PM67107: RELEASE OF A USER FILE I/O EXIT AND REMOVAL OF UNUSED CODE FROM WSIM TM

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • Currently WSIM only has the ability to read and write to QSAM
    files via the ITPFIOX user exit. This change will allow users to
    write their own file handling routine which can interface with
    WSIM scripts.
    
    The FMASK facility was planned to be implemented some time ago
    but due to issues with the code it was never implemented. This
    change will remove that code because it is not being referenced
    at all within the WSIM TM product,
    

Local fix

  • There is currently no workaround for the File I/O exit. The
    FMASK code is unreferenced so there is no workaround needed.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users of IBM Workload Simulator (WSim)       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Currently WSIM only has the ability to  *
    *                      read and write to QSAM files via the    *
    *                      ITPFIOX user exit. This change will     *
    *                      allow users to write their own file     *
    *                      handling routine which can interface    *
    *                      with WSIM scripts.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    ITPFIOX is limited to handling QSAM files and only allowing
    OPEN, READ, WRITE and CLOSE as options. This restricts what data
    the customer can read in from or pass to WSIM. It also restricts
    how WSIM can provide data for external use.
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    + 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

Temporary fix

Comments

  • A new User Exit program called ITPUIOX has been written. This
    program is a skeleton program that has links into WSIM
    information and storage areas. It also has places where a
    customer can add in their own file handling routines to pass
    data to or read data from an external file. While it has
    essentially the same options as ITPFIOX - OPEN, READ, WRITE,
    CLOSE - it has the potential for additional options to be coded
    or for modifying these basic four options.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM67107

  • Reported component name

    IBM WORKLOAD SI

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3900

  • Reported release

    110

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-06-18

  • Closed date

    2012-06-29

  • Last modified date

    2012-08-09

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

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

    UK79951

Modules/Macros

  •    ITMDCAS  ITMEUTL  ITMEZ    ITMEZCI  ITMEZM
    ITMEZP   ITMEZTR  ITMEZTS  ITMPZDEL ITMPZDL2 ITMPZM7  ITPUIOX
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    IBM WORKLOAD SI

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3900

Applicable component levels

  • R110 PSN UK79951

       UP12/07/03 P F207

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More support for:

Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390

Software version:

110

Reference #:

PM67107

Modified date:

2012-08-09

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