Re: ADRDSSU (was: IEBPTPCH questions)

2012-06-19 Thread Tony Harminc
On 19 June 2012 08:12, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: Can an ADRDSSU archive be transmitted over the Internet? Sure, but since it comprises RECFM U records, it is likely to lose something in the process. I suppose AMATERSE solves most such problems.  Can an ADRDSSU archive be

Re: convert Decimal to bytes

2012-06-20 Thread Tony Harminc
On 20 June 2012 17:15, Art aa...@usa.net wrote: Hi would anyone know of a calculator and/or formal via rexx that I could use/setup to convert decimal to bytes. I would like to multiply x (decimal) by 80 and add an extra 80 bytes. Not clear what you're asking, but perhaps the d2c()

Re: Quantas hit by leap second issue?

2012-07-02 Thread Tony Harminc
On 2 July 2012 11:03, John Gilmore jwgli...@gmail.com wrote: My gut reactions to things linguistic are usually much like Bill's, but I have two problems with his position here. How does one pronounce QANTAS without suggesting to a naif anglophone that it contains a 'qu'? Kantas? Since

Friday Customer Service...

2012-07-06 Thread Tony Harminc
A testimonial from a site that provides service to a company many of us know well: The biggest impact is how quickly we can bring people online to be productive. In the past, they would train and shadow another technician for 2-4 months. Now, they go to training and immediately go to their desk

Re: TCP/IP concurrent socket question

2012-07-12 Thread Tony Harminc
On 12 July 2012 08:26, Micheal Butz michealb...@optonline.net wrote: I am looking for a Concurrent Server example in Assembler I look at the Rexx program xxx.SEZAINST is full of assembler example programs, including client and server using different interfaces to the IP stack. Tony H.

Re: JCL DD SUBSYS - how to write the SUBSYS

2012-07-14 Thread Tony Harminc
On 14 July 2012 20:35, Anthony Fletcher flet...@nz1.ibm.com wrote: Has anyone found where there is documentation on how to code a SUBSYSTEM that could be the target of a JCL DD SUBSYS=(xyz,abc) statement? I am looking for information on how to code the subsystem itself and how to pick up the

Re: DS6000 Console SNAFU

2012-07-15 Thread Tony Harminc
On 15 July 2012 20:28, Karl Severson karl_j_sever...@raytheon.com wrote: Thanks for all of the humorous and semi-humorous replies. Given that I don't believe that we are going to be able to supply the current proper host for the DS6800 console, I guess what I was asking was if a work around

Re: Yahoo Password Breach: 7 Lessons Learned - Security - Attacks/breaches - Informationweek

2012-07-20 Thread Tony Harminc
On 20 July 2012 05:06, Timothy Sipples timothy.sipp...@us.ibm.com wrote: 3. TSO/E is a part of z/OS, but most people who use z/OS these days probably aren't using TSO/E. Well, it depends what you measure... When I use my bank's ATM, I am using z/OS, and the bank has several million customers,

Re: BDAM READ with BLKREF of X'0'

2012-07-20 Thread Tony Harminc
On 19 July 2012 11:00, Thomas David Rivers riv...@dignus.com wrote: Thomas David Rivers wrote: The parms passed to the READ SVC (addressed by R1) are 0X'' 4X'0048' 6X'' (zero length, use the blksize from the DCB?) 8X'BFF8' (address of the DCB) 12

Re: X86 server

2012-08-13 Thread Tony Harminc
On 13 August 2012 11:06, Shmuel Metz (Seymour J.) shmuel+...@patriot.net wrote: In capmheapqah_j8ooge4ytzzhnstdmyra_elty4zsd3hgtp1k...@mail.gmail.com, on 08/13/2012 at 02:16 PM, Henri Kuiper henrikui...@zdevops.com said: If the latter is the case : feel free to contact me. You can take a sneak

Re: ESCON

2012-08-13 Thread Tony Harminc
On 13 August 2012 09:31, Anne Lynn Wheeler l...@garlic.com wrote: In that time-frame, IBM had developed its own serial-copper for disk operation (internal name harrier out of hursley) and announced as 9333. It ran 80mbits/sec ... full-duplex (aka concurrent 80mbit/sec in both direction)

Re: Auditors Don't Know Squat!

2012-08-17 Thread Tony Harminc
On 17 August 2012 12:40, Ward, Mike S mw...@ssfcu.org wrote: Way back when, we used to call a memory leak something else on the mainframe. I have used memory leak for so long I forgot what that term was. Oh well. The term core cancer was popular in the VM world. Tony H.

