I am facing S922 error when we run a SAS job which just read the input file and write it in output file after formatting the fields . We used to increase the Sort workspace few times in the past and job completed successfully , but still I m not sure why we need to increase teh sortspace , since it just read and write it in a file .
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First, the problem could be with how your site allocates memory for a job, so you really need to address this with your site support group.
Second, if you search the Web for IBM ABEND information, the quality of the information is about as good as what you paid for it. From the z/OS V2.1 MVS System Codes manual in the MVS bookshelf:
z/OS MVS System Codes
During initialization of a job step, after all of the job step's data sets had been allocated, or during termination of a job step, before any of the job step's data sets had been unallocated, the initiator's ESTAE routine was invoked for one of the following conditions:
A program check
Depression of the RESTART key
A machine check
The system ends the job step and writes an SVC dump unless the ESTAE routine was entered recursively or was percolated to. The system writes a logrec data set error record, except in the case of an OPEN failure. Job processing continues, subject to normal conditional processing.
System programmer response
Search problem reporting data bases for a fix for the problem. If no fix exists, contact the IBM® Support Center, providing the SVC dump and logrec data set error records.
Submit the job again.
Do you see anything in the official IBM documentation of this ABEND code about "MU time"? Perhaps you should find out from your source for this (erroneous) data what they meant by "MU time"?
Taking a wild guess, you are "sequencing" the report output. This doesn't happen by magic, the data which is going into the report has to be sorted. As the report increases in size, it will need more sort/temporary output space.
However, a wild guess since there is no code on show. Of course, neither is there anything to say the sequencing is necessary.