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IOF
Release 8A
Cumulative
Fixes 

Last updated: Friday, 29-Sep-2017 09:37:59 EDT

IOF 8A fixes can be downloaded as a composite cumulative fix file in terse format. All IOF/TSO and IOF/CICS fixes are packaged together in a single file. The IOF maintenance dialog will "receive" and "apply" fixes from the cumulative fix file.

Recently some users have experienced abend B37 attempting to RECEIVE the 8A CUMFIX file.  The initial solution to this problem causes some sites to get "IGD301I DATA SET ALLOCATION REQUEST FAILED".  Click here for the solution.

Instructions for downloading the cumfix file via FTP or your web browser, and for applying cumulative fixes
8A Cumulative Fix File Contents
Download the IOF 8A cumulative fix file via your browser
Download zip file
Optional Fixes
Virtual Help Desk

 

 
8A Cumulative Fix File Contents
 
Product FixNum
Date
Problem Description Fixed in
SpinLevel
on Date
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
T8A2354
C8A2354
19Dec2007
Improved version of the SETIOF command to display and update IOF Options. This fix supercedes U8A2333 and can be applied whether or not U8A2333 was previously applied




These fixes
are
not applied
to any
IOF 8A
spin level

Release 8A is no longer the current IOF release so no additional spin levels for 8A will be built.

It is recommended
that you download and install the current IOF release in order to get all the maintenance pre-applied

 


 

IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2300
16May2007
Add new hold reasons to the table of output group hold reasons.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2299
16May2007
A CPU loop may result if a problem occurs trying to read a JES2 control block from spool in certain situations.
IOF/TSO
 
T8A2298
16May2007
SNAPPAN command for RUNNING jobs on the Job List Menu does not display the following fields:
SRVCLASS PERIOD WORKLOAD RESGRP SERVER QUIESCED
IOF/TSO
 
T8A2291
9May2007
The IOFCPUSR exec gives the wrong seconds value for IPL time.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2289
9May2007
The OUTQUE clist may not sort properly. When taking a control break the clist may fail "invalid &SUBSTR range"
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2288
9Apr2007
Empty JCL sysouts are sporadically missing from the IOF Job  Summary screen. This is due to IBM APAR OA10621/OA13292 which is applied to all z/OS V1R8 systems..  This fix removes all NULL datasets, unless SHOWNULL is used.  See virtual help desk problem PC11 for more information.  This fix replaces U8A2283 which is in error.  This fix can be applied whether or not U8A2283 was previously applied.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2283
4Apr2007
This fix is in error and has been replaced by U8A2288
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2284
4Apr2007
CN Option does not appear on Option menu when an ALLOW macro
of the form "ALLOW d,u,COMMANDS,*" is the only macro present
after applying fix 2272.
IOF/TSO T8A2287
4Apr2007
VIOF073C error when Option panel is missing from load module. Fix 2258 is in error. It specifies VIOF072E instead of VIOF073C as the message id to be added.
IOF/TSO
 
T8A2271
9Mar2007
Modify SLAMDEF to add an index entry for IEA822I messages
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2272
9Mar2007
Put the CN option on the IOF Option Menu when the user has authority to issue any MVS or JES2 command.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2273
9Mar2007
The MAINT dialog always sets received and applied date in yyyy/mm/dd format, ignoring NLS specification for national date format.
IOF/TSO
 
T8A2275
9Mar2007
Error messages are suppressed on exit from IOF when running in batch TSO.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2276
9Mar2007
Refused error message received when attempting to SNAP LOG messages when ACTION messages are also displayed on screen and IBMSAF=YES is set in A60ACF option member.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2277
9Mar2007
Jobs on DUPlicate hold not being marked such when all systems of a MAS are at z/OS V1.8 or higher.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2278
9Mar2007
 The "H" command on Job Detail panels displays the held group display instead of holding the current job on the detail panel.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2279
9Mar2007
A "Command"/"Invalid command entered in primary input area" is  received when the SETLOGRC command is issued from an MCS Console.
IOF/TSO
 
