RTS0114 Abnormal Ending 
Attempt Access Beyond Memory Bounds 
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  Introduction
  Prepare, using CORE_ON_ERROR
  Execute, using CORE_ON_ERROR
  The JCL Member
  The CMD Member
  The COBOL Test Program
  Results, using CORE_ON_ERROR
  Problem Determination
  CMD, view CORE_ON_ERROR Dump File
  JCL, view CORE_ON_ERROR Dump File
  Debug Function, CORE_ON_ERROR
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Prepare, using CORE_ON_ERROR

The following shows the content for the COBCONFIG file that is used by the CORE_ON_ERROR function.

set CORE_ON_ERROR=131
set CORE_FILENAME="core.%p@%t_%d"

Note:  Based on the preceding CORE_FILENAME format the following is an example of a CORE_ON_ERROR file name...
core.6004@160016_20120621

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Execute, using CORE_ON_ERROR

The following program (AB0114C1.cbl) will cause a program ABEND (or ABnormal ENDing) when attempting to do a move using reference modification with an invalid offset. A JCL member (AB0114J1.jcl) is provided for the Mainframe environment and a Windows Command file (AB0114E1.cmd) is provided for the Windows, non-mainframe environment.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The JCL Member

The following is the JCL member (AB0114J1.jcl) required to run this sample job on an IBM Mainframe with ZOS or a Windows, UNIX or Linux System with Micro Focus Server.

//AB0114J1 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       AB0114J1.JCL - a JCL Member for Batch Job Processing        *
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2019 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text    - ABEND Routine for the Micro Focus Environment.
//* Author  - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date    - September 23, 2006
//* Version - 07.01.22
//*
//* Attempt a move using reference modification with an invalid offset.
//* RTS0114 - Attempt to access an item beyond bounds of memory.
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Execute Job Steps
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 1, Reference Modification with Invalid Offset.
//*
//STEP0010 EXEC PGM=AB0114C1
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The CMD Member

The following is the Windows Command File (AB0114W1.cmd) required to run this sample job in a non-Mainframe environment on a Windows System with Micro Focus Server.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               AB0114W1.cmd - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2019 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text    - ABEND, Reference Modification with an Invalid Offset
rem  * Author  - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date    - November 11, 2003
rem  * Version - 06.07.16
rem  *
rem  * Attempt a move using reference modification with an invalid offset.
rem  * RTS0114 - Attempt to access an item beyond bounds of memory.
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs will run on a Windows System with Micro Focus
rem  * Enterprise Server.
rem  *
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step   1 of 2  Set the global environment variables...
rem  *
     call ..\ENV1BASE
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
     set CmdName=AB0114W1
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting CmdName %CmdName%"
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step   2 of 2  Execute the sample program...
rem  *
     run AB0114C1
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0010
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto :EojNOK
:EojAOK
     call SimoNOTE "Finished CmdName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:EojNOK
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING CmdName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     echo %DATE% - %TIME% Starting User ABEND Processing...>>%SYSLOG%
     set >>%SYSLOG%
     echo %DATE% - %TIME% Complete User ABEND Processing...>>%SYSLOG%
     goto :End
:End
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude SysOut is %SYSOUT%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause
     exit /B %JobStatus%

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The COBOL Test Program

The following is the COBOL source code (AB0114C1.cbl) for the program that attempts to do a move using reference modification with an invalid offset. This program may be compiled and executed on an IBM Mainframe with ZOS or a Windows, UNIX or Linux System with Micro Focus Server.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID. AB0114C1.
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
       FILE-CONTROL.
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  WS-PIC-X-FIELD   PIC X(1000)   VALUE SPACES.
       01  WS-OFFSET        PIC 9999999   COMP-3.

      *****************************************************************
      * RTS0114 - Attempt to access an item beyond bounds of memory.
      *
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
           MOVE 9999999 TO WS-OFFSET
           MOVE '*' TO WS-PIC-X-FIELD (WS-OFFSET:1)
           GOBACK.

Note:  On a Mainframe System this program will cause a S0C4 Program Check. With Micro Focus Enterprise Server this program will cause an RTS0114 Error. On both systems the program execution will be terminated.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Results, using CORE_ON_ERROR

This section will focus on problem determination and the information that may be retrieved after an ABEND occurs in a production or test environment.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Problem Determination

Problem Recognition, Problem Determination and Problem Resolution are key parts to most software testing cycles. The scope of effort and length of time for the Problem Recognition and Problem Resolution tasks are the most predictable. The effort and time to do Problem Determination is typically the biggest unknown and can be very time consuming. The CORE_ON_ERROR function provided by Micro Focus can reduce the effort and length of time spent doing problem determination.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section CMD, view CORE_ON_ERROR Dump File

The following shows the information that is displayed in the command line window.

*******************************************************Ab0163E1
Starting CmdName AB0114W1
Micro Focus Net Express V6.0.20110
RUN TIME ENVIRONMENT Copyright (C) Micro Focus IP Development Limited 1984-2011
URN AXCGG/AA0/00000

Execution error : file 'C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\LOADLIB\AB0114C1.gnt'
error code: 114, pc=0, call=1, seg=0
114     Attempt to access item beyond bounds of memory (Signal 11)

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL, view CORE_ON_ERROR Dump File

The following shows the information that is displayed to the console log for Enterprise Server.

