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SMF Type 4 Record

This table shows the record layout for type 4 SMF records
(Step Termination).

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Purpose: Record type 4 is written at the normal or abnormal termination of a job step for a background job, or when a job step is flushed during or after job initiation. It is not written for a job step that follows a CANCEL operator command.

Note: IBM recommends that you use record type 30 rather than record types 4, 5, 20, 34, 35, and 40. Use of record type 4 may cause you to miss key workload indicators.

This record identifies the job step by the job log identification, step name, number of the step within the job, user identification, program name and performance group number. The job name, time, and date that the reader recognized the JOB card (for this job) constitute the job log identification. If accounting numbers (which can be alphameric) were specified in the EXEC statement, they are included.

This record also contains operating information such as:

  • The job step start and end times
  • Step CPU time
  • Step service
  • Step termination status
  • Number of records in DD DATA and DD* data sets (processed by the step)
  • Device allocation start time
  • Problem program start time
  • Storage protect key.

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SMF Type 4 Record -- Step Termination
Offset
(Dec.)
Offset
(Hex)
NameLengthFormatDescription
00SMF4LEN2binary
Record length. This field and the next field (total of four bytes) form the RDW (record descriptor word). See “Standard SMF Record Header” on page 13-1 for a detailed description.
22SMF4SEG2binary
Segment descriptor (see record length field).
44SMF4FLG1binary
System indicator: Bit Meaning When Set 0-2 Reserved 3-6 Version indicators* 7 Reserved.*See “Standard SMF Record Header” on page 13-1 for a detailed description.
55SMF4RTY1binary
Record type 4 (X'04').
66SMF4TME4binary
Time since midnight, in hundredths of a second, that the record is passed to the SMF writer. This is the time when the step terminated.
10ASMF4DTE4packed
Date when the record is passed to the SMF writer, in the form 0cyydddF. See “Standard SMF Record Header” on page 13-1 for a detailed description. This is the date when the step terminated.
14ESMF4SID4EBCDIC
System identification (from the SID parameter).
1812SMF4JBN8EBCDIC
Job name. The job name, time, and date that the reader recognized the JOB card (for this job) constitute the job log identification, or transaction name (for APPC output).
261ASMF4RST4binary
Time since midnight, in hundredths of a second, that the reader recognized the JOB card (for this job).
301ESMF4RSD4packed
Date when the reader recognized the JOB card (for this job), in the form 0cyydddF. See “Standard SMF Record Header” on page 13-1 for a detailed description.
3422SMF4UIF8EBCDIC
User-defined identification field (taken from common exit parameter area, not from USER=parameter on job statement).
422ASMF4STN1binary
Step number (first step=1, etc.).
432BSMF4SIT4binary
Time since midnight, in hundredths of a second, that the initiator selected this step.
472FSMF4STID4packed
Date when the initiator selected this step, in the form 0cyydddF. See “Standard SMF Record Header” on page 13-1 for a detailed description.
5133SMF4NCI4binary
Number of card-image records in DD DATA and DD* data sets read by the reader for the step.
5537SMF4SCC2binary
Step completion code: X'0ccc' indicates system ABEND in the job step where ccc is the system ABEND code. (See z/OS MVS System Codes.) X'8ccc' indicates user ABEND in the job step where ccc is the user ABEND code. X'nnnn' indicates normal completion where nnnn is the contents of the two low-order bytes in register 15 at termination. X'0000' indicates either 1. The job step was flushed (not processed) because of an error during allocation or in a preceding job step, or 2. normal job completion with a return code of zero.Use this field in conjunction with the step termination indicator field (offset 87).
5739SMF4PRTY1binary