T8A2281
9Mar2007
SLAMOPER issues an unnecessary TSIDEQ command when terminating
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2282
9Mar2007
DUMPCB command drops the high digit of the jobid for jobs with
6 digit jobids.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2269
6Dec2006
The Enclave panel CPU field overflows after 27.7 hours of accumulated CPU time.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2268
6Dec2006
Retained action messages (ARMF) may not be displayed by the DR  command, or by specifying ACTION ALL after MCS console restructure.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2263
6Dec2006
Spun Null datasets are not being processed properly on the "IOF Job Summary" screen.
IOF/TSO T8A2258
6Dec2006
 VIOF073C error when Option panel is missing from load module.
IOF/TSO T8A2251
2Nov2006
The LOG ARCH command gets "invalid command entered in primary input area" when there are no archived syslog data sets.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2247
2Nov2006
The SORT command with no parms on Output Group Display displays a "screen overflow" error.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2248
2Nov2006
UP and DOWN commands on the DF, JM, APPC, PS and other IOF help panels are handled like an END command.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2250
2Nov2006
IOF appears in the "Console ID Tracking Facility" on z/OS V1.4 and above. NOTE: This fix suppresses migration id support.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2254
16Oct2006
The MAINT command may get "IGD301I DATA SET ALLOCATION REQUEST  FAILED" error after application of fix U8A2246
IOF/TSO
 
T8A2251
16Oct2006
The LOG ARCH command gets "invalid command entered in primary input area" when there are no archived syslog data sets.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2250
16Oct2006
IOF appears in the "Console ID Tracking Facility" on z/OS V1.4 and above. NOTE: This fix suppresses migration id support.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2249
16Oct2006
The "D" line command, alias for "?", is not documented in help on most IOF panels.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2248
16Oct2006
 UP and DOWN commands on the DF, JM, APPC, PS and other IOF help panels are handled like an END command.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2247
16Oct2006
The SORT command with no parms on Output Group Display displays a "screen overflow" error.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2246
5Sep2006
The MAINT command may get "missing storage class", "missing data class", and/or "missing management class" after application of fix U8A2241, which is a prerequisite for this fix.
IOF/TSO T8A2240
24Aug2006
The VALIDATE parm is not processed on the SYSID command.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2241
24Aug2006
The MAINT command may get abend B37 attempting to RECEIVE the IOF CUMFIX file. Fix U8A2230 is a prereq for this fix. Note that U8A2241 and U8A2230 also are included in the special B37 cumfix file.
IOF/TSO T8A2242
24Aug2006
Editing a job that has a user data set with DDNAME MSGFILE  fails with error "IRX0040I Error running IOF$EF6, line 134: Incorrect call to routine"
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2245
24Aug2006
Abend S0C4-10 can occur trying to browse an open dataset in a BPXAS or ASCHINT address space.
IOF/TSO T8A2239
27jUL2006
Modify the IOFTRACE clist to trace panel initialization when invoked from TSO READY.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2238
27Jul2006
Certain parameters on "/R" command are no longer valid like they were in previous releases, such as "/R JOBNAME(SYSLOG)".
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2236
10Jul2006
Invalid data in "CPU ZAAP" column on "IOF System Monitor" screen
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2237
10Jul2006
REFUSED error message for SR command even though it is displayedon the "IOF Options Menu".
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2235
6Jun2006
This is a special fix required as a prerequisite to optional fix U8A9403.  This fix is needed only if U8A9403 will be applied.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2234
24May2006
SORT with no parms on the in the running jobs section of the Job List Menu gets "Missing Help" error.



