PM34040: TTM - ROLLOUT OF RECENT WSIM TM CHANGES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The following WSim TM changes are being rolled out to TPNS TM:
    
    APAR/PTF - PK94074 UK49562
    
    
    This problem only occurred when the testcase name started with
    #. When a schedule was built and reviewed the process would
    double check to see if any msgtxts had been deleted or added
    in the test case. During this process any testcase starting with
    # was ignored. The result was the process then decided the
    msgtxt had been deleted and so did not include the testcase in
    the schedule build.
    
    APAR/PTF - PM20991 UK61058
    
    Currently if the writing out to the log dataset is slower than
    the creation of log records the buffer will fill and further log
    processing will cease until such time as the buffer is emptied.
    This is flagged in the process by the issuing of the ITP030I
    message. For performance testing this was not an issue as
    performance took priority over record keeping but for
    application testing this is not always the case.
    

Local fix

  • No workaround available
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users of TPNS Test Manager                   *
    *                          Version 3 Release 5.0               *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: # (Pound) sign prefix on testcase names *
    *                      causes testcases not to be included in  *
    *                      script.                                 *
    *                                                              *
    *                      Currently if the writing out to the log *
    *                      dataset is slower than the creation of  *
    *                      log records the buffer will fill and    *
    *                      further log processing will cease until *
    *                      such time as the buffer is emptied.     *
    *                      This is flagged in the process by the   *
    *                      issuing of the ITP030I message. For     *
    *                      performance testing this was not an     *
    *                      issue as performance took priority over *
    *                      record keeping but for application      *
    *                      testing this is not always the case.    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    This problem only occurred when the testcase name started with
    #. When a schedule was built and reviewed the process would
    double check to see if any msgtxts had been deleted or added in
    the test case. During this process any testcase starting with #
    was ignored. The result was the process then decided the msgtxt
    had been deleted and so did not include the testcase in the
    schedule build.
    
    For log processing to include all required records the log
    buffer has to be capable of being expanded while maintaining
    data integrity. It also needs to be up to the user as to when
    this expandability is needed, to what degree and how fast it is
    activated.
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    + Please check our Communications Server for OS/390 homepages +
    + for common networking tips and fixes.  The URL for these    +
    + homepages can be found in Informational APAR II11334.       +
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    

Problem conclusion

  • The REXX exec ITMDCAM had an invalid test for a # prefix which
    has now been removed. It is recommended that before installing
    this fix any existing testcases prefixed with # should be
    deleted in TPNS test manager and then this fix installed and
    the # prefixed testcases rebuilt. If this isn't done it will not
    affect the system however you will see a duplication of #
    prefixed names for a time.
    
    To allow for the handling of an expandable log buffer a new
    parameter is added, the values of which will determine if the
    log is to be expanded and if it is to what extent. The setting
    of this parameter is then checked when the log buffer becomes
    full and the appropriate action is taken depending on the
    setting of the parameter.
    
    * Cross Reference between External and Internal Names
    SPA_NAME (IDSS_NAM)
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM34040

  • Reported component name

    TPNS V3

  • Reported component ID

    568812101

  • Reported release

    503

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    YesSpecatt / New Function

  • Submitted date

    2011-03-03

  • Closed date

    2011-03-17

  • Last modified date

    2011-05-02

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

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

    UK65915

Modules/Macros

  • ITMDCAM  ITM0PRIE
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TPNS V3

  • Fixed component ID

    568812101

Applicable component levels

  • R503 PSY UK65915

       UP11/04/06 P F104

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Document information


More support for:

Teleprocessing Network Simulator (TPNS)
TPNS

Software version:

5.0.3

Reference #:

PM34040

Modified date:

2011-05-02

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