What is the source of the information displayed in the SHOW TSO, ACF STATE command output?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:  

What is the source of the information displayed in the SHOW TSO, ACF STATE command output?

Answer: 
The SHOW STATE display contains varied information and some of the labels are unfamiliar. The z/OS release shown in the first line of the SHOW STATE display is taken from a system control block. The ACF2 release and all of the other options are taken from the ACF2 ACCVT control block. During ACF2 initialization, ACF2 retrieves information from the GSO records (for this sysid) to populate the ACCVT. The FDR assembly date and the UID string are taken from the assembled ACFFDR which also has a pointer in the ACCVT.

To correlate the displayed values to the GSO options, issue these commands from ACFBATCH, then compare the output, matching the GSO record options to the options that appear in the SHOW STATE output:

   //JOB....
   //   EXEC PGM=ACFBATCH
   //SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
   //SYSIN  DD  *
     SHOW STATE
     SET C(GSO)
     LIST LIKE(-) MSYS(-)
   /*
   // 

The 'LIST LIKE(-) MSYS(-)' command will list all GSO records on the INFOSTG database for all sysids. Select the records that are specific to your sysid and, where multiple records are allowed, e.g. SAFDEF.qualifier, select those records that have an appropriate mask to the sysid.

Not all the GSO options appear in the SHOW STATE output. They can be displayed by issuing the appropriate SHOW command, such as SHOW UNIXOPTS, SHOW NJE, SHOW ACTIVE, etc. To display all the options with one command specify SHOW ALL or SHOW ACF2.

Additional Information:
These SHOW commands and others are listed in the CA ACF2 for z/OS Administrator Guide, Chapter 1, under the section "SHOW Subcommand".