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Edited by John Burke
I understand when
using the SETCOUNTER command with a MAX value that once MAX is
reached, it starts back at BASE. For example, doing a SETCOUNTER
OUTSP;BASE=1;MAX=9999 would start the output spool file numbers over
at 1 and set a maximum value of 9999. At 10,000, it starts back at 1
or at the first available number after 1. But what happens if all the
numbers between BASE and MAX are in use?
Jeff Vance replies:
I have access
to code but no time to look right now. My guess is that the counter
will begin at MAX+1. However, we also have to handle the case where
all available numbers are taken, up through the absolute maximum. In
that case youd probably get a JSMAIN error related to being out
of system resources.
John Burke adds:
I went ahead
and tested it for everyones edification. Jeffs guess is
correct. If the spooler runs out of available numbers below MAX, it
just keeps going with the next available number above MAX.
I have jobs that
are in a WAIT state. The JOBFENCE is at 2 and the INPRI of the jobs
are 8. What can I do?
James Reynolds replies:
OPENQ @ command.
I have a Master
dataset that is rather large. In order to improve the rather high
number of secondaries, I thought I might try turning on MDX. But I
seem to remember that this cant be done on Jumbo datasets. What
is the story?
Rene Woc replies:
MDX on master
datasets larger than 4 gigabytes is available with Large File
Datasets (LFDS). LFDS is part of the TurboIMAGE C.10.04 enhancements
on MPE/iX 7.5. You cannot use MDX on jumbo datasets.
We have recently
received following messages on the console when booting our
installed device clone as major 1
installed device sad as major 121
installed device pipe as major 137
installed module sw2proc
What do these
MPS messages stand for?
replies, quoting HP Support Pages:
messages appear on the console the first time pipes are used. They
are generated by the system, not the POSIX shell and utilities. The
message is normal and only occurs once per system boot.
Gavin Scott adds:
hazard a guess that MPS is Mentat Portable
Streams, the SYSTEM V STREAMS library that HP licensed for use
in implementing named pipes and similar functionality in MPE. These
messages will always be produced the first time after boot-up that
something invokes the Streams subsystem by using a named pipe etc.
The MPS code in MPE
is one of the few components of the operating system not entirely
owned by HP, and as such it is one of the complicating factors for
any future OpenMPE initiatives or alternative MPE licensing.
The MPS startup
messages are normal and you should ignore them.
We have an N-220
single CPU. The current network card runs several DTCs, which limits
us to 10Mb. If we were to add a second card, leave the DTCs and
serial devices on the first card, and move the pure network
connections to a second card at 100mb, are there any down sides we
should know about? We are currently running MPE/iX 7.0.
and John Clogg reply:
You can configure
the network card to 100mb and place the DTC on a switch with its
segment running at 10b.
We just added a
gateway to our HP 3000. I believe there is a way of refreshing the
systems networking without re-booting. Whats the
Jeff Kell replies
Specify your own
configured netname, usually LAN1.
will only allow me 256 characters as output using the REPORT command.
Can I change this limit?
John Hornberger replies:
checked on docs.hp.com and found out that 256 is the design limit for
output line length.
To view all of
Querys other limits please check the following URL: docs.hp.com/mpeix/onlinedocs/32650-90889/32650-90889.html
Expand the contents
listing for QUERY/3000 Specifications and then click on
the Limits Used By Query subitem.
Paul Scot suggests
accomplish this by splitting your output onto two or more
lines, then deblocking the output with FCOPY after it is written to
We need to prevent
update access to small subset of datasets of a large database during
a limited period without at the same time preventing read access. The
bulk of the database should behave normally. How can we do this?
Mark Wonsil replies:
You need to
change the dataset security with a third-party database maintenance
I have a file that
has nulls that need to be stripped. Is there a way in Quad to do
Quad creator Jim
nulls using Quad you would say
/c %0 to :: all
/c %0 :: a. Using hex and
octal in strings is covered under the Strings topic in Help.
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