These fixes
are applied
to spin level

2006144

24May2006

 

IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2233
24May2006
NOTE: This fix is considered to be critical maintenance.
Tight CPU loop when trying to display a large number of Devices, Unix Processes, or Enclaves.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2232
24May2006
AVAIL field is blank on "IOF System Monitor", after converting to  z/OS V1.7 or after applying PTFs for APAR OS07689 on z/OS V1.4 through z/OS V1.6. PTFs are: UA12489, UA12490, UA12491, or UA12492.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2231
24May2006
The "LOG", "SR", or "RM" commands may not appear on the "IOF  Option Menu", after application of fixes U8A2190, U8A2206, or U8A2214, even though the user has authority to these functions through usage of ALLOW macros.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2230
16May2006
The MAINT command may get abend B37 attempting to RECEIVE the IOF CUMFIX file. The abend is for file TRSTMP.
IOF/TSO T8A2229
16Mar2006
When JARDEL is invoked using IKJEFT1B, and an OFFLOAD data set is not on the volume, the DELETE command failure causes JARDEL to terminate with return code 8.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2228
2May2006
Correct problems with STEP display on the IOF Job Summary for  started tasks that have explicit JOB statements. This fix  supersedes fix U8A2224 and fixes an abend S0C1 caused by 2224. It can be applied whether or not U8A2224 was previously applied.
IOF/TSO T8A2227
2Masy2006
The JARDEL command can get SUBSTR error 932 when there are certain catalog discrepancies.
IOF/TSO T8A2226
2May2006
The SUBMIT   command may rebuild the original job incorrectly.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2225
2May206
Incorrect panel appears when "O?" is issued from IOF Option Menu after application of fix U8A2204, U8A2201, U8A2198 or U8A2195.  The following fixes are prerequisite for this fix:  U8A2188, U8A2189, U8A2204.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2224
21Apr2006
This fix has been superseded by U8A2228.

 
 


These fixes
are applied
to spin level

2006111

21Apr2006

IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2223
21Apr2006
Abend S0C1 or S0C4 when selecting the option "Option Menu Commands accepted on all IOF panels" selection from the "New Features of  IOF Release 8A" help panel
IOF/TSO T8A2221
20Apr2006
 The DVAR PROFILE command, and the PROFILE option from the DVAR menu result is a blank screen when the ISPF profile variable is changed in the B36ISPFV OPTIONS data set member.
IOF/TSO T8A2222
20Apr2006
Various ISPF errors can result from editing a job that has sysin data sets with LRECL other than 80. Note that with this fix applied, when a job has sysin data sets with LRECL other than 80 the edit data set is changed to RECFM(V).
IOF/TSO T8A2220
20Apr2006
DVAR PROFILE will only run under ISPF. Remove the PROFILE option from the DVAR menu when running under TSO READY.
IOF/TSO T8A2219
20Apr2006
VIOF320A message is missing from ISPMLIB
IOF/TSO T8A2218
20Apr2006
Modify the IOFAUDIT command so that it will capture UPDATES LOG members.
IOF/TSO T8A2217
20Apr2006
Modify the ACF command to add SYSTEMS, PROCESS and ENCLAVES resouce management.
IOF/TSO T8A2215
20Apr2006
The SR command terminates with a panel error when running on a non-standard screen size between 80 and 132 characters.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2212
20Apr2006
Values in ALLOC column are truncated on the left when the value exceeds five digits. A value of 232915 becomes 32915.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2214
20Apr2006
 PR, RD, OF and other device options can not be added to the dynamic option menu with ACF=GLOBAL ALLOW macros.
IOF/TSO T8A2088
20Apr2006
Add the EDIT JOB function to the Output Group Display.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2205
21Mar2006
 B24ACFDF parms ENCLAVE=YES and PROCESS=YES do not grant access to put enclaves and processes on the menu.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2206
21Mar2006
This fix supercedes U8A2190 and U8A2199 and can be applied whether of not these fixes have been applied.  ENCLAVE=YES and PROCESS=YES parms do not grant access to put  enclaves and processes on the menu. ICH408I messages appear for the RACF class SDSF, when starting IOF and A60ACF has IBMSAF=YES. Also includes fix U8A2190: The determination of which options to display on the IOF Option Menu does not  properly make SAF calls for ACF=GLOBAL type ALLOW macros. The result is that options a user is authorized to use do not appear on the Option Menu.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2209
21Mar2006
Values in "CPU GCP" is invalid and the time in "CPU ZACP" is always the same as "CPU ZAAP", and contents of "CPU GCP" is what should be in "CPU ZACP" and vice versa.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2210
21Mar2006
 The maximum address space SIORate on the monitor panel is changed from 999.9 to 9999.9. 
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2211
21Mar2006
 Change the MAINT dialog to give return code 8 instead of return code 12 on PREREQ, NREQ and certain other errors to avoid line mode error messages being displayed.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2204
28Feb2006
The G, H and I parms on the IOF Option Menu will not process numeric parms properly.   This is a replacement fix for U8A2198 and can be applied whether or not U8A2198 was previously applied.


