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Release 8G
Cumulative
Fixes 

Last updated: Thursday, 19-Jul-2018 09:15:14 EDT

IOF 8G 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.

The current IOF spin level for release 8G is 2017132.

Warning:  IOF Installation Jobs Impacted by IBM Assembler Maintenance

IOF cannot be generated or have maintenance applied after  HLASM APAR PI90075 (PTF UI53046) has been applied.  The M13GEN job will fail in the JESCTL assembly step with multiple misleading error messages

APAR PI93326 (INPUT TRUNCATED WITH ASMA140W AFTER HLASM APAR PI90075) The PTF for this APAR is UI53885.

Instructions for downloading the cumfix file via FTP  and for applying cumulative fixes
Download the IOF 8G cumulative fix file via your browser
8G Cumulative Fix File Contents
Description of IOF Spin Levels
Download Release 8G IOF/TSO MPI file
Download Release 8G IOF/CICS MPI file
Optional Fixes
Virtual Help Desk

 

8G Cumulative Fix File Contents
 
Product Fix Id Problem Description Fixed in
Spin Level
IOF/TSO 
T8G2724 
    Emailing HFS files in binary format causes new line characters
    to be removed.
  None 
IOF/TSO 
T8G2723 
    Increase the SLAMOPER index space allocation.  Change SLAMPROC
    to check the SAVEINDX return code.
  None 
IOF/TSO 
T8G2721 
    JARDEL will fail if the LISTDSI command has RC 4.  RC 4 should
    be just a warning return code.
  None 
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8G2720 
    You cannot override the MENUGLOB value that is displayed on the
    IOF User Profile menu.
  None 
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8G2719 
    Correction to fix 2714
  None 
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8G2718 
    Make VERSION ALL the default. Enter VERSION # to get the short
    version response.
  None 
IOF/TSO 
T8G2716 
    Archiving and reviewing archived jobs with a large number of
    sysout data sets can fail.  Reviewing tersed archived jobs with
    a large number of sysouts can fail.
  None 
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8G2715 
    Change the QR command (IOF Quick Reference) to QRF to avoid
    conflict with another product.
  None 
IOF/TSO
IOF/CICS
U8G2714 
    Setting a local, profile, or temporary variable to a value
    that contains a string like 'aaa .bbb' can cause the 'bbb'
    to be considered as an IOF command.
  None 
Optional Fixes


Note that many optional fixes from previous releases have been replaced by
parameters in the new B99MISC member of the IOF OPTIONS library.


Click here for information of how to apply optional fixes
Product FixNum
Date
Option Description Not
applied
to spin.
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8G9001
 
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.

This fix has been replaced by the SETTRAN parameter in the
B99MISC member of the IOF OPTIONS library. 
Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8G9004
 
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".

 This fix has been replaced by the SETCzONS parameter in the
B99MISC member of the IOF OPTIONS library.
Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8G9006
 
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).

This fix has been replaced by the SETCONS parameter in the B99MISC member of the IOF OPTIONS library.
Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
T8G9007
C8G9007
 
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.

This fix has been replaced by the SETCSA parm in the B99MISC member of the IOF OPTIONS library.
Optional
IOF/TSO 
IOF/CICS
U8G9008
 
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.

 This fix has been replaced by the SETACTN parameter in the B99MISC member of the IOF OPTIONS library. 
Optional
 

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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