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             MXG NEWSLETTER NUMBER TWENTY-EIGHT August 21, 1995         
                                                                        
Technical Newsletter for Users of MXG :  Merrill's Expanded Guide to CPE
                                                                        
                         TABLE OF CONTENTS                          Page
                                                                        
I.    MXG Software Version 13.05 is now available upon request.       2 
II.   MXG Technical Notes                                             4 
 1.   Support for the Year 2000.                                      4 
 2.   Tape activity shows EXCPs without any tape mounts               6 
 3.   How can I have 10 digits printed for a variable of length 4?    7 
III.  MVS Technical Notes                                             7 
 1. APAR OW06770 corrects MVS/ESA 5.1 type 72 fields                  8 
 2. Boole & Babbage CMF invalid STARTIME corrected by BMP5061/5322.   8 
 3. TYPE42DS does not record activity on all datasets.                8 
 4. MVS/ESA 5.1 Goal Mode sites need MXG 13.01 or later               8 
 5. My current understanding and research on LEAPSECONDS.             8 
 6. MVS RMF APAR OW12017 corrects many RMF problems.                  9 
 7. MVS/ESA 5.1 APAR OW11733 corrects trashed type 72 fields.         9 
 8. High MVS Uncaptured CPU time caused by GTF trace.                 9 
 9. NETVIEW FTP APAR PN71477 corrects SMF record 0 instead of 118.    9 
10. APAR OW13375 corrects variable TTRN in TYPE1415.                  9 
11. TYPE42AU dataset has invalid MVS volume status, OW11153 fixes.    9 
12. Type 6 records invalid data by NFP FSS writer, PN72812 open.      9 
13. TYPE6 observations may indicate DUPLEX when you think SIMPLEX.   10 
14. EXCP counts in type 30 for VSAM hardware compressed datasets.    10 
15. SMF VSAM dataset CISIZE allocation changed by VSAM.              10 
IV.   DB2 Technical Notes                                            10 
 1. DB2ACCT CPUTCBTM/DB2TCBTM capture for Distributed work.          10 
 2. DB2ACCT CPUSRBTM/DB2SRBTM invalid, always.                       10 
V.    IMS Technical Notes                                            11 
 1. IMS APAR PN45106, CPU time recorded increased by LSO=S.          11 
VI.   SAS Technical Notes                                            11 
 1. SAS ABENDS out of space in WORK.@Tnnnnnn.UTILITY                 11 
 2. MXG FORMATS OTHER= syntax is incompatible with SAS 5.18          12 
 3. Character variables assigned $MGxxxxxx formats need LENGTH       12 
 4. SAS data libraries cannot be hardware compressed.                12 
 5. Out of Memory errors if site restrictions are in effect          12 
 6. HEX15. and HEX16. formats produce unexpected (but neat!) output. 13 
VII.  CICS Technical Notes                                           13 
 1. APAR PN71965 discusses contents of TERMINAL in AOR records       13 
 2. APAR PN70771 variable USER is not cleared between tasks          13 
VIII. Incompatibilities and Installation of MXG 13.05.               14 
 1.   Members and products incompatibly changed.                     14 
 2.   Installation instructions.                                     15 
IX.   Online Documentation of MXG Software.                          15 
X.    Changes Log                                                    17 
      Alphabetical list of important changes                         17 
      Changes 13.162 thru 13.001, 12.328 thru 12.315              19-56 
       (Changes 12.304-12.129 were in Newsletter 27)                    
                                                                        
         COPYRIGHT (C) 1995 BY MERRILL CONSULTANTS DALLAS TEXAS         
                                                                        
I. MXG Software Version 13.05 is now available upon request (it is NOT  
   shipped with this newsletter - you must ask for it and it is free!). 
                                                                        
   Major enhancements added in MXG 13.05 dated August 21, 1995:         
                                                                        
    Support for the year 2000 (see MXG Technical note).                 
    Support for OpenMVS File System I/O type 92 SMF record.             
    Support for MVS/ESA 5.2 System Logger Data type 88 SMF record       
    Support for EREP (SYS1.LOGREC) records.                             
    Deaccumulation of HMF records.                                      
    MAINTLEV 6 of ASMTAPES enhancements for MXG Tape Mount Monitor.     
    Final (?) Correction to ANALDB2R Statistics and Audit Reports.      
     If you use either the DB2 Statistics reports or DB2 Audit Reports, 
     you must request MXG 13.05 for the ANALDB2R corrections to errors  
     introduced in MXG 12.12 (Statistics) or MXG 13.01 (Audit) that were
     not fixed until now (I apologize for the careless coding and lack  
     of validation of report output that took seven iterations to fix). 
     The Audit errors were actually corrected in 13.03, but Statistics  
     still had four values that were not corrected until MXG 13.05.     
     The more-commonly-used DB2 Accounting Reports had no errors.       
                                                                        
   Major enhancements added in MXG 13.04 dated Jul 31, 1995:            
                                                                        
    Support for NetCompress SMF records.                                
    Support for Packet/Main SMF records.                                
    Support for Kodak AXCIS Optical Disk SMF records.                   
                                                                        
   Major enhancements added in MXG 13.03 dated Jul 19, 1995:            
                                                                        
    More fixes for DB2 Statistics Reports, a fix for DB2 Audit Reports. 
    TYPE116 (MQM) validation and correction.                            
                                                                        
   Major enhancements added in MXG 13.02B dated Jul  6, 1995:           
                                                                        
    Correction to DB2 Statistics Summary and Audit Reports              
    MXG Position Paper on Support for Year2000 in member YEAR2000.      
                                                                        
   Major enhancements added in MXG 13.02A dated Jun 28, 1995:           
                                                                        
    Correction to DB2 PMSSTA01/02 Statistics Summary Reports.           
    Final (?) revisions to XMXGSUM.                                     
                                                                        
   Major enhancements added in MXG 13.02 dated Jun 19, 1995:            
                                                                        
    Support for MVS/ESA 5.2 (compatible) changes 24, 30, and 42 records.
    Support for OPC Release 3.0 (INCOMPATIBLE).                         
    Support for DFSORT Release 13.0 (INCOMPATIBLE).                     
    Support for TMS (CA-1) Release 5.1 (compatible).                    
    Support for Antares' HURON ObjectStar SMF record.                   
    Support for TYPE32 APARS OW10393 (causes error) and OW12856 (none). 
    Support for SAP Release 5.0 CICS accounting in type 110.            
    Support for ACS Wylbur Accounting SMF record                        
    Support for Sterling SAMS Storage Automation SMF record.            
    Support for LEGENT's AUTOMATE SMF record.                           
    DB2 Audit SQL text corrections.                                     
    Support for APAR OW08641 for NPM Version 2.2                        
                                                                        
   Major enhancements added in MXG 13.01 dated May  3, 1995:            
                                                                        
    Support for NETSPY Release 4.6 (compatible), divide by zero fixes.  
    Support for HP PCS current version on HPUX, AIX, and SUN unix.      
    Support for OS/400 Version 3.1.0 (was wrong in MXG 12.12/12.12A).   
    Support for TCP/IP APAR PN69321-PN69322.                            
                                                                        
    Support for Sterling SOLVE NCL CPU-time accounting user SMF.        
    Support for HMF SMF record subtypes 4 and 5.                        
    Support for APAR OW04653 added variables to TYPE74ST dataset.       
    Support for IBM's IRRDBU00 RACF Database Unload.                    
    ASMRMFV 0C4 correction and enhancements for RMF VSAM processing.    
    ANALCNCR enhancements and validation.                               
    XMXGSUM  enhancements and validation.                               
    TYPE116 (MQM) validation and correction.                            
                                                                        
   Major enhancements added in MXG 12.12A dated Mar 20, 1995:           
                                                                        
    Twelve MXG 12.12 members had errors that are now fixed:             
                                                                        
      ANALCNCR ANALDB2C ANALDB2R ANALPATH ANALTALO IMACICSA             
      TRNDTALO VMAC80A  VMAC110  VMACILKA TYPEMON8 TYPETMON             
                                                                        
    Support for Memorex/Telex LMS Version 3.1 (INCOMPATIBLE).           
                                                                        
  All of these enhancements are described in the Change Log, below.     
                                                                        
    Table of availability dates for the IBM products and MXG version:   
                                                                        
                                       Availability     MXG Version     
      Product Name                     Date              Required       
                                                                        
