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Why load libraries are created with record format U

 
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mbalaji2585
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Why load libraries are created with record format U
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Hi,
I have doubt why all the load libraries(PDS) are created with record format as U.

Can anyone give some insight into it.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject:
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I'd guess because the record format of the modules is undefined.....
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Load libraries are of undefined format because the operating system requires it. This is not some decision made by the system support or operations people.

RECFM=U is better suited for the type of "data" that is stored in a loadlib. It is good to remember that your "executable" is just more data to the system internally - until it is loaded into core and control is passed to it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject:
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Here is something to read regardingthe issue.

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