Assuming it has the authority; it will run until the system crashes with an
SRC code indicating it's full.

That will not clobber all of the user data on the system. There is still
quite a bit of data left in IBM libraries that can potentially identify the

If you: 1) IPL into DST and take option 2 to load LIC and initialize the
system, 2) finish loading the OS, 3) then run you program you'll get close
enough for most folks.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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Subject: Running a machine into oblivion

Doing a system disk erasure.

I have a pgm that writes random data until the disk is full.

What value causes the system to shutdown or whatever when it reaches a
certain %age dasd usage level?


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