z/TPF Dump Analysis
day course is designed to give a detailed introduction to dump analysis
in a z/TPF environment to programmers who are familiar with IBM
Assembler language and basic z/TPF concepts, but have little or no
experience of reading dumps.
The course can be customised to individual customer requirements by
including customer dumps and listings in the notes and customer dumps
for the exercises.
Lectures throughout the course are supplemented by examples and are
interspersed with practical dump solving sessions.
Attendees should have a reasonable working knowledge of both Assembler
Programming and z/TPF.
who are required to be proficient in reading and analysing dumps from a
z/TPF system. This class is also
suitable for staff who require a deeper understanding of the internals
of a z/TPF system
The maximum recommended student to instructor ratio is 12:1
By the end of the course, the delegates will be able, with the aid of
course notes to:
· Identify the
different hardware and software forced dumps
· List the different PSW's and their usage.
· Identify fields within the dump and interpret the contents of the
· With the aid of a description of why the given dump occurs, be able
determine the cause of a given dump.
current knowledge level
What is a dump?
Why we dump
Format of a
The layout of a PSW
PSW's - Old and New
Areas Referenced by Registers
The collated macro trace table
Breakdown of the 3 pages of the ECB
Program Blocks and nested programs
Additional Blocks Mapped in this EVM
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