PM44594: FIX TO ITPLSGEN TO CORRECTLY BUILD THE STL CODE. ROLLOUT OF SAMPLE CODE THAT BUILDS NTWRK/STL CODE FROM TCP/IP CTRACE FILES.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • ITPLSGEN in WSIM incorrectly reads the DELAY/NODELAY,
    VERIFY/NOVERIFY and DEBUG parameters and outputs STL code that
    does not match the customers request.
    
    Several requests have been received to release sample code for
    converting a TCP/IP CTRACE file into NTWRK/STL code usable in
    WSIM.
    

Local fix

  • No workaround available
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users of IBM Workload Simulator (WSim)       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: ITPLSGEN in WSIM incorrectly reads the  *
    *                      DELAY/NODELAY,VERIFY/NOVERIFY and       *
    *                      DEBUG parameters and outputs STL code   *
    *                      that does not match the customers       *
    *                      request.                                *
    *                                                              *
    *                      Several requests have been received to  *
    *                      release sample code for converting a    *
    *                      TCP/IP CTRACE file into NTWRK/STL code  *
    *                      usable in WSIM.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    ITPLSGEN has a parameter table which is used to determine what
    processing is to be done. A new entry was added to the table but
    the index values were not incremented correctly so a number of
    parameters are being incorrectly processed.
    
    There have been several requests to provide sample code that
    processes TCP/IP CTRACE files and produces WSIM code that can
    test TCP/IP transactions on a Z/OS platform.
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    + 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 index values for the ITPLSGEN parameter table were
    re-evaluated and incremented where appropriate. This means the
    DELAY/NODELAY, VERIFY/NOVERIFY and the DEBUG parameters will now
    generate the correct WSIM code.
    
    The sample code provided for processing CTRACE files includes
    two REXX execs and additional panels which customers can modify
    to suit there own environment. The first exec ITPCTEXT reads
    the CTRACE file and extracts data that will be used to build
    the WSIM code. The second REXX exec ITPCTBLD will take the data
    from the extract file and buidl the WSIM NTWRK and STL code for
    each selected port and id. This code only handles simple
    configurations of the CTRACE file and does not handle, for
    example, related TCP/IP packets coming from different ports.
    
    * Cross Reference between External and Internal Names
    SPA_NAME (IDSS_NAM)
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM44594

  • Reported component name

    IBM WORKLOAD SI

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3900

  • Reported release

    110

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-07-28

  • Closed date

    2011-08-08

  • Last modified date

    2011-09-02

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

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

    UK70609

Modules/Macros

  •    ITPCTBLD ITPCTBLP ITPCTBL2 ITPCTEXP ITPCTEXT
    ITPLSGEN
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    IBM WORKLOAD SI

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3900

Applicable component levels

  • R110 PSY UK70609

       UP11/08/12 P F108

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Document information


More support for:

Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390

Software version:

110

Reference #:

PM44594

Modified date:

2011-09-02

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