ESF092 ADDING OF SPOOL DATASET FAILED RC=4, PLEASE CHECK SYSLOG FOR MORE DETAILS

Document ID : KB000122907
Last Modified Date : 12/12/2018
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Issue:
Getting error message ESF092 with RC=4 trying to add additional space with a REINIT command:

ESF092  ADDING OF SPOOL DATASET FAILED RC=4, PLEASE CHECK SYSLOG FOR MORE DETAILS
Resolution:
The meaning of RC=4 for message ESF092 is:

RC=4 - During REINIT, the new SPOOLDS allocation caused the track allocation map to grow larger than 1 CYL. Restart CA Spool to add more Spool datasets.

So, you need to restart CA Spool to add the new space in this case. A WARM start is enough. The documentation is being updated  to include the return code 4 for this message.