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ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 8 by Peter Hilger, Paul Rogers

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IPCS tools and lab exercises
The interactive problem control system (IPCS) is a tool provided in MVS to aid in diagnosing software failures. IPCS provides formatting and analysis support for dumps and traces produced by MVS, other program products, and applications that run on MVS.
Dumps produced by MVS fall into two categories:
Formatted dumps: SYSABEND and SYSUDUMP ABEND dumps and SNAP dumps. IPCS cannot be used with formatted dumps.
Unformatted dumps: SVC dumps, SYSMDUMP ABEND dumps, and stand-alone dumps. IPCS formats and analyzes unformatted ...

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