These fixes
are applied
to spin level


2006058
 


27Feb2006

IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2203
28Feb2006
Add ICH408I messages for SAF calls made in the WRITER class.
IOF/TSO T8A2200
28Feb2006
When editing a job from the Job Summary Panel, the step section is not displayed when returning from the edit.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2148
23Feb2006
The ISFAUTH.DEST.** violation messages are not suppressed when the user is a Destination Operator or has READ access to the profile ISFOPER.DEST.jesx.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2168
23Feb2006
Correct Message Suppression on various SAF calls when IBMSAF=YES
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A2199
23Feb2006
ICH408I messages appear for the RACF class SDSF, when starting IOF and A60ACF has IBMSAF=YES.  

This fix also includes U8A2190:   The determination of which options to display on the IOF Option Menu does not properly make SAF calls for ACF=GLOBAL type ALLOW macros.  The result is that options a user is authorized to use do not appear on the Option Menu.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2196
23Feb2006
 Correct a spelling error in DVAR display.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2194
23Feb2006
zAAP processor fields do not appear on IOF System Monitor even when a zAAP processor exists.
IOF/TSO
 
T8A2193
23Feb2006
The RM command will hang when the JES2 monitor is not active.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2192
23Feb2006
"Partial" error when browsing the LOG or MESSAGES dataset of a job that is using "SPUN" logs. This "Partial" error can also occur if the job terminates while browsing the LOG or MESSAGES dataset.
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8A2191
23Feb2006
Browsing a spun sysout data set from a running job is not possible under certain circumstances.
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A2189
9Feb2006
Correct three minor problems on alternate IOF Option Menus OPTUS1, OPTUS2, OPTUS2, OPTSDS and OPTSDF. Make the ST command non-generic by default. Fix errors in the O and CN commands when JOBNAMES, SCOPE or DEST fields are non-blank.
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A2188
9Feb2006
Correct three minor problems on the dynamic IOF Option Menu. (OPTOPT). Make the ST command non-generic by default. Fix errors in the O and CN commands when JOBNAMES, SCOPE or DEST fields are non-blank.
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A2187
1Feb2006
The CONTROL and OPTIONS steps of M13GEN job get return code 8  with INVALID ENCLAVES or PROCESS parm when the B24ACFDF option was copied from a previous version of  IOF.
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
Problem
0021
1Mar2006
When executing the MPI to install IOF, specifying a release 8A options data set as the old options data set results in the MPI dialog terminating. This problem is fixed in spin level 2006058. No fix is available for the initial 8A spin level.
Optional Fixes
Click here for information of how to apply optional fixes
Product FixNum
Date
Option Description Not
applied
to spin.
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9001
30Jan2006
The Kanji and Yiddish character sets define lower case characters to be unique characters. This fix modifies IOF to display all panel headers and HELP in upper case only. Browse data is not translated. Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9004
30Jan2006
AUTOCON setting is ON by default. This fix will set the default value to OFF so that users will not have to issue AUTOCON OFF. AUTOCON can be enabled by entering "AUTOCON ON". Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9006
30Jan2006
Force the IOF extended console name to equal the requestor's userid and default the console authority to INFO (unless overridden by security systems rules). Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
T8A9007
C8A9007
30Jan2006
A "Partial" error can occur because the number of items requested is too large to fit into the ECSA memory. This fix can be used to raise this maximum to whatever is deemed acceptable. Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9008
6Jun2006
The ACTION messages appearing at the bottom of the SYSLOG screen can contain messages from all systems of a SYSPLEX. This optional fix will filter messages such that only the messages originating  from the current system will be displayed. Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9042
20Apr2006
Change the default allowable commands to be executed from 100 to 1024. Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9051
20Apr2006
Modify the ACTION command to display only outstanding WTORs. Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9018
20Apr2006
Force LOG=NONE on SAF calls performed for ALLOW macros with the ACF parmeter, when the A60ACF option members specifies RACF as the security system. Optional
IOF/TSO T8A9028
20Apr2006
Disable all internal exec processing. Revert to the IOF CLIST library as the source of all execs. Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9015
20Apr2006
Change the order of IBM defined SAF calls to check ALLOW and LIMIT macros before checking IBM defined classes. Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9403
6Jun2006
This optional fix allows IOF to make ACF=USER SAF calls during initialization. Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9404
6Jun2006
This optional fix permits IOF to make SAF calls with generic characters in  in the entity name. Optional
IOF/TSO  T8A9056
10Jul2006
This is an optional fix.  Change the "<" special character in the long console panel to "~" so that "<" can be used as a subsystem command character. Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9046
27Jul2006
Define INVNULL as the default sort on the Job List Menu Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9047
27Jul2006
Define INVNULL as the default sort on the Output Group Display Optional
OF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8A9402
2Nov2006
This permits IOF to make SAF calls with generic characters in in the entity name. Not recommended for RACF only TSS. Optional
IOF/TSO T8A9060 Add the SENDMAIL and IOFSNDME commands to send jobs, output groups or sysout data sets via XMITIP email.  This fix supercedes T8A9058 and can be applied whether or not T8A9058 was previously applied. Optional
IOF/TSO T8A9059 Add the XMITIP, XMITIPCU and XMITLDAP execs to the IOF CLIST library in order to support fix T8A9058 when XMITIP is not currently being run at a site. Optional
 

