gfe.handler Definition/General


Command gfe.handler Definition/General
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Category General (155)
Description processes 'group format error' (gfe) encountered in the Pick file system.

The gfe is first logged as an event in the "errors" file, residing in the DM account, after which the user is given the option of either repairing the damage manually, or letting the gfe handler attempt to resolve the problem by fixing the error and logging any additional information about the gfe into "dm,errors,gfe" file.
The system may be configured so that the gfe handler always performs its repairs without requiring user intervention, by placing an "m" in the options field in the users file for each user that will operate in this automatic fix mode. This mode effectively allows deferring any exception processing until someone more knowledgeable is able to look at the data, at the same time allowing the process which encountered the GFE to resolve the structural inconsistency of the file and continue to operate. It is also convenient in support situations where an end user site needs to continue operating at all costs.
Up to 2 frames of raw data in the group, starting at the beginning of first item affected by the GFE, is copied and stored in the 'dm,errors,gfe' file where it can be examined using the dump utility.
For GFEs that are fixed automatically by the system, the system attempts to reconstruct and recover as much of the group or item as possible using whatever information is deemed reliable and available to it and truncates any remaining structures from that point.
Related filename.users