SYSPROC or SYSEXEC, then that allocation will persist. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler

Re: SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1

2016-03-21 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 9:27 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1 IO24370

Re: [SURVEY] What ISPF terminal model do you use

2016-03-19 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I have nagged Tom for years over the fire-sale price of Vista. He's very sensitive to what he views as 'price points' for garage-ware--no matter how good it is. Tom does not deal with POs. (Nor, by the way, does Barry Merrill for MXG.) Tom is good about providing gratis copies to students as

Re: Your Feedback: Take Our IBM z/OS Product Documentation 2016 Survey

2016-03-24 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Iris, is this the same survey you asked us take recently? I know it's only 14 minutes, but I'm afraid you might find my answers inconsistent. ;-) . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535

Re: SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1

2016-03-26 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
[mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 9:45 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1 Fixing PTF UO01807 is available today. Final APAR text also explains why you get 'Welcome to SMP/E' the first time you try

Re: EXTERNAL: Re: IBM z/OS Product Documentation 2016

2016-03-26 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
In a SHARE session a while back, customers in the room made the same point about ServiceLink in general. We need SIS and SR most during an outage. Ours that is. These apps are more critical at 2 AM than 2PM, more critical on a weekend than mid-week. IBM seemed sympathetic to this view, but I

Re: rexx and tso alllocate

2016-03-05 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
IRXJCL is great for 'pure Rexx. Low overhead, lightweight. However, you can't use any function described as 'TSO/E only'. You might be surprised how many common functions require TSO. The Rexx manual has a section on TSO/E-only functions. If you need even one of them, you have to run under

SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1

2016-03-08 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I'm finally in a position to explore SMP/E split screen in z/OS 2.1. 'Forever' I've had an exec that allocates SMP/E libraries, does LIBDEFs, ALTLIB, etc., then undoes all that on the way out. The same initialization exec won't work in split screen mode because of files that are already

Re: COBOL Rookie Problem

2016-04-02 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
NULL SET ADDRESS OF iterate TO ADDRESS OF our-default-value END-IF I've got some more comments/suggestions, but I'm now wary of making them :-) On Saturday, 2 April 2016 19:45:21 UTC+1, Jesse 1 Robinson wrote: > I need closure on one point. Someone (can't find the post) reamed me for this &g

Re: Why sort (was Microprocessor Optimization Primer)

2016-04-03 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I used to work for the late great Security Pacific, at the time the largest bank based in Los Angeles. When DFSORT was a pimply-faced teenager, some of us sysprogs were invited to Santa Teresa to meet with product developers to share some real-world feedback. They were a young and earnest

Re: New to Z/OSMF

2016-04-03 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
You don't say what z/OS you're running. I made it a point to research z/OSMF at SHARE in San Antonio. Learned that z/OS 2.1 really needs UI90034 to make the tool more manageable as in 2.2. I have installed UI90034 but not yet had a chance to dive into upgrade from R13. UI90034 is supposed to

Re: Linux

2016-03-29 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
There was quite a bit of hoopla at the time z/OS OMVS came out. It was indeed POSIX certified. There were also acerbic observations that because IBM was entering the fray as a newbie, they had no baggage to clutter their landscape such as other vendors--including themselves in the AIX

COBOL Rookie Problem

2016-03-31 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I'm writing my first COBOL program in decades. It's not supposed to do anything important, but it's not a toy. I need a program that chews up CPU in order to try out ABO (Automatic Binary Optimizer). I started with a REXX and am now rewriting in COBOL 4.2. It's not doing what I want, which is

Re: COBOL Rookie Problem

2016-03-31 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
elp to see all of the program, from ID DIVISION onward, as well as the invoking JCL. HTH Peter -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 6:04 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subj

Re: (External):COBOL Rookie Problem

2016-03-31 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
I appreciate the suggestion, but I'm not much interested in efficiency. I want a program that does lots of I/O and calculations to see what benefit we could get from ABO. This is the Before picture to be compared with the After picture. Running with an input of 300 records and iteration of

Re: COBOL Rookie Problem

2016-03-31 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Bill, you're a genius. Made the change, now it works as expected. I forgot about the structure of PARM when passed to the program. Now I get displays +Iterate 1 times +Reading record +Reading record Tried larger values also; all look good. Thanks! . . . J.O.Skip

Re: COBOL Rookie Problem

2016-03-31 Thread Jesse 1 Robinson
Yes, the compiler kindly (but not very politely) informed me of that necessity. Thanks also to Sam for similar advice. . . . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com

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