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September 2010 IDMS Connections is now available for download ..

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Oct 18, 2010
...... at http://iuassn.org -> Archives -> Connections. And also at the CA
IDMS (IUA / EIUA) Global User Community pages accessible through
http://support.ca.com

I know that this is now mid-October - but we did announce that September's
issue would be late - so here is the ""September 2010"" issue of ""IDMS
Connections""! We are fortunate in this issue to have an introduction from
Bill McCracken, CEO of CA Technologies - in addition to a number of regular
contributors whose efforts make Connections the worthwhile publication that
it is. Here is a list of the content for this issue:

Introduction from Bill McCracken...1
Message from International Chair ...2
Letter from the Editor...2
Realizing the Benefits of Server CA IDMS"" R17...3 ""CA World Corner""...4 IDMS
User Association at CARE 2010...5 Database Segmentation...7 Remote Attendees
at CMUG...10 ... should be ""Remote Attendance at CMUG"". Please note Craig's
correct e-mail address is Craig.McGregor@acxiom.com Faulty CA Product 25
Years On:...11 CICS Threadsafe for IDMS Users...13 IDMS Release 17 Migration
Challenges...14 IDMS Release 18 Status...17 CA IDMS(tm) R16 - New End of
Service Date!...17 CA No Longer Distributing Some Source -
Clarification...18 Explaining ""Deadlocks"" to the Layman...18 Space
Management Locks...19 Agenda of the BIUA, Thursday October 28th...19 Is IDMS
r17 z/IIP Exploitation Right for You?...20 Introduction to Relational
Databases and SQL...21 FAQs About CA IDMS(tm) Indexing...23

I hope that each of you who reads the issue online, or who downloads it
and reads it as hard copy, will find something of value between the covers.
If you have printed it off - please save a tree by circulating to your
colleagues at work. Finally of course - if there is a topic or issue that
you would like to see in ""print"", to share with the rest of the IDMS
community - then by all means send either your suggestion or an article for
inclusion in a forthcoming issue of IDMS Connections.

Enjoy - cheers - Gary

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question about numbered user exits
"I am reading Chris Hoelscher's article on z/IIP exploitation in the Septemb=
er 2010 ""IUA Connections"" with great interest as our site experienced the p=
roblem that he describes. Chris indicates that the numbered user exits can=
contribute to TCB/SRB swapping. We use exit 28 (security pre-processing) =
and I am wondering if this could account for some of the high swapping rate=
that we saw.

Here is my question: Is there any way to determine how many times a number=
ed user exit is actually being executed?

Kay Rozeboom
State of Iowa
Information Technology Enterprise
Department of Administrative Services
Telephone: 515.281.6139 Fax: 515.281.6137
Email: Kay.Rozeboom@Iowa.Gov
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question about numbered user exits
"I am reading Chris Hoelscher's article on z/IIP exploitation in the September 2010 ""IUA Connections"" with great interest as our site experienced the problem that he describes. Chris indicates that the numbered user exits can contribute to TCB/SRB swapping. We use exit 28 (security pre-processing) and I am wondering if this could account for some of the high swapping rate that we saw.

Here is my question: Is there any way to determine how many times a numbered user exit is actually being executed?

Kay Rozeboom
State of Iowa
Information Technology Enterprise
Department of Administrative Services
Telephone: 515.281.6139 Fax: 515.281.6137
Email: Kay.Rozeboom@Iowa.Gov
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Re: question about numbered user exits
"You have the option of defining an exit as a program or linking the exit wi=
th rhdcuxit=2E I went to the habit of defining them as a program because t=
hen they can be disabled and new copied during testing, making testing more=
efficient, and especially to gain visibility of its use, etc=2E Defining =
them as a program, a pde gets built for your exit, you can disable the exit=
without impacting IDMS processing in case there is a problem=2E The progr=
am can be displayed with a DCMT command, disabled with DCMT and in your cas=
e you can display the loaded and called count=2E=0D=0A=0D=0ALutz Petzold=0D=
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n z/IIP exploitation in =0D=0Athe September 2010 ""IUA Connections"" with gre=
at interest as our =0D=0Asite experienced the problem that he describes=2E =
Chris =0D=0Aindicates that the numbered user exits can contribute to =0D=
=0ATCB/SRB swapping=2E We use exit 28 (security pre-processing) and =0D=0A=
I am wondering if this could account for some of the high =0D=0Aswapping ra=
te that we saw=2E=0D=0A=0D=0AHere is my question: Is there any way to dete=
rmine how many =0D=0Atimes a numbered user exit is actually being executed?=
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Re: question about numbered user exits
"You have the option of defining an exit as a program or linking the exit with rhdcuxit. I went to the habit of defining them as a program because then they can be disabled and new copied during testing, making testing more efficient, and especially to gain visibility of its use, etc. Defining them as a program, a pde gets built for your exit, you can disable the exit without impacting IDMS processing in case there is a problem. The program can be displayed with a DCMT command, disabled with DCMT and in your case you can display the loaded and called count.

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