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How to print CA IDMS SYSTRACE entries

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Article ID: 213647

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IDMS

Issue/Introduction

CA IDMS SYSTRACE has been turned on at the direction of Support to debug system abends.

The following has been added to the SYSGEN SYSTEM statement:

SYSTRACE ON                          
TRACE SAVE OFF TABLE SIZE IS 4 MB    

How can these trace entries be printed to send to support?

Environment

Release : 19.0

Component : CA IDMS/DB

Resolution

When TRACE SAVE OFF is specified the trace entries are only kept in memory.
If a task snap is written to the log, the SYSTRACE entries are also written to the log otherwise they are written to the SVC dump when a system abend occurs.
Normally the trace entries alone are not sufficient to debug system problems. They are used in conjunction with the SVC dump.
Next time the system abend occurs, obtain an SVC dump. All the trace entries will be in the dump and Support can analyze the traces from the dump.

If TRACE SAVE ON is specified the trace entries are saved either in the  trace area of the log area.
The ARCHIVE TRACE and PRINT TRACE utilities can be used tp archive and print these trace entries.

 

Additional Information

See the CA IDMS documentation in TechDocs sections SYSTEM Statement Parameters Information, Enhanced System Tracing, ARCHIVE TRACE and PRINT TRACE