Re: The IBM zEnterprise EC12 announcment

2012-08-28 Thread Tony Harminc
On 28 August 2012 10:29, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: One cryptographic/compression co-processor per core Presumably optionally disabled to comply with export restrictions? Is there really anywhere these days you can send a mainframe to that you can't send a crypto processor

Re: TSO LOGON Reconnect confirmation.

2012-08-29 Thread Tony Harminc
On 28 August 2012 23:28, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: Actually, in HLASM I could do anything, even write my own TMP. If I wanted to. If I knew how. Couldn't I? You perhaps could, but the how is no longer documented, and requires use of OCO control blocks. IBM used to have a

Re: The IBM zEnterprise EC12 announcment

2012-08-29 Thread Tony Harminc
On 28 August 2012 10:55, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:49:21 -0400, Tony Harminc wrote: Presumably optionally disabled to comply with export restrictions? Is there really anywhere these days you can send a mainframe to that you can't send a crypto processor

Re: Strings (hijacked from: The IBM zEnterprise EC12 announcment)

2012-09-05 Thread Tony Harminc
On 5 September 2012 15:51, Charles Mills charl...@mcn.org wrote: Rexx is so magical there is no real reason it could not support Substr(a,3,1) = 'x' and actually be doing a = Substr(a,1,2) || 'x' || Substr(a,4) under the covers. Even, for that matter, Substr(a,3,1) = 'xyz' or Substr(a,3,3) =

Re: zEC12, and previous generations, why? type question - GPU computing.

2012-09-05 Thread Tony Harminc
On 5 September 2012 17:17, zMan zedgarhoo...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Shmuel Metz (Seymour J.) shmuel+...@patriot.net wrote: The z architecture is fine for numeric computations. The problem is that the implementation is competing with processors manufactured in bulk.

Re: Possible to run a jobstep with a different timezone?

2012-09-10 Thread Tony Harminc
On 10 September 2012 12:03, Charles Mills charl...@mcn.org wrote: Is there a technique, statement or utility that will cause a program or jobstep to see a different timezone? I recall you could do this in VSE. I looked at the CBT tape and did not find anything. Is there a programming technique

Re: Possible to run a jobstep with a different timezone?

2012-09-11 Thread Tony Harminc
On 11 September 2012 00:40, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:04:53 -0400, Tony Harminc wrote: If you know that your target program uses only the TIME macro, and that it's the default (SVC) form, which is commonly true of traditional application programs, then you

Re: Strings

2012-09-18 Thread Tony Harminc
On 18 September 2012 01:40, David Crayford dcrayf...@gmail.com wrote: I consider C++ a much safer language than C, wrt to both string handling and memory management. In fact, I find it difficult to fathom why anybody would still write C code when C++ is such a superior language. Strong typing

Re: Is there a correspondence between 64-bit IBM mainframes and PoOps editions levels?

2012-09-19 Thread Tony Harminc
On 19 September 2012 12:50, Bill Fairchild bfairch...@rocketsoftware.com wrote: My increasingly failure-prone long-term memory thought that I had heard or read somewhere long ago that this was true. Upon Googling, I have found this discussion of PDP's vs. IBM's bit numbering schemes:

Re: Is there a correspondence between 64-bit IBM mainframes and PoOps editions levels?

2012-09-21 Thread Tony Harminc
On 18 September 2012 16:52, John Gilmore jwgli...@gmail.com wrote: I don't find the argument that the terminal 's' in 'PoOps' represents the plural terminus of 'Principles' at all persuasive. It seems to me to be a desperate expedient to justify the indefensible. I find it entirely

Re: Return Address from IKJPARS ?

2012-09-24 Thread Tony Harminc
On 23 September 2012 21:28, micheal butz michealb...@optonline.net wrote: I am writting a TSO command processor which I invoke IKJPARS to pass control to a VALIDCK exit rtn Surely that's not the main reason you are calling IKJPARS... The code in the routine runs ok which routine - the

Re: Return Address from IKJPARS ?

2012-09-24 Thread Tony Harminc
On 24 September 2012 21:48, micheal butz michealb...@optonline.net wrote: I ran the tso command processor under TESTAUTH When I get to the BR R14 of validity check rtn I inspect R14 And where is R2 pointing at that time (just do a w 2r?) ? And can you list the registers at the start of your

Re: Mainframe Power - Was RE: Another Light goes out

2012-10-02 Thread Tony Harminc
On 2 October 2012 10:20, John Eells ee...@us.ibm.com wrote: Roberts, John J wrote: So while we might have 1TB drives in our desktops, the enterprise RAID arrays are stuck at 73GB-146GB-300GB per HDA. Actually, z/OS has supported 1TB drives (EAVs) on DS8Ks since z/OS R10, which went out of

Re: IBM Software Price Announcements (Was: More price rises for z/OS products)

