Tracing, Formatting and Storage Referencing in an MVS Multitasking Online System
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This invention relates to a method for tracing, formatting, and storage referencing in an MVS multitasking online system. The steps include (a) specifying the contents of systems to be collected and correlating the systems' contents, hierarchical level, and failure type; (b) upon occurrence of a failure within a particular type, specifying the level of collected data to be dumped; and (c) identifying the subset of the dumped data to be displayed. Generally, dump routines utilize no logic in their attempt to produce the data needed to correct the problem. Rather, they capture all available data that may be remotely associated with the address space of the failing subsystem and leave it to the problem solver to sift through it and determine its usefulness.