11.4. Analyzing CICS SVC dumps

The best place to start when analyzing a CICS SVC dump is with the kernel error stack. This stores information about the last 50 errors that have occurred within the CICS subsystem. This table will only hold 50 errors, so if you have a system that is generating excessive errors, that in turn percolate, this can fill up, and the oldest entries will be discarded. In the majority of cases this should not be a problem, as the kernel error stack will hopefully hold few error identifiers and their related diagnostic information.

The kernel stack entries contain information that has been saved by the kernel on behalf of programs and subroutines on the kernel linkage stack. If you refer the problem to the IBM Support Center, ...

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