      MVS/ESA 4.1                      Oct 26, 1990.        8.8         
      MVS/ESA 4.2                      Mar 29, 1991.        9.9         
      MVS/ESA 4.2.2                    Aug     1991.        9.9         
      MVS/ESA 4.3                      Mar 23  1993.       10.10        
      MVS/ESA 5.1.0 - compatibility    Jun 24, 1994        12.02        
      MVS/ESA 5.1.0 - Goal Mode        May  3, 1995        13.01        
      MVS/ESA 5.2.0                    Jun 15, 1995        13.02        
      CICS/ESA 3.2                     Jun 28, 1991.        9.9         
      CICS/ESA 3.3                     Mar 28, 1992.       10.01        
      CICS/ESA 4.1                     Oct 27, 1994.       12.04        
      CICS/ESA 4.2                     when G.A.           13.??        
      CRR 1.6                          Jun 24, 1994.       12.02        
      DB2 2.2.0                                1990         8.8         
      DB2 2.3.0                        Oct 28, 1991.       10.01        
      DB2 3.1.0                        Dec 17, 1993.       13.02A       
      DB2 4.1.0                        when G.A.           13.??        
      DFSMS/MVS 1.1                    Mar 13, 1993.       11.11        
      DFSMS/MVS 1.2                    Jun 24, 1994.       12.02        
      NPM 2.0                          Dec 17, 1993.       12.03        
      NPM 2.2                          Aug 29, 1994.       12.05        
      VM/ESA  1.1.1                    Dec 27, 1991.       10.01        
      VM/ESA  2.0                      Dec 23, 1992.       10.04        
      VM/ESA  2.1                      Jun 27, 1993.       12.02        
      VM/ESA  2.2                      Nov 22, 1994.       12.06        
                                                                        
    Table MXG support for non-IBM products:                             
                                                                        
                                       Availability     MXG Version     
      Product Name                     Date              Required       
                                                                        
      Landmark                                                          
       The Monitor for DB2 - See Note 1.                   12.12        
       The Monitor for CICS/ESA 1.2 -                      12.12        
       The Monitor for CICS/ESA 1.3 -                      12.12A       
       The Monitor for MVS/ESA 1.3  -                      12.05        
      Candle                                                            
       Omegamon for CICS V300 User SMF                     12.05        
       Omegamon for IMS V110 (ITRF)                        12.12        
                                                                        
       Omegamon for MVS - last MXG change 1992             12.12        
       Omegamon for DB2 Version 2.1/2.2                    13.05        
       Omegamon for VTAM V160                              12.04A       
       Omegamon for SMS V100/V110                          12.03        
      Boole & Babbage                                                   
       IMF 3.1 (for IMS 5.1)                               12.12        
      Memorex/Telex                                                     
       LMS 3.1                                             12.12A       
                                                                        
                                                                        
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II.   MXG Technical Notes.                                              
 1. Support for the Year 2000.                                          
                                                                        
   a. Date and date-time variables in MXG-built SAS datasets have always
   internally supported the year 2000:                                  
                                                                        
   Date variables are stored as 4-byte floating-point number-of-days    
   since 01Jan1960, and will not overflow for 45,925 years. All date    
   variables now have a default format of DATE9, causing them to display
   as 08Aug1995, showing the full four-digit year.                      
                                                                        
   Datetime variables are stored as 8-byte floating point number-of-    
   seconds since 1Jan1960, and will not overflow for 2283 million years.
   Datetime variables now have a default format of DATETIME21.2, so they
   display as 05Jul1995:12:52:59.99, showing the full four-digit year.  
                                                                        
   b. However, MXG dates/datetimes will be valid in 2000 only if the    
   field in the data records read by MXG actually contain valid Year2000
   dates.  I have examined all date-containing fields read-in by MXG    
   Software, and these thirty-six products do not currently have enough 
   field width to support the year 2000:                                
                                                                        
     IBM Products Which do not provide valid Year2000+ dates:           
                                                                        
      MVS   CICS             SMF type 110                               
      MVS   DFP              SMF type  36                               
      MVS   DFP              VTOC                                       
      MVS   NETVIEW NPM      SMF type 28                                
      MVS   RMF              SMF type 73, 74, 78                        
      MVS   SMF              SMF type 14, 15                            
      MVS   HSM              SMF user records                           
      MVS   OPC              Log records                                
      MVS   RMDS             Log records                                
      MVS   NCCF             Log records                                
      MVS   SYSLOG           Log records                                
      OS400 Accounting       All Accounting/Performance Records         
      OS400 Trace            Trace Data                                 
      VM    VM ACCOUNT       Accounting Records                         
      VM    VM/370 Monitor  *Performance Record                         
                                                                        
      Other Vendor Products which do not provide valid YEAR2000+ dates: 
                                                                        
    Boole & Babbage      CICS/Manager                                   
    Boole & Babbage      CONTROL-D                                      
    CA                   SAR                                            
    CA                   NETSPY                                         
    CA                   XCOM                                           
    CA                   VM/EXPLORE                                     
    Fujitsu              PDL Reports                                    
    FUJITSU              Type 127 SMF record                            
                                                                        
    FUJITSU              Type 234 SMF record                            
    GOAL SYSTEMS         PDSMAN/XP                                      
    LANDMARK             TMON/CICS                                      
    LANDMARK             TMON FOR DB2                                   
    LANDMARK             TMON FOR MVS                                   
    Mobius               Infopac                                        
    NOMAD                NOMAD                                          
    ODS                  ODS/ODI Optical Disk SMF record                
    SAP                  SAP IMS log record type AEx                    
    STERLING             DMS                                            
    VELOCITY SOFTWARE    ESAMON                                         
    VOLVO (EUROPE)       SESAME                                         
    XEROX                Shared File System Print Accounting            
                                                                        
   c. In addition, 59 products use a four-byte packed-decimal julian    
   date field, which can support the year 2000, but only WILL support   
   it when the vendor has populated the first byte.  The vendor can use 
   either a century bit ('0cyyydddF'x, which IBM uses in SMF records),  
   or a four-digit year ('yyyydddF'x) can be populated.  Each of those  
                                                                        
   PD4 vendor fields must be validated by the vendor that they do       
   support the year 2000, and documented as to their format.  Vendors   
   using the TIME macro need only verify that fact, as the TIME macro   
   returns the century bit, whereas vendors using the STCK macro will   
   have to change their code to populate the first byte, which means    
   their products won't support the year 2000 until that vendor change  
   has been installed on your system.  These products require either    
   validation or change for their PD4 date fields:                      
                                                                        
      Vendor=IBM:                                                       
      MVS   APPC           SMF type 33                                  
      MVS   Batch Pipes    SMF type 91                                  
      MVS   BDT            SMF type 59                                  
      MVS   CICS           SMF type 110                                 
      MVS   DFP CATALOG    SMF type 36                                  
      MVS   DFSORT         SMF type 16                                  
      MVS   JES2 NJE       SMF type 57                                  
      MVS   JES2           SMF type 6                                   
      MVS   JES2           SMF type 24                                  
      MVS   JES2           SMF type 26                                  
      MVS   JES3           SMF type 25                                  
      MVS   JES3           SMF type 26                                  
      MVS   JES3           SMF TYPE 84                                  
      MVS   MULC           SMF type 89                                  
      MVS   NETVIEW NPM    SMF type 28                                  
      MVS   NETVIEW NPM    SMF type 37                                  
      MVS   RMF            SMF type 70-79                               
      MVS   SMF            SMf type 4,5,7,14,15,30,32,34,35,90          
      MVS   HSM            SMF USER RECORD                              
      MVS   DCOLLECT       IDCAMS output                                
      MVS   RMM EDGS       Extract output                               
      MVS   FTP            SMF record                                   
      MVS   HSM            SMF RECORDS                                  
      MVS   IMS LOG        Log records                                  
      MVS   OPC            Log records                                  
      MVS   HSM MCD/BCD/   Log records                                  
      MVS   DFP            VTOC                                         
      MVS   NETVIEW        NCCF                                         
      VM    VM ACCOUNT     Accounting                                   
                                                                        
