Maintenance was dropped by IBM on 3590. Maybe the point of backups is past
anyway. System was "frozen" earlier in the week. No new data will be
written. Just gets shut down at some point - likely when something breaks.

I ust thought it odd that a tape change request never came.

Can't help but wonder if this might be another of those stupid "if it ain't
broke" things where a problem might have been identified and a PTF was
prepared. Just not fixed here.

Thanks anyway.

John McKee

On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 11:31 AM, DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Smells more like an I/O failure to the drive or an actual error at the
drive. Honestly unless you are a very large shop we don't see many 3590s
out there any more, they are getting a bit long in the tooth.

Have IBM help you look in PAL and SAL and other logs, I bet they'll find
something in there.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service. - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 8/26/2015 11:33 AM, John McKee wrote:

It happened again. Runs along fine, then aborts.

I did get a job log.

System also created QPSRVDMP.

The 3590 device is in FAILED state.

From looking at QEZDEBUG, I see from the call stack, the last three



From looking at QSYSOPR, there is CPI5922 Device description TAP35 is not

usable at this time. No other error message related to the drive before
after that message.



MCH5203 Condition of source/sink object TAP35 not valid.

System (v5r4) has 246.1G and %system ASP used is 67.4779

My WAG is that the tape got full. But, unlike last week, I never saw a
message requesting a tape change. Last week, I did see that message along
with a message that tape drive needed to be cleaned - which I did last

So, any idea as to why there was no tape change message?

John McKee

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