• Subject: Re: QSERVER subsystem problems
  • From: Dick Lucas <rlucas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 10:02:52 -0600

They should have had you take a dump (to tape, that is) and open an APAR.

Sounds like the same sort of problems QCMN and those other subsystem problems
back a few years ago.  They'd lose track of some of their pointers and 'lock up'
because they couldn't find all their parts to terminate gracefully.

Dick Lucas

Matthias Oertli wrote:

> I've had a curious problem: The QSERVER subsystem was ended
> (ENDSBS QSERVER OPTION(*IMMED)) and most jobs within it
> ended. But one job (QPWFSERVSD) didn't end, instead it
> grabbed 80% of the CPU and just sat there at status END.
> Hence the QSERVER subsystem also didn't end it just sat
> there at status END.
> A short while after this a backup kicked in. Because it
> didn't get much CPU it didn't get anything done. Therefore
> it was ended (*CTRLD). But now, it too didn't end, it just
> sat there at status END consuming a few tenth of CPU
> percents.
> IBM support recommended shutting down tcpip and see if that
> allows jobs to end. It didn't. QSERVER didn't accept any end
> requests. Then they recommended PWRDWNSYS which was done.
> This timed out. (though SRC B900BF10 was avoided by
> specifying TIMOUTOPT(*CONTINUE)). The machine then IPL'd
> normally and all seems well. IBM recommended a RCLSTG asap
> which I will do.
>
> But... I would like to know what really went on. What went
> wrong and what can I do to avoid this problem in the future.
> Joblogs et al aren't helping. No indication of a problem
> anywhere that I can see. Btw: I'm on v4r3 cum 9054.
>
> Any insight would be appreciated.
> Regards,
> Matthias
>
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> Matthias Oertli   oertlim@s054.aone.net.au
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