     Vendor                Product                                      
                                                                        
      AION                 AION                                         
                                                                        
      ALTAI                ZARA                                         
      BGS                  BGS I/O MONITOR                              
      BOOLE                IMF                                          
      CA                   IDMS SMF RECORD                              
      CA                   ROSCOE                                       
      CA                   SAR                                          
      CA                   NETSPY                                       
      CA                   TMS                                          
      CA                   XCOM                                         
      CA (GOAL SYSTEMS)    PDSMAN/XP                                    
      CANDLE               OMEGAMON AUDIT SMF RECORD                    
      CANDLE               OMEGAMON FOR VTAM                            
      CANDLE               ITRF                                         
      CINCOM               SUPRA           LOG RECORD                   
      COMPUWARE            FILEAID                                      
      LANDMARK             TMON/CICS                                    
      LANDMARK             TMON FOR DB2                                 
      LANDMARK             TMON FOR MVS                                 
                                                                        
      NETWORK SYSTEMS      HMF (HyperChannel or DXE)                    
      NOMAD                NOMAD                                        
      RSD                  WSF                                          
      SAP                  CICS JOURNAL                                 
      SIMWARE              SIM/XFER                                     
      SOFTWARE AG'S        NET-PASS                                     
      STERLING             DMS           SMF USER RECORD                
      STK                  ICEBERG                                      
      SYSTEM CENTER        NDM (NETWORK DATA MOVER)                     
      SYNCSORT             SYNCSORT                                     
      VOLVO (EUROPE)       SESAME                                       
                                                                        
   d. The SMFSTAMP, and RMFSTAMP input formats do support the century   
   bit, but not the four-digit year julian format.  The DATEJUL function
   supports the four-digit year, but not the century bit, and the MDY   
   MDY function does not accept YY=100 (i.e., cyy) as a valid year.     
   SAS Institute is investigating how to provide both support and       
   consistency for its date functions and informats, and I expect that  
   a combination of changes, new functions and new input formats may be 
   required for all possible date formats to be supported by SAS. But   
   because those changes will not be available until SAS version Seven, 
   MXG has been modified to protect all of its uses of DATEJUL and MDY  
   functions.  The extensive details can be found in Change 13.159.     
                                                                        
   e. MXG member YEAR2000 contains the detail list of fields that must  
   be changed or validated by their vendors.  That member will be       
   updated as vendors make changes and notify Merrill Consultants of    
   their changes to support the year 2000.  Feel free to hassle your    
   friendly vendor when you see their product on that list.             
                                                                        
 2. Analysis of Tape Activity from PDB.JOBS and PDB.STEPS can show tape 
    EXCPs without any tape mounts.  How can this be?  Let's first look  
    at the tape-related variables in the PDB.STEPS dataset:             
                                                                        
      TAPNMNTS   - Scratch and Private Tape Mount count, but this only  
      TAPSMNTS     includes the mounts issued by MVS.  In JES3, any     
                   mounts managed by MDS will not be counted in the type
                   30 records (although they are counted in the         
                   JES3-only TYPE25 dataset); JES3 second-volume mounts 
                   and first-mount for non-MDS mounts (including dynamic
                   allocations) will be counted in the type 30 records. 
                                                                        
      EXCPTAPE   - Count of EXCP (from TIOT in type 30) to TAPE devices 
                   that were allocated to this step.                    
                                                                        
      TAPEDRVS   - Count of unique tape devices addresses that were     
                   allocated by this step, both statically (i.e., in the
                   JCL) and dynamically.                                
                      However, there is no guarantee that this many tape
                      drives were concurrently allocated; if a task like
                      HSM dynamically allocated a tape 10 times in a run
                      and happened to get 10 different drives, TAPEDRVS 
                      would be 10, but if HSM just happened to get the  
                      same drive each time, then TAPEDRVS would be only 
                      one. Also, we do not know how long the tapes      
                      were allocated; for static allocation it is the   
                      step EXECTM, but for dynamic allocation or        
                      deallocation (eg., FREE=CLOSE) we do not know when
                      the tape device use began nor ended.              
                                                                        
    So now how can we have EXCPTAPE with no TAPNMNTS+TAPSMNTS?          
                                                                        
      In the STEPS data set, we could have:                             
        - JES3 MDS mounts are not counted, but EXCP to all tapes are, or
        - First step mounts, second step uses, second step record will  
          count EXCPTAPE but no tape mounts, or                         
        - In all cases, if we have EXCPTAPE non-zero we must also have  
          TAPEDRVS non zero.                                            
                                                                        
      In the JOBS data set, since we sum step records to create the     
      job resources, we could have:                                     
        - JES3 MDS mounted all tapes for the job, or                    
        - SPINCNT (defined in IMACSPIN) too small, and a job that was   
          still running when SMF was dumped.  If SPINCNT=0, today's     
          steps will be summarized into todays PDB.JOBS, while tomorrows
          steps will be in tomorrow's PDB.JOBS, and if all of the mounts
          occurred in today's steps, tomorrows PDB.JOBS would have EXCP 
          counts without tape mounts.                                   
        - Extremely unlikely, but if IMACPDB were incorrectly modified  
          by the site, many variables in JOBS could be wrong, because   
        - We still must have TAPEDRVS non zero for EXCPTAPE non-zero.   
                                                                        
 3. How can I have 10 digits printed for a variable of length 4 bytes?  
    Maximum integer values that can be stored by SAS.                   
                                                                        
   A four-byte binary field, INPUT as PIB4., can contain a maximum      
   integer value of of 4,294,967,296.  All SAS numeric variables are    
   stored as floating point numbers, with one byte for exponent and the 
   remainder of the stored length as the mantissa.                      
                                                                        
   For MVS, these integer values can be represented exactly with these  
   stored lengths:                                                      
          Length          Largest Integer       Significant Digits      
            2                         256              2                
            3                      65,536              4                
            4                  16,777,216              7                
            5               4,294,967,296              9                
            6           1,099,511,627,776             12                
            7         281,474,946,710,656             14                
            8      72,057,594,037,927,936             16                
                                                                        
   For PC/Unix, these integer values can be represented exactly with    
   these stored lengths:                                                
          Length          Largest Integer       Significant Digits      
            2                 Not ALLOWED                               
            3                       8,192              3                
            4                   2,097,152              6                
            5                 536,870,912              8                
            6             127,438,953,472             11                
            7          35,184,372,088,832             13                
            8       9,007,199,254,740,992             15                
                                                                        
   SAS stores numerics in 8 bytes, but MXG uses LENGTH DEFAULT=4 for    
   almost all numerics, saving considerable DASD space, but raising     
   the question of accuracy.  Consider this example program:            
      DATA; LENGTH X 8 Y 4;                                             
      X=4294967295;Y=X;OUTPUT; PUT X= Y=;                               
      X=X+1;Y=Y+1;OUTPUT;PUT X= Y=;                                     
      X=X+1;Y=Y+2;OUTPUT;PUT X= Y=;                                     
      PROC PRINT;                                                       
                                                                        
   The PUT statements all have Y equal to X exactly, because numeric    
   variables are always length 8 when created in a data step; it is not 
   until the observation is OUTPUT to a data set that its stored length 
   comes in to play, as the output of the PROC PRINT shows:             
                      X               Y                                 
                4,294,967,295   4,294,967,040                           
                4,294,967,296   4,294,967,296                           
                4,294,967,297   4,294,967,296                           
   Here we can see that the 4-byte variable Y prints 10 digits, and that
   while its value can be exact for certain powers of 2, the value can  
   be smaller by as much as 255 (out of 4 billion) due to truncation.   
   For most MXG variables, that is truly insignificant.  However, there 
   are classes of MXG variables which are always longer than 4-bytes:   
     All Datetimestamp variables - length 8                             
     Large value accounting (DASD bytes, Service Units)- length 8       
     Four byte numerics containing hex values (UCBTYPE) - length 5      
     Any variable with value greater than 16777216 that must be exact.  
                                                                        
III.  MVS Technical Notes after Newsletter TWENTY-SEVEN.                
                                                                        
 1. APAR OW06770 and OW09814 (PTFs UW10049 and UW14370) correct type 72 
    wrong values in MVS/ESA 5.1 fields SMF72ACT SMF72SER SMF72MTS       
    SMF72ITS SMF72CTS SMF72TAT and SMF72STS.  Bad values occurred in any
    interval in which a CICS region was FORCED or a batch job terminated
    at end of memory.  The bad values were all '7FFFFFFF'x, which in MXG
    (being read as PIB4.) is 2,147,483,647!                             
                                                                        
