PTF LU02191 introduces a new parameter : DSN-SYSTEM-CSI.
I want to know first if this parameter is required to be specified in the GSVXxxxx Parmlib member. If specified, what kind of enqueue (if any) or allocation is put on this vsam CSI dataset.
Release : 16.0
New feature PTF LU02191 concerns
The DSN-SYSTEM-CSI is a configuration option that you don't have to use unless you want to use the module analysis feature. It gets specified in the dataset member that is pointed to by the GSVXSCFG DD on your SYSVIEW STC and defaults to NONE if not specified.
Per the documentation:
Dsn-System-CSI - Specifies the name of the SMP/E CSI data set used for installation and maintenance.
Valid Values: Any valid data set name. The SMP/E CSI data set name must end with ".CSI"
Default Value: NONE
More information can be found at this link:
This only comes into play when running the analysis via the MODIDS or CSIQUERY commands, outlined below, however, there should be no concern for enqueues or holds against the CSI:
Support for Product Module and PTF Analysis
Product module and PTF analysis combines module identification and PTF information from your run-time loadlib with maintenance data that is found in your product SMP/E installation CSI library. The following commands were added to provide support to product module analysis functionality:
CSIQUERY -The command displays data that is returned from an SMP/E GIMAPI QUERY command request. The data is stored in a VSAM data set called the Consolidated Software Inventory (CSI).
MODIDS - The command analyzes the module identification information that can be found in Broadcom product load modules.
To summarize, the DSM-SYSTEM-CSI gets specified in the GSVXSCFG DD dataset and it will not cause a hold on the CSI.