On 09-Sep-2015 09:48 -0600, John McKee wrote:
The job log shows my G response to the load next tape message.
IMMEDIATELY after that is System object TAP35 partially damaged.
Further down, it states VLOG identifier is *NONE. For recovery, it
states to delete and recreate the DEVD.
Actually, the message reporting "Device description TAP35 damaged"
did not give that recovery for what was diagnosed prior, in that
specific scenario. The recovery for that error message [with symptom
msgCPF8105 F/QRCPDMGN T/QTAVOPEN], per the preceding condition of
"System object TAP35 partially damaged" [with symptom msgMCH1668
F/#cfdamst T/QTAVOPEN], is to vary-off and vary-on the device; the
damage diagnosed was "partial", not "full"; despite possibly seemingly
subtle distinction to other than an OS programmer, a distinction with a
very consequential difference. Specifically, the message states:
"If *partial damage* occurred, vary off the device and vary the device
on (VRYCFG command) again. The system may need to be powered down
(PWRDWNSYS command) to vary off the device. If the system is powered
down, do an initial program load (IPL) of the system. If partial damage
is indicated on a 9347 Tape Unit, determine if it was processing a 3600
foot tape. A 9347 Tape Unit can only process up to 2400 foot tapes."
FWiW, the context given for the delete\recreate recovery was
different; only for a prior logged condition of "full" damage, for which
the only recovery is deletion of the full-damaged object, per the text:
"If *full damage* occurred, delete the device description (DLTDEVD
command), and do one of the following: -- Create the device description
again with the appropriate create device command. -- Restore the
configuration (RSTCFG command) from the save tape. The configuration
must be restored from a tape that was saved using the Save System
(SAVSYS) or Save Configuration (SAVCFG) commands. -- Restore the command
source for the device description. The command source must have been
saved using a previous Retrieve Configuration Source (RTVCFGSRC)
command. Any associated controller descriptions may need to be deleted
and created again."