RECEIVE Command ABEND B37 or IGD301I DATA SET ALLOCATION REQUEST FAILED

Recently, some users have experienced abend B37 when attempting to RECEIVE the 8A cumulative fixes.  After selecting the MAINT command RECEIVE option, the popup below is displayed:

                                                            
   The UNTERSE program had return code:                           
   99                                                             
                                                                  
   The RECEIVE function was not successful. Verify that the       
   cumulative maintenance file was downloaded in BINARY and that  
   the proper DSNAME was specified.                               
                                                                  
                                                                  
   Press ENTER to continue.                                       
                                                                  
			

The abend is dependent on the unit type assigned to temporary data sets at the site, and the size of the CUMFIX file.  Fixes U8A2230 and U8A2241 solve this problem.  Some SMS sites get allocation errors after applying these fixes.  Fix U8A2246 solves the SMA problems.   Unfortunately, users experiencing this problem can not RECEIVE these fixes.

To circumvent this problem, a special CUMFIX file containing only fixes U8A2230, U8A2241, U8A2246 and U8A2254  has been built.  If you are getting the return code 99 popup shown as a result of abend B37,  download this special CUMFIX file, RECEIVE the three fixes and apply them.    After applying these  fixes you must  EXIT and  RESTART the MAINT dialog to successfully RECEIVE the normal 8A cumulative fix file.

If you are getting SMS errors running the MAINT command after applying U8A2230 and U8A2241, you need to apply fix U8A2246.  Then EXIT and RESTART the MAINT dialog.

If  you are getting "IGD301I DATA SET ALLOCATION REQUEST FAILED" after applying U8A2230, U8a2241 and U8A2246, you need to apply U8A2254.  Then EXIT and RESTART the MAINT dialog.

 

Click here to download the special cumulative fix file via your web browser.

Click here for FTP download instructions.

IOF Spin Levels

The IOF distribution MPI file is periodically refreshed to a new spin level. A spin level consists of the previous level with additional maintenance applied. A spin level is identified by the julian date on which it was built, so the higher the number the more maintenance that has been applied.

IOF fixes that are applied to a spin level are included in the IOF UPDATES data set. They are marked as "applied" by user "IOFSPIN". This allows the IOF maintenance dialog to accurately display the status of all applied maintenance.

Use the IOF Maintenance Dialog to display the fix status or your system.

To determine your IOF spin level:

  • Enter "DVAR IOFSPIN" from any IOF panel
  • or look at IOF SOURCE data set member $$$LEVEL

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