2012-10-05 Thread Tony Harminc
On 5 October 2012 00:44, Timothy Sipples1 sipp...@sg.ibm.com wrote: Suppose Proctor Gamble introduces a new laundry detergent that requires 25% less to wash the same number of loads of laundry. But it costs a bit more to make: PG also announces a 3% price increase per gram in Canada and a 5%

Re: IDCAMS GRAPHICS(TABLE(ASCII))

2012-10-12 Thread Tony Harminc
On 12 October 2012 18:20, Frank Swarbrick frank.swarbr...@yahoo.com wrote: Does anyone have an assembler program I can use that can be assembled to create a load module for use with the IDCAMS GRAPHICS(TABLE()) parameter that will work with an ASCII encoded dataset? Specifically, I want to

Re: NY Metro NaSPA Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, 30 October 2012

2012-10-15 Thread Tony Harminc
On 15 October 2012 17:29, Edward Jaffe edja...@phoenixsoftware.com wrote: On 10/14/2012 9:29 PM, Mark Nelson wrote: The next meeting of the NY Metro NaSPA Chapter will be on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012, in room 1219 at the IBM Building at 590 Madison Avenue, New York City, from 10:00 AM until

Re: Convert data tape to ASCII format

2012-10-17 Thread Tony Harminc
On 15 October 2012 14:17, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: Is there a TXT2TXT utility that will convert FORTRAN-style carriage motion codes to the standard USASCII equivalents such as FF, VT, ...? That would be the lpr/lpd set. I believe both the client and server ends have to

Re: OPENLDAP replacing mainframe security?

2012-10-23 Thread Tony Harminc
On 23 October 2012 07:39, Dave McHenry mellonda...@gmail.com wrote: A manager of ours read a link that claims OPENLDAP could be used to replace our current mainframe security. Everyone I've asked about this laughs and says impossible. Is it impossible? I'm assuming you mean running OpenLDAP on

Re: Correction to Carmine's Book Cost

2012-10-29 Thread Tony Harminc
On 29 October 2012 12:27, scott svet...@ameritech.net wrote: On 10/29/2012 10:26 AM, Steve Comstock wrote: Ummm. There are copyright laws, ya' know. Do they not expire after 25 years? No. For most things the clock doesn't even start ticking until the author dies. But there - I've already

Re: OT? But a nice article about IDEs

2012-10-30 Thread Tony Harminc
On 30 October 2012 10:30, Kirk Wolf k...@dovetail.com wrote: Let's suppose that there were similar Eclipse plug-ins for coding in Assembler: - It would not only checks syntax, but would interatively assemble as you type - macros would be looked up as you type; you would get code completion

Re: OT - Huge Maple Syrup heist solved.

2013-09-27 Thread Tony Harminc
On 27 December 2012 01:28, Mike Schwab mike.a.sch...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/12/20/arrests-maple-syrup-quebec.html Well, another Friday... It seems there's going to be a Hollywood movie about this caper - a “comedy with dramatic overtones”.

Re: Work long hours (Was Re: Pissing contest(s))

2013-09-30 Thread Tony Harminc
On 30 September 2013 10:43, John Gilmore jwgli...@gmail.com wrote: I am not sure just how 'staggering vacations in financial institutions' dissolves collusions. It may well prevent them during the interval when either of, say, two colluders is vacationing; but there would still be ample

Re: Quote on Slashdot.org

2013-10-01 Thread Tony Harminc
On 1 October 2013 20:06, Bernd Oppolzer bernd.oppol...@t-online.de wrote: Stanford PASCAL also generates P-Code in the first step, which in the second step is translated to 370 machine code. Interesting; I had thought that P-code was only interpreted. BTW: The P-Code of the 1982 variant of

Re: Quote on Slashdot.org

2013-10-02 Thread Tony Harminc
On 1 October 2013 20:06, Bernd Oppolzer bernd.oppol...@t-online.de wrote: And: it turned out, that the P-Code is not so machine-independant as it should be. There will be some difficulties regarding character sets etc., when I try to port the compiler to an ASCII based platform, for example

Re: Interested in up to date open source software or low cost utilities?

2013-10-04 Thread Tony Harminc
On 4 October 2013 12:57, Mark Post mp...@suse.com wrote: On 10/3/2013 at 04:22 PM, Gord Tomlin gt.ibm.li...@actionsoftware.com wrote: Python is an interesting, and frustrating, case. There have been ports to s390, but the custodians of the Python trunk are unwilling to accept s390 patches

Re: OT? A cause to join, but somewhat humorous

2013-10-04 Thread Tony Harminc
On 4 October 2013 16:15, John Gilmore jwgli...@gmail.com wrote: Radislaw's enumeration for French France (èéçàù) is enough to make his point. It is, however, a proper subset. To write correct French one also needs at least Œ œ À Á Æ Ç È É Ê â æ ô « » At least. And probably ë, ï, ö, ü.

