• Subject: Re: MSF Chokes under load
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 17:52:30 -0500

I think I had this problem, or at least one almost identical to it, on V4R2.
And IBM had to sign on to the machine and fix it. There was no PTF. But they
said it would be fixed in a future release. Thought they were talking about
V4R4, maybe they meant 5.


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R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
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 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional Network Administrator

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-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Bolhuis <lbolhui@ibm.net>
To: Midrange Systems Mailing List <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Thursday, November 11, 1999 5:06 PM
Subject: MSF Chokes under load


>Have a customer on V4R4 that is sending approx 150 e-mail messages from an
>application using  SNDDST *MSG.  Some time before the messages are all
processed,
>MSF chokes and all MSF jobs end.  THe message issued is CPFAF95 - MSF job
ended
>reason 5
> 05 - Exit point program QZMFSNPA in library QSYS for exit point
>   QIBM_QZMFMSF_ADR_RSL indicated the MSF job is to be ended.
>     Processing for MSF message ID 103WABM9911051709110000000198 was ended
and
>   will be processed again the next time MSF jobs are started using the
Start
>   Mail Server Framework (STRMSF) command.
> Recovery  . . . :   Based on the reason code, do one of the following:
> 04,05 - Use the DSPJOBLOG command to determine the cause of the exit point
>   program failing. There may be messages listed in the job log to
determine
>   what caused the exit point program to fail. Correct any errors and then
use
>   the End Mail Server Framework (ENDMSF) command to end all MSF jobs. Then
use
>   the Start Mail Server Framework (STRMSF) command to start the MSF jobs
>   again.
>
>Restarting the jobs does nothing (except crash again) until we do STRMSF
*CLEAR.
>Having 99 MSF jobs running allows the process to sometimes complete without
>failure.  This is in a test environment.  It is expected that in production
about
>10,000 messages will be sent in under 20 minutes each night.   We have
loaded the
>PTF that talks about MSF crashing under heavy load but this has had no
affect.
>We are opening a problem with SupportLine but are hoping someone out there
has
>seen this.
>
>Thanks - Larry
>
>
>--
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