 2. Boole & Babbage CMF 5.1 creates RMF records with incorrect STARTIME 
    (type 72 STARTIME is 1 second earlier or later than 70 and 71) when 
    SYNC is specified, which causes MXG's RMFINTRV dataset to calculate 
    incorrect uncaptured CPU times.  Boole's fix is BPM5061 & BPM5322.  
    MXG produced "ERROR.RMFINTRV.INCONSISTENT RMF DATA" messages.       
                                                                        
 3. TYPE42DS (dataset level I/O monitoring) does not capture activity on
    all datasets.  For Concatenated BPAM, there is only one type 42 SMF 
    record written, and it contains only the name of the first dataset  
    in the concatenation; there is not even any indication that there   
    were other datasets behind this DDNAME.  (Note that type TYPE1415   
    has always had part of this problem - there too you only get the    
    name of the first dataset in the concatenation, but at least in the 
    14/15 records, there is a UCB segment for each dataset with the     
    UCB address and EXCP count to each member of the concatenation.)    
    Finally, note that "Concatenated BPAM" means that you have PDS data 
    sets concatenated without member names in the JCL.  (If there are   
    member names in your JCL, then BSAM is used instead of BPAM, and    
    you will get a separate 14/15 record for each dataset.)             
                                                                        
 4. MVS/ESA 5.1 in Goal Mode sites need MXG 13.01 or later when you     
    begin to stress your Coupling Facility, especially with Data Sharing
    applications.  IBM moved structure data (TYPE74ST) incompatibly, and
    added new stats on storage allocation (how much for LISTs, how much 
    for CACHE) that seem to be very important in sizing your allocation,
    and MXG had errors (no test data for validation until MXG 13.01).   
    The TYPE74CF and TYPE74ST datasets are the focal point of analysis  
    if you suspect delays due to the Coupling Facility.                 
                                                                        
 5. My current understanding and research on LEAPSECONDS:               
                                                                        
    LEAPSECONDS only exist in the sysplex timer environment, and the    
    current value of leap seconds was 18 seconds in 1995 (and is now    
    20 seconds in June, 1997).                                          
                                                                        
    There are two common timestamps output into SMF records:            
                                                                        
     TODSTAMP is the 8 byte time-of-day IBM "STCK" clock format.        
     SMFSTAMP is the 4-byte time, 4-byte date in packed decimal format. 
                                                                        
    There are three clocks which can be used:                           
     Absolute Clock - time value includes leap seconds and is on GMT    
     GMT Clock      - GMT value without leap seconds                    
     Local Clock    - SMF Time and Console Time stamps.                 
                                                                        
    There are two macros which supply time to an assembly routine:      
                                                                        
     TIME returns a local time value that DOES NOT include leap seconds 
          and can return the time in many formats, including SMFSTAMP,  
          TODSTAMP, Timer Units, Microsec, or Binary).                  
     STCK returns the "Absolute" TIME, a GMT value that DOES include    
          leap seconds, and only returns the time in TODSTAMP format,   
          although macros CONVTOD and STCKCONV can be used to take the  
          output of STCK and convert it to other formats.               
                                                                        
    But the assembly program could use either macro to get the tod and  
    use either format for its output, so you can't tell by the informat 
    whether the timestamp includes or excludes leapseconds.             
                                                                        
    JES2 APAR OY67004 corrects type 6, 24, and 26 timestamps to include 
    leapseconds in its conversion of STCK time from Absolute to local.  
                                                                        
    See text of APAR OW12750 for a very detailed explanation of the     
    SMF "Midnight Value" calculation.                                   
                                                                        
    MVS/ESA 4.3 Type 42 interval records for CLOSE show SMF42PTE 18     
    seconds later than SMFTIME, indicating incorrect direction of       
    conversion.  This was thought to be an error, but now (JUN97) it    
    is recognized that the "GMT" value in SMF42PTE is actually from     
    the "Absolute" clock, which included 18 leap seconds!               
                                                                        
    The SAS functions TIME(), DATE(), DATETIME() and &SYSTIME use the   
    STCK command and do not include leapseconds when converted to the   
    local time you get back from SAS.  SAS Institute has been requested 
    to enhance these functions to include leapseconds.                  
                                                                        
 6. MVS RMF APAR OW12017 corrects many RMF problems, some affecting RMF 
    records, while some fixes apply only to the RMF report program.     
                                                                        
 7. MVS/ESA 5.1, RMF72 performance group data occasionally trashed (very
    unreasonable values in several variables) is reportedly fixed by IBM
    APAR OW11733 with PTF UW18509 for 5.1.  There apparently is a 4.3   
    PTF as well.                                                        
                                                                        
 8. High MVS Uncaptured CPU time (CAPTURAT in RMFINTRV dropped from 92% 
    to 77%) was the result of running GTF to trace a job, but the job   
    name being traced was not in the system during trace.  The requested
    trace was                                                           
        TRACE=DSP,USRP,SYS,JOBNAMEP                                     
        TRACE=JOBNAME(XYZ12345)                                         
    It may be that GTF always causes uncaptured CPU time, but certainly 
    in this specific case it was quite noticeable!                      
                                                                        
 9. NETVIEW FTP MVS 221 Server writes SMF record with record ID=0, even 
    if FTP SMFREC initialization parameter was not set by installation. 
    APAR PN71477 corrects the error.                                    
                                                                        
10. TYPE1415 variable TTRN contains incorrect last track of data set    
    after a partial release.  APAR OW13375 corrects this error.         
                                                                        
11. TYPE42AU data set contains invalid new MVS volume status during vary
    online/offline of SMS managed volume.  APAR OW11153 corrects.       
                                                                        
12. TYPE6 records created by NPF FSS writer may have invalid data in    
    variables SMF6DSNM and SMF6PRMD.  APAR PN72812 is still OPEN.       
                                                                        
13. TYPE6 observations may indicate DUPLEX when you really think the    
    print file was SIMPLEX.  The Banner Page Header and Trailer are     
    associated with the first and last datasets printed, and if either  
    the Header or Trailer itself are marked as DUPLEX, then the entire  
    print dataset is marked DUPLEX, even though it was only the Header  
    or Trailer page that was duplexed.                                  
                                                                        
14. EXCP counts in type 30 segments for VSAM hardware-compressed data   
    sets initially contained a count of blocks transferred, but since   
    non-hardware-compressed VSAM counts I/O operations (SSCHs), IBM has 
    changed (APAR OW11649) VSAM counts for hardware compression to now  
    count SSCHs to be consistent with other VSAM counts.  For Extended  
    Format datasets, the count was the number of blocks per I/O, but now
    Extended Format will show the count of SSCHs, like other VSAMs.     
                                                                        
15. A site with SMF data sets on mixed devices (3390, 3380, 9345) chose 
    an SMF VSAM data set CISIZE=16K for all three device types, but SMF 
    failed because the actual blocksize allocated was not the same for  
                                                                        
    all SMF data sets.  It turns out that VSAM allocates the physical   
    block size of a dataset based on a table in SC26-4910-00, and not on
    what you ask for. For a CISIZE request of 16K, the 3380 and 9345 got
    an 8192 PHYREC-SIZE, while the 3390 got a 16384 PHYREC-SIZE, but SMF
    requires that the control interval size must match the physical     
    record size (the text of IEE984 message).                           
                                                                        
IV.   DB2 Technical Notes.                                              
                                                                        
 1. DB2ACCT CPUTCBTM capture for Distributed work (DRDA from DDCS).     
                                                                        
    Most of the DB2 CPU TCB time is captured in the DB2ACCT records, and
    hence also in the address space (type 30) records for the caller, as
    well as in the performance group/service class (type 72) of caller. 
    One day's data showed 346 minutes DB2TCBTM in DB2ACCT with only 7.5 
    minutes CPUTCBTM in the RMF 72, or 97.8% of TCB was captured in DB2.
    See note 2 for a discussion of why DB2ACCT SRB time cannot be used. 
                                                                        
    For Distributed work (a DRDA Transaction from DDCS running          
    in an AIX workstation, for example), its CPU time will be found in  
    the DB2ACCT dataset with a plan name of DISTSERV, and also in the   
    type 30 records and type 72 records for the DISTSERV address space, 
    but there is no other address space involved.  Thus to account for  
    the use of Distributed DB2, you must use the DB2ACCT record to      
    redistribute the CPU cost.  But it looks like the only field that   
    might tie back to which workstation generated the DB2 activity is   
    the AUTHID, but that appears constant for all transactions!         
                                                                        