Address space dispatching priority (taken from DPRTY= parameter on EXEC card or the default APG value). For more information see z/OS MVS Initialization and Tuning Guide.
583ASMF4PGMN8EBCDIC
Program name (taken from PGM= parameter on EXEC card). If a backward reference was used, then this field contains *.DD.
6642SMF4STMN8EBCDIC
Step name (taken from name on EXEC card).
744ASMF4RSV52binary
Reserved. SMF4RSH0, formerly a two-byte field at this offset, has been increased to four bytes and moved to offset 82.
764CSMF4SYST2binary
Largest amount of storage used from top of private area, in 1K units. This storage area includes the LSQA and SWA (subpools 229, 230, 236, 237, 249, and 253-255). If ADDRSPC=REAL is specified, this field equals the amount of storage used that was not from the contiguous central storage reserved for the program. See offsets 82 and 102. If storage was not allocated (job step was flushed), these fields equal zero.
784ESMF4HOST2binary
Largest amount of storage from bottom of private area, in 1K units. This storage area includes subpools 0-127, 129–132, 244, 251 and 252. If ADDRSPC=REAL is specified, this field equals the amount of contiguous central storage that was used. See offsets 82 and 102.
8050SMF4RV12--
Reserved.
8252SMF4RSH04binary
Region size established, in 1K units taken from the REGION= parameter in the JCL, and rounded up to a 4K boundary. If ADDRSPC=REAL is specified, this field equals the amount of contiguous central storage reserved for the program. If the region requested was greater than 16 megabytes, the region established resides above 16 megabytes, and this field will contain a minimum value of 32 megabytes.
8656SMF4SPK1binary
Storage protect key, in the form xxxx0000 (where xxxx is the key).
8757SMF4STI1binary
Step termination indicator Bit Meaning When Set 0 Reserved 1 Canceled by exit IEFUJV 2 Canceled by exit IEFUJI 3 Canceled by exit IEFUSI 4 Canceled by exit IEFACTRT 5 Step is to be restarted 6 If 0, normal completion. If 1, ABEND. If step completion code (offset 55) equals 0322 or 0522, IEFUTL caused ABEND. If step completion code equals 0722, IEFUSO caused ABEND. 7 If 0, normal completion. If 1, step was flushed.
8858SMF4RV22--
Reserved.
905ASMF4AST4binary
Device allocation start time, in hundredths of a second.
945ESMF4PPST4binary
Problem program start time, in hundredths of a second.
9862SMF4RV31binary
Reserved.
9963SMF4SRBT3binary
Step CPU time under SRBs, in hundredths of a second. This field includes the CPU time for various supervisory routines that are dispatched via SRBs: locking routines, page resolution, swap control, cross-memory communications (WAIT, POST, I/O POST), and TQE scheduling.
10266SMF4RIN2binary
Record indicator Bit Meaning When Set 0-3 Reserved 4 Field SMF4SETM is not valid. An overflow condition occurs when the length of the value for the step CPU time under TCBs is greater than 3 bytes. In this case, the step CPU time under TCBs is not recorded in the type 4 record (SMF4SETM); The value is available in the type 30 record (SMF30CPT). If your installation uses an accounting program that does not use the type 30 record to gather step CPU time, you must update that program. Only the type 30 record should be considered valid. 5 Device data not recorded. When the TIOT size is greater than 32K (more than 1635 DD statements), device data is not collected for the type 4 record. The data is available in the type 30 record. 6 EXCP count might be wrong. For more information on EXCP count, see Chapter 10, “EXCP Count.” 7 If 0, storage is virtual. If 1, storage is central (real). 8-15 Reserved.
10468SMF4RLCT2binary
Offset from the beginning of the record (SMF4FLG) header to the relocate section. The displacement depends upon the size of the accounting fields and the number of devices.
1066ASMF4LENN2binary
Length of device entry portion of record. Equals: (8 times the number of devices) + 2
Device Data Section
For each device assigned to each non-spooled data set, there is an eight-byte entry with the following format:

Note: When the TIOT size is greater than 32K (more than 1635 DD statements), device data is not collected for the type 4 record. The data is available in the type 30 record.

