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SI55040 - OSP-PRT-MSGMCH3601 T/QSPOPNWT WRITER ENDS

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Abstract

OSP-PRT-MSGMCH3601 T/QSPOPNWT WRITER ENDS


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APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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SF-D entry in the Security Audit journal is created with a Blank
instead of a "D" to indicate that the spool file was deleted.

CORRECTION FOR APAR 'SE59930' :
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The SF-blank audit journal entry is extraneous and can safely be
ignored.  It occurs when a spooled file is deleted by a user
while it is being printed by a remote writer or LAN attached
3812 printer.  It should be preceded in the journal by the real
SF-D entry, issued by the job that actually deleted the file.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR 'SE59930' :
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None.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM FIXED FOR APAR 'SE60426' :
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SF-H (Spooled file held) audit journal entries occasionally have
gibberish in the job information fields.  This has been observed
after a CPA3394 "Load Forms" message is replied to with an 'H'
for DEVCLS(*LAN) TYPE(3812) printers.

CORRECTION FOR APAR 'SE60426' :
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When collecting data for the audit journal entry, the writer was
copying the spooled file's job information from memory that was
not yet initialized for that file.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR 'SE60426' :
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None.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM FIXED FOR APAR 'SE59900' :
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Writers started to a LAN attached 3812 printer or a remote
output queue intermittently end abnormally with MSGMCH3601
T/QSPOPNWT at instruction 05AD from program "domatobjif".

CORRECTION FOR APAR 'SE59900' :
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This problem occurs if the spooled file that has just been
selected by the writer for printing is deleted before the writer
is able to obtain a lock on the file. (The lock prevents the
file from being deleted until the writer unlocks it.)  Because
it is a space location lock and the address still exists, the
lock is successful even if the spooled file is no longer on the
system.

After obtaining a lock on a newly-selected spooled file,
QSPOPNWT will check to see if file it locked is still really
there.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR 'SE59900' :
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None.


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you should end all writers or end the QSPL subsystem. The PTF will be
active when the writers are restarted.


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Supersedes

PTF/FIX NO(S).  APAR TITLE LINE
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   SI53124      OSP-UNPRED-PRT SF-H AUDIT JOURNAL ENTRY NOT ADDED WHEN SPOOL

Summary Information

System.............................. i
Models..............................
Release............................. V7R2M0
Licensed Program............... 5770SS1
APAR Fixed.......................... View details for APAR SE59930
View details for APAR SE60426
View details for APAR SE59900
Superseded by:......................
Recompile........................... N
Library............................. QSYS
MRI Feature ........................ NONE
Cum Level........................... C5135720


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Document information

More support for: i family

Software version: V7R2M0

Operating system(s): OS/400

Reference #: SI55040

Modified date: 06 November 2014