Re: OT? A cause to join, but somewhat humorous

2013-10-04 Thread Tony Harminc
On 4 October 2013 19:29, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: Similar concerns apply to diacritics; they can drastically alter semantics. The Spanish word for year is año. It's important not to neglect the tilde; you get a very different word. (Are there similar examples in other

Re: OT? A cause to join, but somewhat humorous

2013-10-04 Thread Tony Harminc
On 4 October 2013 19:29, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: Many operating systems nowadays welcome files named in the UTF-8 character set (notable exceptions are z/OS and z/VM). OS X will let me name files in the Finder GUI in Greek, Hebrew, Cyrillic, ... But the GUI complains and

Re: Performanxe Of BPX1GHN (WAS NSLOOKUP MVS vs OMVS)

2013-10-06 Thread Tony Harminc
On 6 October 2013 15:10, esst...@juno.com esst...@juno.com wrote: I would load BPX1GHN on the first invocation and call BPX1GHN. Subsequent invocations would bypass the LOAD and issue the CALL directly without issuing another LOAD for BPX1GHN (see code sniper below). Whatever your

Re: Need to include ACF2 SMF 230 in SMFPRMxx?

2013-10-08 Thread Tony Harminc
On 8 October 2013 20:35, Charles Mills charl...@mcn.org wrote: OTOH, I have not, and probably will not take the time to, run an experiment to see if the assertion of most of the posters here is correct: that a specified or implied permission in SMFPRMxx is a necessary condition for writing

Re: flow of STOP command for BPXBATCH

2013-10-14 Thread Tony Harminc
On 14 October 2013 05:28, Matan Cohen matancohen...@gmail.com wrote: I wondering what is the flow of the STOP command for STC running a BPXBATCH . lets say i'm having a STC running a shell script under USS using BPXBATCH, if the operator will enter the 'P STCNAME' in the console - what will

Re: 0C4 reason code 4 TSO command processor returning from verify exit

2013-10-15 Thread Tony Harminc
On 15 October 2013 13:46, MichealButz michealb...@optonline.net wrote: DATA AT PSW 0438EA42 - D4021001 10014770 B1C29620 GR 0: 00054AD8 1: 2: 3: 0002 4: 00054AD7 5: 00054AD8 6: 008C0E31 7: 0438EA04 8: 8438CBEC 9: 8438CB4E

Re: 0C4 reason code 4 TSO command processor returning from verify exit

2013-10-16 Thread Tony Harminc
On 15 October 2013 19:40, Micheal Butz michealb...@optonline.net wrote: The program fails somewhere in IKJPARS As I make a breakpoint @ BR. R14 And there is no problem The registers outside of R15 which is Zero is the same on entry and exit I don't know what I did in the verify exit that

Re: OT - from June, an article on how fantastic healthcare.gov is

2013-10-16 Thread Tony Harminc
On 15 October 2013 22:54, David Crayford dcrayf...@gmail.com wrote: You would have thought they would known how much capacity they would need at the start of the project or just use a cloud operator. Oh well, blame the Canadians. Hmmm... I wonder if CGI is involved in our healthcare systems

Re: IBM now employs more workers in India than US

2013-10-17 Thread Tony Harminc
On 17 October 2013 09:23, Anne Lynn Wheeler l...@garlic.com wrote: Stockman in The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America pg464/loc9995-1: IBM was not the born-again growth machine trumpeted by the mob of Wall Street momo traders. It was actually a stock buyback

Re: z/OS IPL Issue

2013-10-19 Thread Tony Harminc
On 19 October 2013 01:53, saurabh khandelwal sourabhkhandelwal...@gmail.com wrote: I had checked for this IEA304W this message but, I couldn't find it . What do you mean by I couldn't find it? You don't know how to display it, or you just didn't see it already displayed anywhere, or...? The

Re: z/OS Unicode - SYS1.SCUNTBL missing table

2013-10-21 Thread Tony Harminc
On 21 October 2013 16:57, Kirk Wolf k...@dovetail.com wrote: But there is no SYS1.SCUNTBL(CUNLM0EB) and an attempt to load the conversion table for 1047-850 with technique=L fails: This is surely from APAR OA37099. I mentioned this, and its fix OA38383 in response to a post of yours entitled

Re: old manuals

2013-10-23 Thread Tony Harminc
On 23 October 2013 10:35, J Ellis jerry.el...@libertymutual.com wrote: I'm looking for this manual: S/390® I/O Interface Channel to Channel Control Unit OEMI That's a bit of a muddled title. There are two very different books that almost match, and I'm not sure which one you are looking for.