(Offset from beginning of record: 108)
00SMF4DEVC1binary
Device class.
11SMF4UTYP1binary
Unit type.
22SMF4CUAD2binary
Device number.
44SMF4EXCP4binary
EXCP count (see offset 102).
Accounting Section
After the device entries are the following fields:
(Offset from beginning of record: 106 + SMF4LENN)
00SMF4LNTH1binary
Length of accounting section, excluding this field.
11SMF4SETM3binary
Step CPU time under TCBs, in hundredths of a second. This field includes the CPU time for all tasks that are dispatched via TCBs below the level of RCT. CPU time is not expected to be constant between different runs of the same job step. For more information on CPU time, see Chapter 11, “CPU Time.”
44SMF4NAF1binary
Number of accounting fields.
55SMF4ACTFvariableEBCDIC
Accounting fields. Each entry for an accounting field contains the length of the field (one byte, binary) followed by the field (EBCDIC). A zero indicates an omitted field.
Relocate Section
(Offset from beginning of record: SMF4RLCT +4)
00SMF4PGIN4binary
Number of non-VIO, non-swap page-ins for this step. This field includes page-ins required through page faults, specific page requests, and page fixes. It does not include page reclaims, page-ins for VIO data sets, pages that are swapped in, and page-ins for the common area.
44SMF4PGOT4binary
Number of non-VIO, non-swap page-ins for this step. This field includes page-outs required through page requests as well as those pages stolen by the paging supervisor through infrequent use. It does not include page-outs for VIO data sets, pages that are swapped out, and page-outs for the common area.
88SMF4NSW4binary
Number of address space swap sequences. (A swap sequence consists of an address space swap-out and swap-in.)
12CSMF4PSI4binary
Number of pages swapped in. This field includes: LSQA, fixed pages, and those pages that the real storage manager determined to be active when the address space was swapped in. It does not include page reclaims nor pages found in storage during the swap-in process (such as pages brought in via SRBs started after completion of swap-in Stage 1 processing).
1610SMF4PSO4binary
Number of pages swapped out. This field includes: LSQA, private area fixed pages, and private area non-fixed changed pages.
2014SMF4VPI4binary
Number of VIO page-ins for this step. This field includes page-ins resulting from page faults or specific page requests on a VIO window. It does not include VIO swap-ins or page-ins for the common area.
2418SMF4VPO4binary
Number of VIO page-outs for this step. This field includes page-outs resulting from specific page requests on a VIO window, as well as those pages stolen by the paging supervisor through infrequent use. It does not include VIO swap-outs or page-outs for the common area.
281CSMF4SST4binary
Step service, in service units. This field equals: total job service minus the accumulated job service before this step’s initialization.
3220SMF4ACT4binary
(SMF4TAT) Step transaction active time, in 1024-microsecond units equals: total job transaction active time minus the accumulated transaction active time before this step’s initialization.
3624SMF4PGNO2binary
Step performance group number (taken from PERFORM= parameter on JOB or EXEC card or the RESET operator command).
3826SMF4TRAN4binary
Step transaction residency time in 1024-microsecond units. That is the time the transaction was in central storage.
422ASMF4CPM4binary
Number of attempts to read data from an ESO hiperspace that were not satisfied because the data has been deleted.
462ESMF4RCLM4binary
Number of VIO reclaims for this step.
5032SMF4CPGN4binary
Number of common area page-ins for this step (LPA+CSA).
5436SMF4HSPI4binary
Number of hiperspace page-ins from auxiliary to processor storage.
583ASMF4PGST4binary
Number of pages stolen from the storage for this step.
623ESMF4PSEC8binary
Number of page seconds for this step, in page millisecond units. Equals: the number of pages used by this step times the processing time it held that number of pages.
7046SMF4LPAI4binary
Number of link pack area page-ins for the step.
744ASMF4HSPO4binary
Number of hiperspace page-outs from processor to auxiliary storage.
784ESMF4CPUS4binary
Step CPU service, in service units.
8252SMF4IOCS4binary
Step I/O service, in service units.
8656SMF4MSOS4binary
Step main storage service, in service units.
905ASMF4SRBS4binary
Step SRB service, in service units.
945ESMF4RSV18--
Reserved.

The table above is based on the description provided by IBM in its "MVS Systems Management Facilities (SMF)" manual.

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