OA40716: ABEND878 DURING APPLICATION STARTUP USING ISPSTRT

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • A rexx is invoked by ISPSTART to start a number of ISPF screens
    using
    SELECT PGM(ISPSTRT) PARM(CMD;SCRNAME SCRN PERM;SWAP)
    where cmd is a valid select string such as SELECT PGM(mypgm)
    NEWAPPL(myappl).
    
    The Always Show Split Line under option 0 (SETTINGS) is off.
    The first application started primes the command area with a
    valid value for that menu.
    
    Under these circumstances, SCRNAME attempts to execute in the
    screen environment for the startup Rexx. This causes an
    arithmetic operation to be based on bad values leading to
    invalid pointers and storage sizes being used for a GETMAIN
    request.
    

Local fix

  • 1. Enable split line using Option 0 or
    2. Add a panel display before the first call to program ISPSTRT
    like:
         CONTROL NONDISPL ENTER
         DISPLAY PANEL(ISPBLANK)
    

Problem summary

  • A Rexx is invoked using ISPSTART to then invoke program ISPSTRT
    to start a number of screens.
    Always Show Split Line option is off in Option 0 (SETTINGS).
    The first application to start has primed the command area and
    the active screen should be processing the SCRNAME command.
    However, SCRNAME runs in the window for which no active panel
    exists and the screen task then abends with S878 using incorrect
    values calculated for GETMAIN.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • Module ISPMBP is changed to prevent the abend.
    
    This APAR is being closed FIN with concurrence from the
    submitting customer. This means that a solution to this APAR
    is expected to be delivered from IBM in a release(if any) to be
    available within the next 18 months
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    OA40716

  • Reported component name

    ISPF Z/OS DM&CS

  • Reported component ID

    565504201

  • Reported release

    M02

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-10-30

  • Closed date

    2013-01-01

  • Last modified date

    2013-01-01

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • ISPMBP
    

Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • RM02 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

ISPF for z/OS
ISPF

Software version:

M02

Operating system(s):

z/OS

Reference #:

OA40716

Modified date:

2013-01-01

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