Hi James , thanks for your answer!
I'm sorry for the mistake, probably caused by my very BAD english and no, i
don't want that the split happens because i sometimes do some kind of
"postprocessing" of the output file and i really need to have only one file.
Means one spool file with one output file, nothing more and nothing less :-)

Looking at the spool file from the AS/400 side, dumping it with CPYSPLF
*FCFC and *PRTCTL it seems there isn't nothing special at the page where
the file get splitted.
Then i've generated a output file using Iseries Access for Windows using the
same configuration of lp5250d, and at the page where the split happens there
is no trace of the ÿ character, and the file is complete.

If i concatenate the two files i get when the problem happens, the output
pcl file is absolutely valid and usable.
So the lp5250d seems that sometimes receives some unpredictable char from
the AS/400 and closes the output file before the writer has completed the
job, then the writer still sends the remaining pages and the emulator
creates a new file.
This is what i've noticed, let me know if you need more informations and
tests.
Thanks a lot!
Ciao.
Alberto.



"James Rich" <james@xxxxxxxxxxx> ha scritto nel messaggio
news:mailman.24563.1271971826.2580.linux5250@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Thu, 22 Apr 2010, Alberto wrote:

Small but important update :

I've did more tests about and i've noticed another thing :

The "split" seems it not depends from the size.
This is the scenario i've got :
1) spool file of 928 pages get splitted at page 560
the last chars (ASCII) of the output file(PCL) i get are
"1B26612D3030303132482D0DFF &a-00012H-?"

I'm a little bit confused. Do you want the split to happen or not? At
first I thought you were saying you wanted the spool file to be split, but
now it appears that you don't.

James Rich

if you want to understand why that is, there are many good books on
the design of operating systems. please pass them along to redmond
when you're done reading them :)
- Paul Davis on ardour-dev



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