IC92981: PCOM: AFTER IC86512 CONSOLE MESSAGES MAY BE MISSING 2 BYTES OF DATA

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • WindowsXP Pcomm v6.0.5
    After applying APAR IC86512, 2 bytes in console messages are
    sometimes missing on the host screen.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All TN3270 connection users                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When a PROG error occurs, the TN3270    *
    *                      session may hang during disconnect.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    IBM Personal Communications is connected to a CICS Gateway
    that provides 3270 terminal emulation. When PROG753 error
    occurs, it can not be cleared by the Reset key. During this
    condition, if the CICS Gateway sends IAC EOR (0xFFEF) in a
    separate packet to PCOM, it is not processed and the session
    hangs. APAR IC75322 in Refresh Pack 6.0.3 was taken to address
    this problem.
    
    After APAR IC75322, 2 additional bytes of data would appear
    intermittently in the TN3270 outbound data for all 3270 hosts
    and would cause the session to hang. APAR IC86512 in Refresh
    Pack 6.0.6 was taken to resolve this issue.
    
    Though APAR IC75322 fixed the problem with APAR IC75344, there
    were other cases where 2 bytes of data would disappear from
    the outbound data processed by PCOM.
    

Problem conclusion

  • PCSTLNET.DLL has been changed to rework APARs IC75344 and
    IC86512 to handle IAC EOR (0xFFEF) when its received as a
    separate packet. With this fix, the session will disconnect
    normally even when PROG753 error is set.
    
    Fix scheduled for PCOM 6.0.8 Refresh Pack
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC92981

  • Reported component name

    PCOMM V5 COMBO-

  • Reported component ID

    5639I7000

  • Reported release

    601

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-06-11

  • Closed date

    2013-06-27

  • Last modified date

    2013-08-20

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

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

    IC95018

Modules/Macros

  • PCSTLNET
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    PCOMM V5 COMBO-

  • Fixed component ID

    5639I7000

Applicable component levels

  • R601 PSY

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  • R602 PSY

       UP



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Document information


More support for:

Personal Communications

Software version:

6.0.1

Reference #:

IC92981

Modified date:

2013-08-20

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