Refresh processing

Refresh processing is what occurs when a fault entry is being rewritten due to user information, having been updated during interactive reanalysis. The user information which might cause this refresh processing is any of the following:
  • User name, user title, or lock flag changed via the INFO command or the "File->Fault Entry Information" action-bar pull-down menu option.
  • User notes against dump storage addresses added, deleted, or modified.
When user information has changed, then a display like the example shown in Sample refresh processing exit prompt is presented upon exiting the interactive report, which permits the cancellation of the refresh, or the suppression of the minidump.
Figure 1. Sample refresh processing exit prompt
  Fault Entry Refresh                                        Line 1 Col 1 76  
  Command ===> ____________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR   
  User information has been added or modified.                                
  Press Enter to refresh the current history file entry, or press PF3/PF12    
  to cancel.                                                                  
  A minidump does not currently exist for this fault entry, but one will be   
  saved unless suppressed using the option below.                             
  MaxMinidumpPages Option . . : 100                                           
  Current Minidump Pages. . . : 163                                           
  Suppress Minidump . . . . . : N (Y/N)                                       
  *** Bottom of data.                                                         

The option to suppress the minidump is only included if the fault does not yet include a minidump and the current minidump size exceeds the MaxMinidumpPages option limit in effect.

If instead the reanalysis is performed in batch, then a user exit can be used to perform the equivalent function. This exit is effectively an End Processing user exit, and is specified using the RefreshExits option (see RefreshExits).