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Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:30 pm Post subject: Syncsort 1.3.2 question
Yesterday Syncsort V1.2.3 was upgraded to Syncsort V1.3.2 in our shop and after that we are getting lot of job failures in Sort step with S878 error
The failures are only for the the SORT jcls that updates an VSAM file.
The sort jcls that use vsam as input went fine without any issues. Similarly there is no issue with sequential files
As an workaround, we increased the region size of sort steps to 0M to resolve the abends. The input file contain only few records and the VSAM dispostion mode is OLD.
10.08.14 JOB01803 +WER999A PBDCU001,BDCU001C,STEP035 - UNSUCCESSFUL SORT 878 S REASON=00000010
10.08.14 JOB01803 $HASP375 PBDCU001 ESTIMATED LINES EXCEEDED
10.08.14 JOB01803 IEW4000I FETCH FOR MODULE IEAVTRF4 FROM DDNAME -LNKLST- FAILED BECAUSE INSUFFICIENT STORAGE WAS AVAILABLE.
10.08.14 JOB01803 CSV031I LIBRARY ACCESS FAILED FOR MODULE IEAVTRF4, RETURN CODE 24, REASON CODE 26080021, DDNAME *LNKLST*
10.08.15 JOB01803 $HASP375 PBDCU001 ESTIMATE EXCEEDED BY 10,000 LINES
10.08.15 JOB01803 IEA705I ERROR DURING GETMAIN SYS CODE = 878-10 PBDCU001 STEP035 BDCU001C 00
10.08.15 JOB01803 IEA705I 00FCD680 009FF050 009FF050 00081200 00001E30
10.08.15 JOB01803 IEA995I SYMPTOM DUMP OUTPUT 034
034 SYSTEM COMPLETION CODE=878 REASON CODE=00000010
034 TIME=10.08.14 SEQ=03188 CPU=0042 ASID=00ED
034 PSW AT TIME OF ERROR 070C1000 8136B946 ILC 2 INTC 0D
034 NO ACTIVE MODULE FOUND
I ran the SYNCLIST program and compared the parameters of new version and old version and parameters are exactly matching
Appreciate if someone help me on this to provide a permanent solution to avoid the failures.
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Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:32 pm Post subject:
Suggest you get in touch with SyncSort support -- Problem may occur in an invoked sort where there is storage fragmentation of above the line storage and a small file is being sorted. _________________ Regards,
Yes, feel free to contact me offline at email@example.com. Please include the complete and unedited job listing, including the JES job log, JCL and SYSOUT messages as a text attachment and I would be happy to further assist you.
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