    Very high CPU time per transaction (for transactions that have few  
    GETPAGES) has been seen (5 CPU hours for 186 transaction!  This may 
    simply be the cost of Distributed Architecture (translating each of 
    the SQL calls and Results to be sent back for different platforms   
    must involve more code than DB2 talking to CICS, since DRDA has to  
    manage itself too), or it may be just that the startup and shutdown 
    costs of DRDA are significantly higher than for normal threads, or  
    it may be that this site has a misset parameter - I am still looking
    into this data and will update this note when I learn more.         
                                                                        
 2. DB2ACCT CPUSRBTM/DB2SRBTM is invalid.                               
                                                                        
    I have previously documented (member ADOCDB2, variable description) 
    that the SRB CPU time in DB2 Accounting records was invalid, but I  
    did not know how wrong it was, or why it looked ok some times, until
    I read IBM's library item Q576462, repeated here:                   
                                                                        
  Q: User is doing some DDF testing and has run some accounting reports.
     SRB times (both class 1 and 2) are about 8 times the TCB times.    
                                                                        
  A: The SRB times in the accounting records, in general, account for   
     SRBs that run in the user address space.  These SRBs are caused    
     by the user's processing, unrelated to anything that DB2 does,     
     but since the SRBs are asynchronous, they sometimes run while the  
     user is processing in DB2.  With two notable exceptions, these SRB 
     times while unrelated to DB2 will almost always be insignficant.   
                                                                        
     One exception is CICS, where there are multiple subtasks accessing 
     DB2 from a single CICS address space.  CICS (not DB2) will often   
     do a significant amount of processing via SRBs.  If there are      
     several DB2 tasks running concurrently when CICS issues an SRB     
     (unrelated to these tasks!) then the time for that SRB will show   
     up not once, but once in each of the accounting records for each   
                                                                        
     of the tasks.  Thus if you add up the SRB times from the DB2       
     accounting records for CICS attachment, it will often greatly      
     exceed the actual amount of SRB time used by CICS.                 
                                                                        
     The other exception is when using DDF.  The requestor times are    
     not affected, but the times at the server (or DBAT, using DB2PM    
     terminology) will show very very large SRB times.                  
                                                                        
     When you look at the DB2 ACCOUNTING records, use only the TCB      
     CPU time, and never look at the SRB time.  When you look at the    
     DB2 STATISTICS records, you should use the TCB and SRB times for   
     all three/four address spaces, but remember that much of the SRB   
     time reported for the DDF address space may also be reported in    
     DB2 accounting records (as TCB time).                              
                                                                        
                                                                        
V.    IMS Technical Notes.                                              
                                                                        
 1. IMS APAR PN45106 documents that CPU time recorded in the IMS log 07 
    record (MXG variable IMSCPUTM, IBM field DLRTIME) increases when    
    LSO=S is specified instead of LSO=Y.  With LSO=Y specified, MXG     
    variable IMSCPUTM contains only the CPU time in the dependent       
    region, and does not include CPU time spend in DL/I processing.     
    However, if LSO=S is specified, IMSCPUTM now includes the CPU time  
    in DL/I processing, and IBM reported a 30% decrease when LSO=Y      
    replaced LSO=S.  The moral is: changing the LSO parameter can       
    dramatically change how much CPU time is recorded in IMSTRAN dataset
    (and you cannot tell from the IMS log whether LSO=S or LSO=Y was in 
    effect).                                                            
                                                                        
VI.   SAS Technical Notes.                                              
                                                                        
 1. SAS ABENDS which point to out of space in WORK.@Tnnnnnn.UTILITY     
    are the result of running out of sortwork space when the SAS        
    Internal SORT has been invoked.  With the default SORTPGM=BEST      
    option, the SAS Internal SORT is used for small datasets, while     
    the host sort is used for large datasets, but due to an error in    
    SAS, if the dataset size is greater than about 2GB, the size becomes
    a negative number to SAS, and SAS tries to sort your 2GB dataset in 
    your WORK file!  SAS Usage note V6-SORT-8334 discusses their error, 
    but no fix is currently scheduled.  You can circumvent the error by 
    specifying OPTIONS SORTPGM=HOST for large SORTs, forcing SAS to use 
    your host sort package instead of its internal sort.                
       The SAS usage note also says to specify DYNALOC instead of       
       NODYNALOC.  NODYNALOC causes SAS to allocate the sort work space,
       while DYNALOC causes the host sort package to do the allocation, 
                                                                        
       but with that negative number and the NODYNALOC default, SAS will
       allocate a very small work space, causing yet another failure!   
       However, the DYNALOC/NODYNALOC option has no effect if there are 
       //SORTWKnn DDs in the step; the initial allocation is set by the 
       JCL, and the host sort packages all extend as needed (based on   
       the real size, not the negative number).  Since MXG has always   
       recommended real SORTWKnn DDs (and they are in the MXGSAS JCL    
       procedure), you do not need to change the DYNALOC/NODYNALOC      
       option, as long as there are real //SORTWKnn DDs in the step.    
                                                                        
 2. MXG-created FORMATS which decode hexadecimal values now use syntax  
    OTHER=(  $HEX2.  ) in the PROC FORMAT so that values that are not in
    the format table will be printed in hex; without the OTHER statement
    the character variable is printed as a character, which for most hex
    values will be an unprintable field.   For numeric formats the      
                                                                        
    syntax is OTHER=(  HEX2.  ) to cause hex instead of decimal values  
    for fall-thru values.  This is not new, just newly re-discovered!   
    But this now makes MXG 13.01 and later incompatible with SAS Version
    5.18 and SAS Version 6.06 because that OTHER= syntax did not exist  
    in those archaic SAS versions!  However, you can delete all of the  
    occurrences of that OTHER= syntax from member FORMATS, and then the 
    member will execute without error.  See Change 13.127.              
                                                                        
 3. Character variables that are assigned $MGxxxxx formats must also    
    appear in a LENGTH statement to set their stored length; otherwise  
    the width of the $MGxxxxx format will be used by SAS to set the     
    stored length.  Not only must there be a LENGTH statement, that     
    statement must preceed the FORMAT statement in the input stream.    
    Accidentally, almost all MXG members just happened to have that     
    sequence, but now I know the mandatory sequence of statements in    
    creating MXG data sets is                                           
       LABEL   LENGTH   FORMAT    INFORMAT     INPUT                    
                                                                        
 4. SAS data libraries cannot be hardware compressed; only BSAM and QSAM
    access methods are supported, and SAS uses EXCP access method.  If  
    you put SAS data libraries in a Data Class specifying hardware      
    data compression, you will get a  213-B8 ABEND that says that EXCP  
    access method cannot be used with extended sequential format data   
    sets (and hardware compression data uses extended sequential).      
    See the MVS Technical notes for other compressed data impacts.      
                                                                        
 5. Out of Memory errors can occur if your site has restrictions on     
    virtual storage (usually in IEFUSI, IEASYS, or IEFUJV exit).  One   
    clear indication of virtual storage constraints are memory values   
    in IEF374I message in your JCL log.  For a larger-than-default MXG  
    BUILDPDB successful execution, the IEF374I messages showed:         
     IEF374I ...   VIRT 4488K   SYS 976K   EXT 32768K   SYS 9352K       
    and the sum of the VIRT+EXT values, 4488K+32768K=37256K  shows      
    that 36MB of virtual addressability was available for this step.    
    On the other hand, the site with out of memory error had only:      
     IEF374I ...   VIRT 1684K   SYS 300K   EXT  7048K   SYS 9180K       
    and the sum of 1684+7048K=8732K shows the site's virtual storage    
    restriction prevented SAS from getting more than 8MB.               
   -z/OS 1.12 message IEF032I/33I replaced IEF374I/276I.                
                                                                        