Re: Is there currently a way to access MongoDB from z/OS LE languages?

2013-10-24 Thread Tony Harminc
On 24 October 2013 23:49, Ze'ev Atlas zatl...@yahoo.com wrote: About a previous post, the endianess should not be a big issue to deal with once the two sides of the protocol are well defined. The EBCDIC issue is a make or break issue. MongoDB works decidedly with UTDF-8 and I need COBOL to

Re: Interested in up to date open source software or low cost utilities?

2013-10-28 Thread Tony Harminc
On 28 October 2013 11:56, John McKown john.archie.mck...@gmail.com wrote: Well, I still like the _concept_ of an internal character set instead of using ISO8859-1, or CP-037, or . No argument. The problem is that the Java developers used their understanding of the then nascent UNICODE

Re: Interested in up to date open source software or low cost utilities?

2013-10-29 Thread Tony Harminc
On 28 October 2013 19:36, Shmuel Metz (Seymour J.) shmuel+ibm-m...@patriot.net wrote: The locale-dependent services will treat a string as being in a single locale, so if you are using an English locale then How much does the chorizo cost? will sort according to US rules. If you are using the

Re: Interested in up to date open source software or low cost utilities?

2013-10-29 Thread Tony Harminc
On October 28 2013 19:36, Seymour J. Metz (Shmuel ) shmuel+ibm-m...@patriot.net said: [Listserv decided that my message had already been posted, and suggests changing a few characters. I have done so, in a way that I trust does not change the meaning of anything that matters.] The locale

Re: Linux on System z (IFL) and Spares

2013-10-31 Thread Tony Harminc
On 28 October 2013 22:24, adarsh khanna adarshkha...@yahoo.com wrote: Does the cost of adding an IFL different on different machines e.g. 2817 compared to 2098. If yes why? as it is just characterization of a core. You can just as well say that the difference between a CP and an IFL is just

Re: Is there currently a way to access MongoDB from z/OS LE languages?

2013-10-31 Thread Tony Harminc
On 31 October 2013 01:35, Timothy Sipples sipp...@sg.ibm.com wrote: Shmuel Metz writes: ...z/OS does require EBCDIC. It does not (if referring to ported applications), and repeating a falsehood does not make it any more true. EBCDIC support is required if and only if there is a requirement

Re: Is there currently a way to access MongoDB from z/OS LE languages?

2013-11-01 Thread Tony Harminc
On 1 November 2013 02:47, Timothy Sipples sipp...@sg.ibm.com wrote: Tony Harminc opines: [with respect to the need to use EBCDIC] Sure, if all your application does is crunch numbers or manipulate bytes. But if it has any interaction with the operating system such as calling its services

Re: Serialization without Enque

2013-11-01 Thread Tony Harminc
On 1 November 2013 16:22, Donald Likens dlik...@infosecinc.com wrote: I have a situation where I need to serialize processing and cannot use CDS because the two addresses being updated cannot be next to each other (because I use CDS with these two addresses with other addresses). CDSG,

Re: TESTAUTH LISTPSW not displaying CC for TAR

2013-11-02 Thread Tony Harminc
On 2 November 2013 21:47, MichealButz michealb...@optonline.net wrote: [cleaned up messy, space-wasting quoting] I am running a program under TESTAUTH which executes the TAR instruction, after executing the inst under TESTAUTH I do a LISTPSW the CC is always 0 Well the DOC says in the ALET

Re: Security exposure of zXXP was Re: zIIP simulation

2013-11-05 Thread Tony Harminc
FWIW, the UNIX services for file I/O are callable in SRB mode. But if you are in SRB mode you own the world in any case. Tony H. -- For IBM-MAIN subscribe / signoff / archive access instructions, send email to

Re: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-11-06 Thread Tony Harminc
On 6 November 2013 11:23, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: . === smcopy fds(/etc/logs) tds(/u/rex/log-deleteme) IKJ56700A ENTER INPUT SOURCE DATASET NAME - /etc/logs IKJ56709I INVALID DATA SET NAME, /etc/logs Actually, that could be a valid data set name

Re: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-11-06 Thread Tony Harminc
On 6 November 2013 18:02, Frank Swarbrick frank.swarbr...@yahoo.com wrote: Does anyone actually run X-Windows on z/OS? Seems to me GUI things such as the Explorer tools, the Debug Tool (and other Productivity Tools) GUI, etc., and even RDz could be well served by being X-Windows client

Re: Serialization without Enque

2013-11-07 Thread Tony Harminc
On 7 November 2013 09:33, Donald Likens dlik...@infosecinc.com wrote: Now that I understand it (mostly) I am pretty sure it will not work for me. My problem is that a process comes in and removes the control block chain while another process is suspended and attempting to update the chain.

