Joined: 01 Mar 2006 Posts: 290 Location: Basel, Switzerland
SMF is the System Management Facility, which is able to log all activities
on a mainframe, therefore you will have a lot of data (several million records possible) collected on a dayly basis, for controlling or statistical data purposes. your information is in record type-30 as mentioned by superk.
therefore your userid needs no activation,
the facility needs it, you just need the appropriate rights,
on that dataset, which contains that data. --> RACF
your second point, is trickier!
maybe you can identify, which job created, modified or deleted a file,
but it will be impossible to find out if the datasets are used as input
to any program inside any job. if a dataset is used as input to any program, depends completely on the programs logic.
--> DISPostion keyword in job--> i.e. DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE)...