Solve Access 5.0 - S0F8 starting Netmaster after migrating to z/OS 2.3

Document ID : KB000072586
Last Modified Date : 05/03/2018
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Issue:
We migrated our TEST lpar to z/OS 2.3 today. Starting Netmaster we get a S0F8 abend.
Seems to have problems with parm XM='ZIIP' After changing to XM='TASK' Netmaster was starting correctly. 

*N01101 SOLVE ABEND S-0F8 ID=A41NMT JN=NMT DT=2018064 TM=15223497 
*N01102 SRC=AB PRD=SOLVE INTLVL=060700 SP=1007 ABC=S-0F8 
*N01103 
IEA794I SVC DUMP HAS CAPTURED: 894 
894 DUMPID=001 REQUESTED BY JOB (NMT ) 
894 DUMP TITLE=N01101 SOLVE ABEND S-0F8 ID=ABCNMT JN=NMT DT=2018064 
894 TM=15223497 
BPXP018I THREAD 1789C80000000000, IN PROCESS 34013251, ENDED 906 
906 WITHOUT BEING UNDUBBED WITH COMPLETION CODE 840F8000 
906 , AND REASON CODE 00000004. 
IEF450I NMT NMT - ABEND=S0F8 U0000 REASON=00000004 908 
908 TIME=15.22.36 
 
Resolution:
IBM APAR OA54317 resolve the S-OF8 abend.

The link to the APAR is
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1OA54317  
 

APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

     

Error description

  • SMSVSAM ABEND0F8 RC4 in IDA019C2 at offset x'2F0' at RMID
    UA92399 when called in SRB mode.
    
    Additional Keywords:
    SMSVSAM RLS VSAMRLS DF122
    RLSPSP/K
    

     

Local fix

  • If using NETMASTER run with XM=TASK in the RUNSYSIN parameter.
    Making this change may move task processing back to a regular
    CP, which may impact customer MIPS usage.
    

     

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All VSAM RLS users who run tasks in SRB mode                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * While in SRB mode, if a SHOWCB command is issued, an         *
    * ABEND0F8 RC4 will occur out of IDA019C2 as a result of a     *
    * GETMAIN failing.                                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply PTF                                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    When a user issued a SHOWCB against a data set open for RLS,
    IDA019C1 tried to issue a PC, calling IDA019C2 to establish an
    ESTAE and call RLS. Doing this requires a GETMAIN and FREEMAIN
    to be called for the ESTAE parameters which cannot be done under
    an SRB. Therefore, when IDA019C1 tried to issue a PC while in
    SRB mode, the GETMAIN in IDA019C2 failed and returned an
    ABEND0F8 RC4.
    

     

Problem conclusion

  • Code was changed such that an ESTAE will not be set up and a
    GETMAIN/FREEMAIN will not be called if IDA019C2 is called while
    in SRB mode.
    

     

Temporary fix

    Comments

      APAR Information

      • APAR number

        OA54317

      • Reported component name

        VSAM REC LEV SH

      • Reported component ID

        5695DF122

      • Reported release

        220

      • Status

        CLOSED PER

      • PE

        NoPE

      • HIPER

        NoHIPER

      • Special Attention

        NoSpecatt / Xsystem

      • Submitted date

        2017-11-01

      • Closed date

        2018-02-14

      • Last modified date

        2018-02-14

      • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

         

      • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

        UA95316

      Modules/Macros

      • IDA019C2
        

         

      Fix information

      • Fixed component name

        VSAM REC LEV SH

      • Fixed component ID

        5695DF122

      Applicable component levels