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ECAP033I message (timeout) in Endevor CAP processing

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Article ID: 253581

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Endevor Software Change Manager (SCM)

Issue/Introduction

An Endevor batch job using the Concurrent Action Processing (CAP) feature ends with error messages:

ECAP033I  CONCURRENT ACTION REQUEST REGION BC1PCP04 ENDEVOR S0106379  TERMINATED DUE TO A TIMEOUT

ECAP034S  BC1PCP02 CONCURRENT ACTION PROCESSING IS ENDED. SEE ECAP033I MESSAGES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Environment

Release : 18.1

Cause

For CAP processing, Endevor uses the CCI SPAWN facility provided by ENF (which is a component of Common Services) to start a number of started tasks that process concurrently the Endevor actions requested by the SCL statements.

The cause of this error may or may not be related to Endevor. The message means that one of the started tasks was passed an action to process and it has not completed the action within the established timeout (60 minutes)

Resolution

Examine the C1MSGS report to try to find out where the processing got stuck, which is normally in a processor step. The report may be found in the JES2 outputs from the spawned STC and is also copied to C1MSGS DD in the 'main' CAP job.

The STC may be identified by its MVS jobid which prints in the ECAP033I message. In this example, the jobid was S0106379

Also, message ECAP060I may be used to identify the messages that originate in the STC that timed out. For example:


           05:56:10  ECAP033I  CONCURRENT ACTION REQUEST REGION BC1PCP04 ENDEVOR S0106379  TERMINATED DUE TO A TIMEOUT

           05:56:10  ECAP034S  BC1PCP02 CONCURRENT ACTION PROCESSING IS ENDED. SEE ECAP033I MESSAGES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

           04:56:08  C1Y0015I  STARTING PARSE OF REQUEST CARDS

            STATEMENT #23
            GENERATE ELEMENT 'BCOS10'
            FROM ENVIRONMENT 'xxx' SYSTEM 'xxx' SUBSYSTEM 'xxx'
              TYPE 'COBOL' STAGE x
              OPTIONS CCID 'NOV2201' COMMENTS "NOV2201" OVERRIDE SIGNOUT
                COPYBACK    SEARCH
             .
           04:56:08  C1Y0016I  REQUEST CARDS SUCCESSFULLY PARSED


           04:56:38  C1G0202I  ACTION #23 / STMT #23
           04:56:38  ECAP060I  PROCESSED BY ENDEVOR - STC 06379 - SYSTEM AAEQ
           04:56:38  C1G0203I     GENERATE ELEMENT BCOS10

Note that the timestamps in C1MSGS DD for the job that requests CAP processing are not in sequence. This is because they are passed from the spawned STC's to the main job when each action completes.