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vadlamudi1

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: EXEC-ABCODE- :ASRA in CICS Migration
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Hi!
This is Brahmaiah. We are trying to do Cobol Migration for CICS prorgrams. As part of this all the CICS prorgrams(CB2CDB2) is compiled with CB3CDB2 with valid return codes.

But we are getting ASRA abend during runtime. Please advice on this.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject:
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ASRA
-Explanation: The task has terminated abnormally because of a program check.
-System Action: The task is abnormally terminated and CICS issues either message DFHAP0001 or DFHSR0001. Message DFHSR0622 may also be issued.
-User Response: Refer to the description of the associated message or messages to determine and correct the cause of the program check.


Program check, data exception?
Look at the dump and find the garbage field....
Uninitialized storage might influence initial logic branching.....
Older COBOL compilers would pre-format working storage, but later ones do not without explicit LE options being set.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:23 pm    Post subject:
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vadlamudi1 wrote:
Please let me know is there any option to cehck the Dump
The PSW usually points to the instruction after the one that ASRAed. Look at the ASRAing instruction and find it in the COBOL listing and see what it was doing.
Or look at the ASRAing instruction and from the dump, trace back to where the data component came from and further, what its current value is.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: EXEC-ABCODE- :ASRA IN CICS
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You need to re-compile the program using the LIST,NOOFFSET compile options, which will generate the Assembler expansion of the COBOL code.

It would then be easier to find the bad instruction, of which (IMHO) is most likely going to be a packed-decimal instruction, such as a ZAP (Op Code F8).

HTH....

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Bill
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