    If you get an out of memory error, make sure you have REGION=64M for
    an unmodified BUILDPDB, and larger if you have additional SMF record
    processing added to your PDB:                                       
     SAS V6: Requires the MEMSIZE=64M parameter in your CONFIGV6 member,
             AND your REGION=64M (or REGION=0M, if it permits 64M).     
     SAS V8: Requires that there NOT be a MEMSIZE= parameter in CONFIGV8
             BUT instead your REGION=64M on your JOB card controls V8.  
          Note that you can not specify REGION= values between the size 
          of your Private Area (typically 6-9MB) and 16MB, but          
          REGION=32MB or larger can be specified without JCL errors.    
    You can always overspecify and look at the SAS Total Memory message 
    in the SAS log to see how much virtual storage was required, and by 
    which DATA/PROC step, although it is always the "Big DATA" step in  
    BUILDPDB that sets the maximum virtual storage required.            
    If IEF374I shows the sum of the VIRT+EXT is only 16MB, 32MB or less,
    then either the above installation exits are limiting REGION size,  
    or you have installed SAS with its optional restriction member:     
      SAS V6:  BAMISC(SASOPTRS) used by job SASCNTL(BAOPT2) creates     
               load module named SASOPT73                               
      SAS V8:  BAMISC(SASOPTRS) used by job SASCNTL(BAOPTS1) creates    
               load module named SASOP800                               
    From TSO "READY", if you type in  SASOPT73 (V6) or SASOP800 (V8) and
    hit Enter Key, you will get "COMMAND NOT FOUND" if there are no SAS 
    restrictions in effect, (i.e., that load module was not found in the
    linklist), but if the module SASOPxxx exists, the ABEND (because it 
    is not an executable program) proves you have optional restrictions.
    If you find no SAS restrictions but System restrictions, you might  
    try REGION=0M; at least one site restricted REGION=56M, but I got   
    what I needed with REGION=0M, with MEMSIZE then controlling size.   
    This note was revised Apr 27, 2000, and revised again Oct 25, 2001, 
    to correct that SAS V8 requires you NOT have a MEMSIZE parameter.   
   -z/OS 1.12 message IEF032I/33I replaced IEF374I/276I.                
                                                                        
 6. Although documented by SAS Institute, I was unaware that the HEX16. 
    and HEX15. format items (for NUMERIC variables only) produce quite  
    unexpected (but explainable) output.  A value of '1111111111111111'x
    prints as '5011111111111111'x, and '00000025AFC60562'x prints as    
    '4A25AFC605620000'x.  The HEX15. and HEX16. format items don't print
    the hexadecimal representation of the binary number, but instead,   
    the hexadecimal representation of the internal floating point (real 
    binary) value.  At first glance this might seem serious, but it     
    turns out to have little impact on MXG and is actually a quite      
    novel use of an otherwise-useless format item.                      
    -  MXG always creates CHARACTER variables with $HEX format to store 
       hexadecimal representations (because there is no possible loss of
       bits, and a 1 byte character variable stores in 1 byte, not 2).  
    -  Some NUMERIC variables with HEX format do exist in MXG, but none 
       contained 32 bits of data.  Some were stored in length eight, but
       they contain 24-bit addresses which needed only HEX12., and there
       is no error using HEX14-or-less for 7-byte-or-less numerics.     
    -  Since only the left 7 bytes of an 8 byte NUMERIC can be exactly  
       represented in MVS SAS (at least one byte is always used for the 
       floating point exponent), the best SAS could ever print was      
       '11111111111100'x!  Hence recognizing that the HEX15 and HEX16   
       formats could never be legitimately used for real data, SAS      
       developers way back in SAS 82.4 decided and documented that those
       format items would print the float value instead of binary value!
       Why?  Because it gave SAS Technical Support the ability to see   
       the actual internal floating point value when a customer had a   
       numeric precision issue (while rare in our data, this is often a 
       problem for neophyte statisticians calling SAS Support!).        
       That first byte is the exponent, the remaining 7 the mantissa!   
    Why did this come up? In debugging a problem, I used HEX16 without  
    this knowledge, and became quite convinced there was a SAS error.   
    Of course, I HAD failed to R.T.F.M. (Read The Fine Manual), and     
    now we both know better!                                            
                                                                        
                                                                        
VII.  CICS Technical Notes.                                             
                                                                        
 1. APAR PN71965 points out that in CICS 4.1, the variable TERMINAL     
    in the AOR record in an MRO environment will contain the MRO        
    Session ID instead of the surrogate TERMID as was seen in previous  
    releases.  IBM says this is "working as designed" in 4.1, but IBM   
    acknowledges customers desire the surrogate TERMID, and there may   
    be a later enhancement to meet that need.                           
                                                                        
 2. APAR PN70771 (still OPEN) indicates that CICSTRAN variable USER     
    is not cleared between transactions in the type 110 record, and     
    thus a short userid will contain remnant data of a previous long    
    userid.                                                             
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                                                        
VIII. Incompatibilities and Installation of MXG 13.05.                  
                                                                        
 1. Incompatibilities introduced in MXG 13.05 (since MXG 12.12):        
                                                                        
  a- IMACs that were changed (if they exist in your USERID.SOURCLIB, you
     must refit your tailoring, starting with the new IMAC member):     
                                                                        
     None.                                                              
                                                                        
  b- Other incompatibility changes:                                     
                                                                        
     Member FORMATS cannot be executed as-is under SAS Version 5.18,    
     but can be tailored if you are still running that archaic version. 
     See Change 13.127                                                  
                                                                        
     User-written invocations of VMXGSUM with OUTCODE= to recalculate   
     the DATETIME= variable may be wrong.  See Change 13.152.           
                                                                        
  c- These products were incompatibly changed by their vendor, and they 
     require MXG 13.xx as indicated:                                    
                                                                        
     Memorex/Telex LMS 3.1  (Change 12.326)                             
     OPC Release 3.0        (Change 13.092)                             
     DFSORT Release 13      (Change 13.092)                             
     Hipercache 4.1.x       (Change 13.120)                             
                                                                        
                                                                        
 2. Installation and re-installation procedures are described in detail;
    in member INSTALL (which also lists common Error/Warning messages a 
    new user might encounter), and sample JCL is in member JCLINSTL:    
    Summary:                                                            
     a. Install member MXGSAS as JCL Procedure MXGSAS in your PROCLIB.  
     b. Allocate a 90-cyl PDS:  MXG.V1305.MXG.SOURCLIB, and use IEBUPDTE
        to read the MXG tape to create the 2500+ member Source Library. 
     c. Allocate a 1-cyl PDS:  MXG.V1305.USERID.SOURCLIB for your site  
        "Installation Tailoring" Source Library.  Installation specific 
        tailoring (like telling MXG your shift hours, which performance 
        groups are TSO, CICS, etc.) is done by copying and modifying MXG
        source members into V1305.USERID.SOURCLIB.                      
     d. Allocate a 1-cyl SAS Data Library:  MXG.V1305.MXG.FORMATS and   
        execute SAS to create the library of Formats required by MXG.   
     e. If this is the initial install of MXG, tailor these members into
        your MXG.V1305.USERID.SOURCLIB tailoring library:               
          IMACACCT (Account Length),                                    
          IMACSHFT (Shift Definitions),                                 
          IMACWORK (Performance Group to Workload mapping), and         
          IMACSPIN (for BUILDPDB).                                      
        Each IMAC member is self-documenting, and IMACAAAA is the index 
        of all of the IMACs.  You should at least scan IMACAAAA to see  
        the acronyms MXG uses for the many products MXG supports.       
     e. If re-installing MXG, copy your existing USERID.SOURCLIB library
        members into the MXG.V1305.USERID.SOURCLIB.  Then, compare the  
        members in your USERID.SOURCLIB with the list of members that   
        were incompatibly changed (above, in this section) in this MXG. 
        If any of the incompatibly changed members exist in your dataset
        MXG.V1305.USERID.SOURCLIB, then you must reinstall your site's  
        tailoring for that IMAC, starting with the IMAC member from the 
        MXG 13.05 Source Library.                                       
     f. EDIT and submit member JCLTEST6 to verify that your tailoring   
        did not create any errors.                                      
                                                                        
     g. EDIT and submit JCLPDB6 to create a Daily PDB for testing.  Or  
        use the TYPE.... members to process specific data sources, use  
        the ANAL.... members for report examples, the GRAF.... members  
        for SAS/GRAPH reports.                                          
                                                                        
     You have now installed MXG 13.05 in its own set of libraries. When 
     parallel testing is complete and are ready to implement MXG 13.05  
     in production, rename your three current MXG Production Libraries  
     (MXG.MXG.SOURCLIB, MXG.USERID.SOURCLIB, and MXG.MXG.FORMATS) to    
     (MXG.BACK.MXG.SOURCLIB, MXG.BACK.USERID.SOURCLIB, MXG.BACK.MXG....)
     and rename the MXG.V1305.x.y libraries to their Production names!  
                                                                        
