MIDRANGE dot COM Mailing List Archive



Home » MIDRANGE-L » November 2000

RE: V4R5 PTF for displaying file I/O stats as default


  • Subject: RE: V4R5 PTF for displaying file I/O stats as default
  • From: "Walden H. Leverich" <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 09:55:15 -0500

fixed

It's interesting. I've gotten the PTF before, but I've never read the
details. In the problem conclusion IBM states:

Since the majority of customers use the ILE environment, this PTF would
cause problems for them.  

I'd be interested to know the opinion of the list. Are the MAJORITY of
customers using ILE? I doubt it.

-Walden


-----Original Message-----
From: neilp@dpslink.com [mailto:neilp@dpslink.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 2:32 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: V4R5 PTF for displaying file I/O stats as default



FYI - SF64187 for V4R5M0 



Item SA68939 



  APAR Identifier ...... SA68939       Last Changed..00/10/27  
 OSP-INCORROUT DISPLAY OPEN FILES MUST USE F10 TO SEE I/O


 Symptom ...... IN INCORROUT         Status ........... CLOSED  PER
 Severity ................... 3      Date Closed ......... 97/10/30
 Component .......... 5769SS100      Duplicate of ........
 Reported Release ......... 410      Fixed Release ............ 999
 Component Name 5769 BASE V4         Special Notice
 Current Target Date ..              Flags
 SCP ................... OS/400
 Platform ............ OS/400

 Status Detail: SHIPMENT - Packaged solution is available for
                           shipment.

 PE PTF List:

 PTF List:
 Release 410   : SF44659 available 97/11/03 (1000 )
 Release 420   : SF48724 available 98/05/15 (9068 )
 Release 430   : SF53110 available 99/01/15 (1000 )
 Release 440   : SF57483 available 99/07/01 (1000 )
 Release 450   : SF64187 available 00/10/27 (1000 )

 Parent APAR:    SA46331
 Child APAR list:

 ERROR DESCRIPTION:
 THIS APAR WAS SYSROUTED FROM R360 SA46331.
 THIS APAR WAS SYSROUTED FROM R305 SA37000.
 THIS APAR WAS SYSROUTED FROM R230 SA35851.
 See problem summary.

 LOCAL FIX:
 None available.
 Key words: dspjob f10 qdmdspof
 
 PROBLEM SUMMARY:
 When displaying a job (dspjob), starting with v2r3, and choosing
 the option to display open files, the user is presented a panel
 showing activation groups, from which he must press cmdkey10 in
 v2r3 or cmdkey11 in v3r0m5, v3r1, or v3r6 to see the I/O
 details.  The panels are presented in this order to accommodate
 activation groups since the same file, library, and member may
 be opened for more than one activation group.  The initial
 display doesn't have enough room to accommodate all of this
 information.  However, this design is inconvenient for the user
 and is also inconsistent with the order presented by the
 display call stack option.

 PROBLEM CONCLUSION:
   In V2R3 the ILE programming model introduced Activation
 Groups to the AS/400.  With these new Activation Groups,
 came the concept of scoping a file open to one of them.
 In a related change, we also added the concept of scoping
 a file open to the Job level.  Since there now existed
 the possibility of the same File, Library and Member being
 opened in more than one Activation Group, it was necessary
 that we return the Scope and Activation Group of each open
 in order to distinguish between these open occurrences.

   The I/O data which used to be displayed on the initial
 screen had to be moved to a subsequent screen to make room
 for the Scope and Activation Group fields.  Since the new
 fields were required by the customer to identify the
 particular record of the displayed output that he or she was
 interested in, it was more appropriate to display
 this information on the initial panel.

   The unfortunate, yet unavoidable, space limitations
 on the initial screen forced us to make a choice.
 Considering the importance of the new scoping data as selection
 criteria, we chose to put the new fields on the initial screen.

   We realize that not all customers use the ILE environment.
 for those who do not, and prefer the I/O details to be
 displayed first, we have created this request only PTF.
 By applying this PTF all users on the system will
 have the I/O details appear first when they use the
 display open files option off the WRKJOB or DSPJOB
 screen.  This will happen even if users are running
 in the ILE environment.

 A re-install of the operating system may be necessary,
 if this PTF is permanently applied and users need the
 screens to appear in the correct order.

 Since the majority of customers use the ILE environment,
 this PTF would cause problems for them.  This PTF will
 NEVER be placed in a CUM package.
 Request only PTFs will be created.  A customizable
 feature may be created in a future release.
 
 TEMPORARY FIX:
 
 COMMENTS:

 MODULES/MACROS:   QDMDSPOF
 
 SRLS:      NONE

 RTN CODES:
 
 CIRCUMVENTION:
 Below are 3 different ways of viewing the I/O details when
 Displaying Open Files.

 I/O details are displayed on a second screen.  Press F10 (V2R3)
 or F11 (V3R0M5 or V3R1) to see them.

 WRKJOB OPTION(*OPNF) OUTPUT(*PRINT)
 DSPSPLF FILE(QPDSPJOB) SPLNBR(*LAST)

 DSPJOB OPTION(*OPNF) OUTPUT(*PRINT)
 DSPSPLF FILE(QPDSPJOB) SPLNBR(*LAST)

 MESSAGE TO SUBMITTER: UPDATED 10/25/00 
+---
| This is the Midrange System Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: david@midrange.com
+---





Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2014 by MIDRANGE dot COM and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available here. If you have questions about this, please contact