Re: JCL (was: Re: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers)

2013-11-07 Thread Tony Harminc
On 7 November 2013 12:41, Richard Pinion rpin...@netscape.com wrote: And to throw another twist to this thread, some people say the LRECL and RECFM should not be coded in the JCL. That way when a change is made to the program source, that affects LRECL and/or RECFM, the corresponding JCL

Re: Serialization without Enque

2013-11-07 Thread Tony Harminc
On 6 November 2013 16:30, Shmuel Metz (Seymour J.) shmuel+ibm-m...@patriot.net wrote: Peter Relson rel...@us.ibm.com said: One of the shortcomings of PLO (unlike TBEGIN(C) ) is that PLO in general serializes only against other uses of PLO. I'd hardly label that as a shortcoming of PLO.

Re: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-11-11 Thread Tony Harminc
On 7 November 2013 22:45, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: //UNP EXEC PGM=AMATERSE,PARM=UNPACK [...] ** AMA572I STARTING TERSE DECODE UNPACK 20:08:51 11/07/2013 ** AMA527I INPUT - DDNAME : SYSUT1 DSNAME: ...PATH=.SPECIFIED... ** AMA583E INPUT DEVICE TYPE IS

Re: Serialization without Enque

2013-11-11 Thread Tony Harminc
On 11 November 2013 20:15, Jon Perryman jperr...@pacbell.net wrote: LR2,QUEUE LR3,NEXT_ENTRY CS R2,R3,QUEUENew queue head While this seems bullet proof, it's not. If there is a long delay between between the L instructions then next entry could

Re: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-11-12 Thread Tony Harminc
On 12 November 2013 18:31, Jim Mulder d10j...@us.ibm.com wrote: It's curious looked at as a whole. The very existence of an AMA527I suggests that PATH= is supported; it's an I message (nothing wrong), and there must be code to discover that PATH= was specified. [...] TRSMAIN was an IBM internal

Re: Serialization without Enque

2013-11-14 Thread Tony Harminc
On 14 November 2013 09:26, Shmuel Metz (Seymour J.) shmuel+ibm-m...@patriot.net wrote: at 08:40 PM, David Crayford dcrayf...@gmail.com said: Or patents! I notice IBM have quite a few wrt PLO. Could they be defensive patents? The only really effective way to prevent someone else from

Re: USS Callable Assembler Services

2013-11-18 Thread Tony Harminc
On 18 November 2013 12:20, esst...@juno.com esst...@juno.com wrote: After I issue BPX1QSN I receive a Return Code of 0079 and a Reason Code of 030A I'm a little puzzled at your ICM R0,B'',UMSGVALGet Return Value JNP RETVAL_ERROR No after the BPX1QSN call, since the

Re: USS Callable Assembler Services

2013-11-18 Thread Tony Harminc
On 18 November 2013 14:36, esst...@juno.com esst...@juno.com wrote: Tom Marchant and others pointed out I don't have an answer to your questions, but I think you mean LA 15,16 And I agree, However From z/OS UNIX System Services Programming: Assembler Callable Services Reference

Re: z/OS is antique WAS: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-11-24 Thread Tony Harminc
On 24 November 2013 14:07, John Gilmore jwgli...@gmail.com wrote: Now 'antique' and 'antiquated' are closely related etymologically; but 'antiquated' is pejorative. To antiquate is to make obsolete, and I am not sure that z/OS is obsolete. And one might reasonably also say that antique, while

Re: z/OS is antique WAS: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-12-02 Thread Tony Harminc
On 2 December 2013 11:01, Shmuel Metz (Seymour J.) shmuel+ibm-m...@patriot.net wrote: In 20131201232728.GA25455@dlc-dt, on 12/01/2013 at 06:27 PM, David L. Craig dlc@gmail.com said: If I remember correctly, the sole reason for limiting TSO IDs to a maximum of seven characters was to

Re: Un-authorized caller calling authorized services.

2013-12-02 Thread Tony Harminc
On 1 December 2013 20:47, Jim Thomas j...@thethomasresidence.us wrote: That said, AFAIK, there's really not much, save but for a RACROUTE REQUEST=AUTH perhaps, that I could do in terms of validation, I could do. Then again, even w/a RACROUTE/AUTH, it still does not guarantee integrity. All

Re: z/OS is antique WAS: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-12-03 Thread Tony Harminc
On 3 December 2013 14:46, Shmuel Metz (Seymour J.) shmuel+ibm-m...@patriot.net wrote: In CAArMM9QE1XRUYPzNjuwW6uj2HoC9RAN0RQaovr1OU=uveo9...@mail.gmail.com, on 12/02/2013 at 06:19 PM, Tony Harminc t...@harminc.net said: I'm not sure in what sense it replies [sic] on it. Consider the STATUS

