PXG009 in VM:Secure updating a directory entry

Document ID : KB000005100
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

VM:Secure had an abend with a PXG009 error message when updating a directory entry. 

The full text of the error message was:

CA VM:Secure system abend PXG009 occurred at 0008279A.

Cause:

In this case, the ALLOC MAP on the sysres volume was re-written while VM:Secure was active.

Resolution:

Rewritting the ALLOC MAP is not allowed when VM:Secure is up.

This error will typically cause VM:Secure to go down and automatically restart itself. That will clear the problem. If VM:Secure does not restart automatically, then do a Source start.

Additional Information:

From the VM:Secure Administration Guide:

CA VM:Secure rewrites the volume allocation map on the object directory volume each time a directory is updated, caching information from that area.

To change anything affecting cylinder 0 of the volume, such as reallocating the volume using the CPFMTXA utility or relabeling the volume, perform the following steps:

1.    Bring CA VM:Secure down.

2.    Perform the activity to change the allocation map or label of the volume.

3.    To have CA VM:Secure pick up the new allocation information, reinitialize CA VM:Secure using the SOURCE operand.