120621 16001599       7704 SIMOBATA JCLCM0187I JOB03776 AB0114J1 JOB  SUBMITTED (JOBNAME=AB0114J1,JOBNUM=03776) 16:00:15
120621 16001619       7704 SIMOBATA JCLCM0180I JOB03776 AB0114J1 Job ready for execution. 16:00:15
120621 16001640       6004 SIMOBATA JCLCM0188I JOB03776 AB0114J1 JOB  STARTED 16:00:16
120621 16001680       6004 SIMOBATA CASKC0027E Error executing service 'PGM#AB0114C1'
Execution error : file 'C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\LOADLIB\AB0114C1.gnt'
error code: 114, pc=0, call=1, seg=0
114     Attempt to access item beyond bounds of memory (Signal 11) 16:00:16
120621 16001700       6004 SIMOBATA JCLCM0192S JOB03776 AB0114J1 STEP ABENDED   STEP0010 - COND CODE RTS0114 16:00:16
120621 16001721       6004 SIMOBATA JCLCM0181S JOB03776 AB0114J1 JOB  ABENDED - COND CODE RTS0114 16:00:17
120621 16001741       6004 SIMOBATA CASBJ0009I Batch initiator shutdown complete. 16:00:17
120621 16001761       6004 SIMOBATA CASBJ0044I Batch initiator restart requested for job classes "1" 16:00:17

Note:  The reference to 6004 is the Process ID assigned to the job at execution time by Enterprise Server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Debug Function, CORE_ON_ERROR

The following is an image of the Micro Focus debugger after the CORE_ON_ERROR dump file has been opened for debugging.

Note:  From the preceding window a user may look at any of the fields in Working Storage.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

This suite of programs is a quick introduction to the CORE_ON_ERROR function provided by micro focus. This function can significantly reduce the effort and time spent in problem determination. This document may be used to assist as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

The documentation and software were developed and tested on systems that are configured for a SIMOTIME environment based on the hardware, operating systems, user requirements and security requirements. Therefore, adjustments may be needed to execute the jobs and programs when transferred to a system of a different architecture or configuration.

SIMOTIME Services has experience in moving or sharing data or application processing across a variety of systems. For additional information about SIMOTIME Services or Technologies please send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com or call 415 883-6565. We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Software Agreement and Disclaimer

Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software, documentation or training material for any purpose requires a fee to be paid to SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime the latest version of the software, documentation or training material will be delivered and a license will be granted for use within an enterprise, provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all copies of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use of the software without the written permission of SimoTime Technologies.

SimoTime Technologies makes no warranty or representations about the suitability of the software, documentation or learning material for any purpose. It is provided "AS IS" without any expressed or implied warranty, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SimoTime Technologies shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages resulting from the loss of use, data or projects, whether in an action of contract or tort, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this software, documentation or training material.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads and Links

This section includes links to documents with additional information that are beyond the scope and purpose of this document. The first group of documents may be available from a local system or via an internet connection, the second group of documents will require an internet connection.

Note: A SimoTime License is required for the items to be made available on a local system or server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Current Server or Internet Access

The following links may be to the current server or to the Internet.

Note: The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and may be accessed using the Link to Internet icon. If a user has a SimoTime Enterprise License the Documents and Program Suites may be available on a local server and accessed using the Link to Server icon.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a User Defined ABEND Capability that provides call stack information using a call from a COBOL program.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a job ABEND with GDG's and the Job Restart capabilities that are available in Micro Focus Enterprise Server. Also, this suite of programs includes a description and demonstration of the diagnostic capabilities for the CORE_ON_ERROR function of Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the COBOL Connection for more examples of COBOL programming techniques and sample code.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the JCL Connection for more examples of JCL functionality with programming techniques and sample code.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The ASCII and EBCDIC Translation Tables. These tables are provided for individuals that need to better understand the bit structures and differences of the encoding formats.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Internet Access Required

The following links will require an internet connection.

This suite of programs and documentation is available for download. Link to an Evaluation zPAK Option that includes the program members, documentation and control files.

A good place to start is The SimoTime Home Page for access to white papers, program examples and product information. This link requires an Internet Connection

Explore The Micro Focus Web Site for more information about products and services available from Micro Focus. This link requires an Internet Connection.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Glossary of Terms

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Comments or Feedback

This document was created and is copyrighted and maintained by SimoTime Technologies.

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback please call at 1 415 827-7045 or send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com

We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Company Overview

SimoTime Technologies was founded in 1987 and is a privately owned company. We specialize in the creation and deployment of business applications using new or existing technologies and services. We have a team of individuals that understand the broad range of technologies being used in today's environments. Our customers include small businesses using Internet technologies to corporations using very large mainframe systems.

Quite often, to reach larger markets or provide a higher level of service to existing customers it requires the newer Internet technologies to work in a complementary manner with existing corporate mainframe systems. We specialize in preparing applications and the associated data that are currently residing on a single platform to be distributed across a variety of platforms.

Preparing the application programs will require the transfer of source members that will be compiled and deployed on the target platform. The data will need to be transferred between the systems and may need to be converted and validated at various stages within the process. SimoTime has the technology, services and experience to assist in the application and data management tasks involved with doing business in a multi-system environment.

Whether you want to use the Internet to expand into new market segments or as a delivery vehicle for existing business functions simply give us a call or check the web site at http://www.simotime.com


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