     Again, detailed installation instructions are in member INSTALL    
                                                                        
Always read comments in the CHANGES member for compatibility issues, as 
well as for any last minute changes.                                    
                                                                        
Whenever you install changes or test a new version of MXG (or even your 
own reports), be extra careful to look on the SAS log for any real error
                                                                        
conditions.  Search for all occurrences of "ERROR:", "ERROR :", " NOT " 
"UNINITIALIZED", "TRUNCATED", "NEVER BEEN", "NOT FOUND", "CONVERT",     
"APPARENT", and "NOT CATLGD", as they usually indicate a serious error. 
                                                                        
                                                                        
A PROC PRINT and a PROC MEANS of each new MXG-built SAS dataset can help
you to understand their contents, and should be used to examine any     
unusually large, negative, or suspicious values.  Print all variables in
the dataset, and read the variable's descriptions in its ADOC member.   
                                                                        
IX.   Online Documentation of MXG Software.                             
                                                                        
Since 1994, the contents of the two MXG Books, (the 1984 MXG Guide, and 
the 1987 MXG Supplement) are contained in the MXG Source Library, as are
all MXG Technical Newsletters and all MXG Changes, so all MXG           
documentation is actually online in the software itself; even the       
Installation Instructions are online, in members INSTALL/JCLINSTL!      
                                                                        
ACHAPxxx members are the text of the 42 chapters from the two MXG books,
to which the text from newsletters and changes has been added.  Some of 
these chapters are still rough; while some of the chapters have actually
been completely revised, many of these ACHAPxxx are little more than a  
concatenation of the two original chapters, often without the figures   
or tables.  The revision is work still in progress!                     
                                                                        
Members ADOCxxxx are what were in Chapter FORTY, and should be the first
place you look for information about MXG variables and/or datasets.  The
ADOCxxxx members alphabetically describe each dataset and all variables 
that are created by product xxxx, the instructions on how to enable that
product, bibliography of the vendor documentation, sample PROC PRINT and
PROC MEANS of real data, references to MXG reports that use these data, 
and the MXG member names that you use to process that product.  While   
this too is work in progress, the most heavily used data sources,       
especially the common SMF records, have been revised and are up to date.
                                                                        
There is an IMACxxxx member for every product supported by MXG.  Once   
you know the xxxx suffix for a product, you then know the names of all  
of the MXG members for that product, because of MXG naming conventions: 
                                                                        
  IMACxxxx - Defines record IDs, and the _Lyyyzzz and _Kyyyzzz macros   
             that name the dataset(s) created from product xxxx.        
                                                                        
  ADOCxxxx - "Chapter FORTY" style dataset and variable documentation of
             all datasets created from product xxxx, with sample output.
  VMACxxxx - The "real" source code member, often extensively commented.
  TYPExxxx - Standalone member to test or process product xxxx records. 
  ASUMxxxx - Summarization example (only for some products)             
  TRNDxxxx - Trending example (only for some products)                  
  ANALxxxx - Reporting/analysis example (only for some products)        
  GRAFxxxx - SAS/GRAPH report example (only for some products)          
  EXyyyzzz - OUTPUT exit for tailoring of each MXG dataset, not used by 
             most MXG sites, but powerful if needed.  There can be more 
             than one dataset created from one product.  The yyyzzz     
             suffix of the EXyyyzzz member name is the same as the      
             suffix of "_L" and "_K" macros defined in the IMACxxxx for 
             its product. See Using the MXG Exit Facilities in ACHAP33. 
                                                                        
Member IMACAAAA is an index of all IMACs, and is the best place to begin
to find what xxxx suffix Merrill chose for which product!  You can often
find additional documentation by searching members NEWSLTRS or CHANGESS 
for the xxxx suffix.                                                    
                                                                        
Member CHANGES identifies this Version and Release of MXG Software, and 
describes all changes made in this Release, plus new technical notes.   
                                                                        
Member CHANGESS contains each of the CHANGES members from each version  
of MXG, so this member contains ALL changes ever made to MXG Software.  
Since each MXG change lists the names of the members that were added or 
altered, names the new product/version supported by a change, or lists  
error messages corrected by a change, this member is designed to be read
online (with SPF BROWSE); you can search for specific product acronyms  
(CICS, MVS/ESA, etc.), or the MXG member name or anything else.  Many of
the changes are actually mini-tutorials, especially for new products.   
                                                                        
Member NEWSLTRS contains the text of all newsletters.  You can search   
NEWSLTRS for product name or acronym to find all of Dr. Merrill's       
published and unpublished technical papers, technical notes announcing  
enhancements in new operating systems or subsystems, new datasets and   
products, important APARs and PTFs, and other technical information of  
importance to MXG users.  (Since the Change Log that is printed in each 
newsletter is in member CHANGESS, it is not repeated in NEWSLTRS.) MXG  
Technical Newsletters are typically published twice a year, with one    
printed copy sent to each licensed site's technical addressee.          
                                                                        
Member DOCVER lists alphabetically ALL datasets and variables that are  
built by this MXG Software Version, abbreviated to a line per variable. 
                                                                        
Members DOCVERnn are the "delta-documentation" between MXG versions, and
list only those datasets and variables that were added/deleted/changed  
by version "nn", so you can identify when a variable/dataset was added. 
                                                                        
Finally, remember that MXG is source code, and you can often find your  
answer by BROWSING the source members, especially the VMACxxxx members. 
The MXG Variable name is frequently the vendor's field name, or the     
vendor's field name is often in a comment adjacent to the variable's    
INPUT, so you can cross reference MXG to the vendor's documentation.    
                                                                        
The migration from print to online is clearly work in progress, but at  
least the two books are now machine readable!  When all 42 chapters     
are completely revised and updated in the source library, I will decide 
which, if any, will also be made available in printed form, but the     
primary media for all future MXG documentation will be these members of 
the MXG source library, which can be immediately updated in each new    
version of MXG as changes occur.                                        
                                                                        
X.    Changes Log                                                       
                                                                        
--------------------------Changes Log---------------------------------  
                                                                        
 You MUST read each Change description to determine if a Change will    
 impact your site. All changes have been made in this MXG Library.      
                                                                        
 Member CHANGES of the MXG SOURCLIB will always be more accurate than   
 the printed changes in a Newsletter, because the software tapes are    
 created after the newsletter is sent to the printer!                   
                                                                        
 Member CHANGES always identifies the actual version and release of     
 MXG Software that is contained in that library.                        
                                                                        
 The actual code implementation of some changes in MXG SOURCLIB may be  
 different that described in the change text (which might have printed  
 only the critical part of the correction that can be made by paper).   
                                                                        
 Scan each source member named in any impacting change for any comments 
 at the beginning of the member for additional documentation, since the 
 documentation of new datasets, variables, validation status, and notes,
 are often found in comments in the source members.                     
                                                                        
Alphabetical list of important changes after MXG 12.12:                 
                                                                        
  Dataset/                                                              
  Member   Change    Description                                        
                                                                        