Re: Catalog system for Unix Was: Re: z/OS is antique WAS: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-12-03 Thread Tony Harminc
On 2 December 2013 14:02, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: On Mon, 2 Dec 2013 12:30:29 -0600, Eric Chevalier wrote: [...] Now suppose I have some sort of index file where the key is the unqualified file name and the data is the path to that file. I can search the index for my file name

Re: Catalog system for Unix Was: Re: z/OS is antique WAS: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-12-04 Thread Tony Harminc
On 4 December 2013 10:46, Phil Smith p...@voltage.com wrote: Well, common sense would suggest www.google.comhttp://www.google.com. Try that. Unfortunately that takes me to https://www.google.ca, which doesn't seem to have a search tools choice. I can force Google to go to the .com (i.e. US)

Re: Catalog system for Unix Was: Re: z/OS is antique WAS: Aging Sysprogs = Aging Farmers

2013-12-04 Thread Tony Harminc
On 4 December 2013 19:33, Tony Harminc t...@harminc.net wrote: Well, common sense would suggest www.google.comhttp://www.google.com. Try that. Unfortunately that takes me to https://www.google.ca, which doesn't seem to have a search tools choice. I can force Google to go to the .com (i.e

Re: Exit interfaces and module attributes (was: Base-less ...)

2013-12-06 Thread Tony Harminc
On 6 December 2013 13:22, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: Would Metal C remove the need for an Assembler stub? In this case, probably. But Metal C is not a general substitute for assembler language, even though you can have inline assembler statements. Notably, the compiler has

Re: hexadecimal?

2013-12-09 Thread Tony Harminc
On 9 December 2013 18:04, DASDBILL2 dasdbi...@comcast.net wrote: My phrase billions of CCWs was assuming you already knew how to read a full track with only one CCW. A fully populated EAV can have 16 to the 7th power cylinders and each cylinder can have 15 tracks. One Read Track CCW (and

Re: Curiosity: TCB mapping macro name - why IKJTCB?

2013-12-09 Thread Tony Harminc
On 9 December 2013 19:14, J R jayare...@hotmail.com wrote: - The first word of the TCB proper, ie. +0 is TCBRBP, but this offset is fixed by architecture! I think a number of these comments on doubtful sounding fields came about only because of the microcoded assists that arrived in the days

Re: OMVS UID display

2013-12-13 Thread Tony Harminc
On 13 December 2013 13:04, venkat kulkarni venkatkulkarn...@gmail.com wrote: $ whoami Error for uid: 12345 $ You did not mention in your original post that you were getting an error message from whoami. You made it sound as though it was simply giving you your uid rather than your userid.

Re: OMVS UID display

2013-12-16 Thread Tony Harminc
On 14 December 2013 22:16, venkat kulkarni venkatkulkarn...@gmail.com wrote: From z/OS unix command manual 1) whoami displays a user name associated with the effective user ID. 2) To display your login name, use who am i 3) who displays information about users who are logged into the system

Re: Geek Is Now A Praiseword, Not An Insult Apparently - Forbes

2013-12-17 Thread Tony Harminc
On 17 December 2013 00:54, Elardus Engelbrecht elardus.engelbre...@sita.co.za wrote: But according to non z/Os geeks 'legacy' is: obsolete, outdated, antique, etc. or something like that ... That legacy green screen thing must be replaced by our ultramodern, ultrafast, userfriendly,

Re: Intercept USS calls

2013-12-17 Thread Tony Harminc
On 17 December 2013 14:38, Don Poitras poit...@pobox.com wrote: I don't see why someone couldn't install their own table in place of the pointed to by the CVT. See http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/zos/v2r1/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.zos.v2r1.bpxb100%2Fbpx2cr_Example.htm Sure - I agree that

Re: Intercept USS calls

2013-12-17 Thread Tony Harminc
On 17 December 2013 13:36, Werner Zieleznik wer...@zmindsltd.com wrote: Does somebody know how to intercept z/OS USS calls? I managed to intercept several SVC's for audit reasons. Now I would like to to do the same for USS calls. The kernel calls are PCs. IBM has rejected (or required a

Re: LOOKAT 404

2013-12-17 Thread Tony Harminc
On 17 December 2013 20:23, Lizette Koehler stars...@mindspring.com wrote: This link worked for me just now http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/bkserv/lookat/ Works for me too, but it's not the link on the main z/OS Internet LIbrary page. IBM surely outdoes all other big companies in the

