OpenVMS VAX System Dump Analyzer Utility Manual
Displays information about all transactions on the node or about a
SHOW TRANSACTIONS [/qualifier[,...]]
Specifies the type of information to be displayed. The argument to
/DISPLAY can be either a single item or a list. The following items can
All transaction control structures for the specified transaction. This
is the default behavior.
Control structures for branches of the specified transaction.
Control structures for resource managers participating in the specified
Control structures for threads of the specified transaction.
Transaction control structures for the specified transaction.
Displays statistics for transactions on the node. The /SUMMARY
qualifier cannot be used with the /TID or /DISPLAY qualifier.
Specifies the transaction for which information is to be displayed. If
you omit the /TID qualifier, the SHOW TRANSACTIONS command displays
information about all transactions on the node.
SDA> SHOW TRANSACTIONS/TID=FAC21DE2-BA88-0092-8FA6-00000000B24B
The SHOW TRANSACTIONS command displays all the transaction control
structure information for the transaction identified by the transaction
SDA> SHOW TRANSACTIONS/DISPLAY=(PARTICIPANTS, BRANCHES)
The SHOW TRANSACTIONS command displays the transaction branch and
resource manager information for all transactions on the node.
Creates a subprocess of the process currently running SDA, copying the
context of the current process to the subprocess and, optionally,
executing within the subprocess a specified command.
SPAWN [/qualifier[,...]] [command]
Name of the command that you want executed by the subprocess.
Specifies an input file containing one or more command strings to be
executed by the spawned subprocess. If you specify a command string
with an input file, the command string is processed before the commands
in the input file. Once processing is complete, the subprocess is
Specifies that the logical names of the parent process are not to be
copied to the subprocess. The default behavior is that the logical
names of the parent process are copied to the subprocess.
Specifies that the DCL global and local symbols of the parent process
are not to be passed to the subprocess. The default behavior is that
these symbols are passed to the subprocess.
Specifies that a message is to be broadcast to SYS$OUTPUT when the
subprocess completes processing or aborts. The default behavior is that
such a message is not sent to SYS$OUTPUT.
When you use this qualifier, you must also specify the /NOWAIT
Specifies that the system is not to wait until the subprocess is
completed before allowing more commands to be specified. This qualifier
allows you to specify new commands while the spawned subprocess is
running. If you specify /NOWAIT, you should use /OUTPUT to direct the
output of the subprocess to a file to prevent more than one process
from simultaneously using your terminal.
The default behavior is that the system waits until the subprocess is
completed before allowing more commands to be specified.
Specifies an output file to which the results of the SPAWN operation
are written. You should specify an output other than SYS$OUTPUT
whenever you specify /NOWAIT to prevent output from the spawned
subprocess from being displayed while you are specifying new commands.
If you omit the /OUTPUT qualifier, output is written to the current
Specifies the name of the subprocess to be created. The default name of
the subprocess is username_n, where username is the
user name of the parent process.
Process SYSTEM_1 logged out at 5-MAR-1993 15:42:23.59
This example uses the SPAWN command to create a subprocess that issues
DCL commands to invoke the Mail utility. The subprocess then lists the
contents of a directory before logging out to return to the parent
process executing SDA.
Validates the integrity of the specified queue by checking the pointers
in the queue.
VALIDATE QUEUE [address] [/qualifier[,...]]
Address of an element in a queue.
If you specify a period (.) as the address, SDA uses
the last evaluated expression as the queue element's address.
If you do not specify an address, the VALIDATE QUEUE
command determines the address from the last issued VALIDATE QUEUE
command in the current SDA session.
If you do not specify an address, and no queue has
previously been specified, SDA displays the following error message:
%SDA-E-NOQUEUE, no queue has been specified for validation
Specifies the number of entries in the queue that are to be validated.
Specifies that the selected queue is a self-relative queue.
The VALIDATE QUEUE command uses the forward and backward pointers in
each element of the queue to make sure that all such pointers are valid
and that the integrity of the queue is intact. If the queue is intact,
SDA displays the following message:
In these messages, n represents the number of entries the
VALIDATE QUEUE command has found in the queue.
Queue is complete, total of n elements in the queue
If SDA discovers an error in the queue, it displays one of the
following error messages:
Error in forward queue linkage at address nnnnnnnn after tracing x elements
Error comparing backward link to previous structure address (nnnnnnnn)
Error occurred in queue element at address oooooooo after tracing pppp elements
These messages can appear frequently when the VALIDATE QUEUE command is
used within an SDA session that is analyzing a running system. In a
running system, the composition of a queue can change while the command
is tracing its links, thus producing an error message.
If there are no entries in the queue, SDA displays this message:
SDA> VALIDATE QUEUE SCH$GQ_LEFWQ/MAXIMUM_LINKS=3
The queue is consistent through 3 elements
This example validates three elements in the SCH$GQ_LEFWQ queue.
SDA> VALIDATE QUEUE/SELF_RELATIVE IOC$GL_IRPFL
Queue is complete, total of 159 elements in the queue
This example validates the self-relative queue that is the IRP pool
list. The validation is successful and determines that there are 159
IRPs in the list.