  ANALALL  13.076  Print of All SMF records from a job was enhanced.    
  ANALAPAF 13.014  Semicolon missing in report program.                 
  ANALCISH 13.046  Report enhancements for CICS Shutdown reports.       
  ANALCISH 13.113  CICS Shutdown may cause NOTSORTED error.             
  ANALCNCR 13.036  Validation closed several exposures.                 
  ANALCNCR 13.047  ANALCNCR failed when invoked by ANALTAPE or ANALMTP. 
  ANALDB2C 12.318  NO MATCHING IF error because colon vice semicolon.   
  ANALDB2R 12.328  Syntax errors with PMACC01 or PMACC02 report.        
  ANALDB2R 13.042  DBID/OBID mapping enhanced to include timestamp.     
  ANALDB2R 13.058  BY VARIABLE STRTTIME IS NOT ON INPUT DATA error.     
  ANALDB2R 13.079  DB2 Statistics Summary PMSTA01, Audit report fixes.  
  ANALDB2R 13.106  Statistics Report correction, FORMAT NOT FOUND.      
  ANALDB2R 13.118  Final (?) corrections to Statistics and Audit Reports
  ANALDB2R 13.159  More Statistics Report errors, but at field level.   
  ANALPATH 12.325  Cross-System DASD Reports cols ran together.         
  ANALPGNS 13.003  Failed if you changed RMFINTRV duration in IMACRMFI. 
  ANALRMFR 13.134  Data/time selection crossing midnight failed.        
  ANALTALO 12.327  VARIABLE NOT FOUND error.                            
  ANALTALO 13.006  Variable SYSTEM NOT FOUND in MXG 12.12A.             
  ANALTAPE 13.037  All-systems report was missing.                      
  ASMRMFV  13.027  0C4 ABEND if no enqueue table, additional records.   
  ASMTAPES 13.135  MAINTLEV 4 of MXG Tape Mount and Allocation Monitor  
  ASMTAPES 13.162  MAINTLEV 6 of MXG Tape Mount and Allocation Monitor  
  FORMATS  13.061  All MXG formats for hex values use OTHER= syntax.    
  FORMATS  13.127  MXG FORMATS member incompatible with SAS Version 5.  
  GRAFLPAR 13.060  MXG 13.01 only.  NAME uninitialized error.           
  IMACFILE 13.109  Select CICS records by APPLID/SUBTYPE example.       
  IMACICSA 12.324  SAP Journal data times formatted correctly.          
  IMACICSA 13.077  CICS SAP variable STCTIMTR may be wrong.             
  JCLDAYDS 12.316  DCOLLECT output LRECL=644 instead of LRECL=264.      
  JCLPDB6  13.018  Member ASUMDB2S does not exist error.                
  MONTHBLD 13.015  SORT error building monthly TYPE72, wrong BY list.   
  TRNDDB2S 13.031  Variables QTPUBD and QTXAIRL incorrect spellings.    
  TRNDTALO 12.327  Syntax error due to missing comma.                   
  TYPEACF2 13.112  ACF2 subtype "L" logic (ACF2JR dataset) redesigned.  
                                                                        
  TYPEACHE 13.005  CRR 1.6 with 3990-6 in Basic Move, values wrong.     
  TYPEAUTO 13.091  Support for LEGENT's AUTOMATE SMF record.            
  TYPEAUTO 13.102  Corrections to initial support for AUTOMATE.         
  TYPEAXC  13.149  Support for Kodak AXCIS Optical Disk SMF records.    
  TYPECACH 13.103  Support for 4-digit UCB in Cache RMF Reporter data.  
  TYPEDCOL 13.105  INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED with SMS 1.2 DCOLLECT.      
  TYPEEDGS 13.124  IBM RMM SMF record INVALID DATA FOR MDUCDATE.        
  TYPEHIPR 13.120  Support for Boole & Babbage HiperCache V1.4.3.       
  TYPEHMF  13.038  Support for HMF subtypes 4 and 5.                    
  TYPEHPAI 13.010  Support for HP-PCS data from HPUX UNIX.              
  TYPEHPSU 13.010  Support for HP-PCS data from SUN UNIX.               
  TYPEHPUX 13.010  Support for HP-PCS data from AIX UNIX.               
  TYPEHSM  13.131  Corrections to HSM FSR segment in SMF record.        
  TYPEHURN 13.085  Support for Antares' HURON ObjectStar SMF record.    
  TYPEICE  13.026  ICEBERG subtype 5 extents and TOIOTIME wrong.        
  TYPEILKA 13.130  Internet addresses were not converted to num-point.  
  TYPEIMSA 13.013  IMS DEDB and MSDB counts from fastpath type 59.      
  TYPELMS  12.326  Support for Memorex/Telex LMS Version 3.1 (INCOMPAT).
  TYPEMON8 12.315  NO MATCHING DO/SELECT error, 'TD' record support.    
  TYPENAF  13.094  NAFLOGOF dataset variables incorrect.                
  TYPENAF  13.133  Candle's Supersession Release 147 PTF QLV1372        
  TYPENDM  13.070  Variable NDMDSDSN (Source DSN) added to NDMCT.       
  TYPENDM  13.146  Connect Direct (formerly NDM) minor corrections.     
  TYPENSPY 13.021  NETSPY Type N subtype 06/07 support incorrect.       
  TYPENSPY 13.022  Support for NETSPY Release 4.6 (compatible).         
  TYPENSPY 13.059  INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED for NETSPY type X record.   
  TYPENTCP 13.144  Support for NetCompress SMF records.                 
  TYPEOPC  13.092  Support for OPC Release 3.0 (INCOMPATIBLE).          
  TYPEPKMN 13.145  Support for Packet/Main SMF records.                 
  TYPEQAPM 13.051  Support for OS/400 Version 3.1.0 wrong in MXG 12.12. 
  TYPEQAPM 13.071  OS/400 Version 3.1, DSARM/DSTYPE reversed.           
  TYPERACF 13.030  Support for IBM's IRRDBU00 RACF Database Unload.     
  TYPESAMS 13.080  Support for Sterling SAMS Storage Automation SMF.    
  TYPESOLV 13.028  Support for Sterling SOLVE NCL CPU-time accounting.  
  TYPETCP  13.008  Support for TCP/IP APAR PN69321-PN69322.             
  TYPETMNT 13.135  PROGRAM=IEFIIC records are again deleted by TYPETMNT.
  TYPETMON 12.320  Landmark Version 1.3 variables were not INPUT.       
  TYPETMS5 13.083  Support for TMS (CA-1) Release 5.1 (compatible).     
  TYPETMS5 13.123  New variables from 5.1 added to final datasets.      
                                                                        
  TYPETSOM 13.143  TSO/MON 6.1 only, TRIVTM,NTRIVTM,LONGTM too small.   
  TYPEVMXA 13.126  Sterling's VM/Monitor MONWRITE records cause error.  
  TYPEVMXA 13.137  Support for MICS VM Data Transmission Program output.
  TYPEWYLA 13.075  Support for ACS Wylbur Accounting SMF record.        
  TYPE102  13.009  T102S145 QWn145OB values wrong.                      
  TYPE110  12.321  CICS Statistics CICDS and CICEODRV datasets wrong.   
  TYPE110  13.057  CICSLSRR variables A08BKCTD/A08BKDTD incorrect.      
  TYPE116  13.049  Zero observations in dataset TYPE116.                
  TYPE1415 13.002  DSNAME='UNKNOWN...' set incorrectly for multi-vol.   
  TYPE1415 13.064  Multi-UCB type 1415 SMS fields wrong.                
  TYPE16   13.093  Support for DFSORT Release 13 (INCOMPATIBLE).        
  TYPE24   13.066  Fields added by MVS/ESA 5.2                          
  TYPE28   13.072  Support for NPM Version 2.2 APAR OW08641.            
  TYPE30   13.065  Negative value for EXECTM due to IBM leapseconds.    
  TYPE30   13.066  Fields added by MVS/ESA 5.2                          
  TYPE30   13.073  ABEND value may be wrong in TYPE30_5.                
  TYPE32   13.084  Support for APARs OW10393 and OW12856.               
  TYPE42   13.066  Fields added by MVS/ESA 5.2                          
  TYPE6    13.056  4-Digit remote support incomplete.                   
  TYPE74   13.004  MVS/ESAS 5.1 TYPE74ST dataset had duplicate/missing. 
  TYPE74   13.035  Support for APAR OW04653 added to TYPE74ST dataset.  
  TYPE80A  12.323  Invalid SUBSTR function, STOPOVER error corrected.   
  TYPE92   13.155  Support for OpenMVS File System I/O SMF type 92.     
                                                                        
  VMXGHSM  13.108  Dataset DGN corrected for multiple dump copies.      
  VMXGINIT 13.033  New macro variable, <#&SINGLE-WORD SPELLING ERROR.#> 
, is now GLOBALed.                                                      
  XMXGSUM  13.097  Final validation enhancements.                       
  YEAR2000 13.110  MXG Position Paper on support for the Year2000.      
  YEAR2000 13.158  Phase one support for the Year2000.                  
  VMXGSUM  13.152  VMXGSUM incompatibity for user-written invocations.  
                                                                        
Inverse chronological list of all Changes:                              
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                                                        
===Changes thru 13.165 thru 13.001 and 12.328 thru 12.315 were printed  
   in this newsletter.                                                  
                                                                        
===Changes thru 12.314 were included in MXG 12.12 dated Mar  1, 1995=== 
   (changes thru 12.304 were printed in MXG Newsletter TWENTY-SEVEN)    
                                                                        
   ALL changes (both current and for all prior versions of MXG)         
   are contained in member CHANGESS.