Re: BDT and JES3 was Re: Deinstall software, for example BDT

2013-12-18 Thread Tony Harminc
On 18 December 2013 14:02, Ed Jaffe edja...@phoenixsoftware.com wrote: Since JES2 comes included with the operating system for JES3 customers, I set up a dummy JES2 node called FSNA (aka Free SNA, running as a secondary subsystem) and routed all SNA/NJE traffic through there. I'm not quite

Re: IBM Knowledge Center beta

2013-12-19 Thread Tony Harminc
On 19 December 2013 01:42, David Crayford dcrayf...@gmail.com wrote: The new IBM knowledge center, which will replace Information Center, is available for beta http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/. There seem to be two quite different Knowledge Centers here: the one for z/OS is very

Re: IBM Knowledge Center beta

2013-12-19 Thread Tony Harminc
On 19 December 2013 12:48, Tony Harminc t...@harminc.net wrote: There seem to be two quite different Knowledge Centers here: the one for z/OS is very different from then one for IBM i. The z/OS one seems to just point to PDFs, but the IBM i one is more like the Information Centre

Re: DCF: Can it live again?

2013-12-28 Thread Tony Harminc
On 28 December 2013 00:16, Timothy Sipples sipp...@sg.ibm.com wrote: Do you mean this Java-based version? http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24000251 Thing is, it's not really Java based. It's a Java wrapper for (presumably) the same old core binaries for Intel that the Windows

Re: DCF: Can it live again?

2013-12-29 Thread Tony Harminc
On 29 December 2013 09:31, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: Now since IBM has killed off Softcopy Reader and friends, maybe they'd like to release the core Bookie code as open source, as they did for APL\360 and OORexx. Heh... So that we could run it on Hercules? Or, is it (even

Re: DCF: Can it live again?

2013-12-29 Thread Tony Harminc
On 29 December 2013 18:17, Charles Mills charl...@mcn.org wrote: Java I thought ... No - as I said earlier, the Java versions of Softcopy Reader et al are just wrappers. The real work gets done in platform-specific executable code in DLLs or UNIXy shared objects. I haven't looked, but I'd be

Re: Early !BM multiprocessors (renamed from Curiosity: TCB mapping macro name - why IKJTCB?)

2013-12-29 Thread Tony Harminc
On 22 December 2013 15:11, DASDBILL2 dasdbi...@comcast.net wrote: I seem to remember working with some S/360 Model 55 MPs at an FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center in 1978. They must have had smaller maximum real memories and run slower than model 65MPs, but had the same RPQ extra

Re: ▶ One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974) - YouTube

2013-12-30 Thread Tony Harminc
On 30 December 2013 10:31, David Andrews d...@lists.duda.com wrote: Though the wikipedia article doesn't mention it, my recollection is that Magnuson's M80 system was microprogrammable by the user. Anybody remember/use that? Much earlier the 370/165 and /168 had a Load MicroProgram

Re: DCF: Can it live again?

2013-12-30 Thread Tony Harminc
On 30 December 2013 08:25, Shmuel Metz (Seymour J.) shmuel+ibm-m...@patriot.net wrote: on 12/29/2013 at 06:03 PM, Tony Harminc t...@harminc.net said: I imagine it's written in C, since it runs on Windows and Linux on i86, Cite? There are BookManager products on windoze, but I'm not aware

Re: JCL DD SUBSYS - how to write the SUBSYS

2013-12-30 Thread Tony Harminc
On 20 July 2012 22:06, Jim Mulder d10j...@us.ibm.com wrote: The Subsystem Interface in MVS/SP Version 3 GC66-3131-00 August 1989 I'm guessing this should be GG66-3131. Trivia, and I may well be wrong, but I'm including it here so it becomes searchable. Tony H.

Re: BLSR

2013-12-30 Thread Tony Harminc
On 30 December 2013 18:47, Jim Mulder d10j...@us.ibm.com wrote: BLSR was originally written at Washington Systems Center as an assembler language subsystem, which was going to be included with the book The Subsystem Interface in MVS/SP Version 3 GC66-3131-00 August 1989 as a sample

Re: Spawned Address Space Control in tcsh shell

2013-12-31 Thread Tony Harminc
On 31 December 2013 13:23, Paul Gilmartin paulgboul...@aim.com wrote: Most (?) of the complaints about (non-)shared areas stem from the non-propagation of DDNAMEs through fork(). Ain't gonna get better (NVFL, anyway). Because of ENQ conflicts between parent and child. Extend the ENQ scope to

Re: DCF: Can it live again?

2013-12-31 Thread Tony Harminc
On 31 December 2013 14:34, Shmuel Metz (Seymour J.) shmuel+ibm-m...@patriot.net wrote: on 12/30/2013 at 03:29 PM, Tony Harminc t...@harminc.net said: It seems plausible that at least some of the code would be common with other platform implementations. Are you talking about BookManager/READ

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