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E-COB: All cobol programs fail with 115 Unexpected signal (Signal 6) (Doc ID 1318982.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 03, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 15-Apr-2015***
***Checked for relevance on 28-Jul-2017***


Applies to:
 ALL Server Express compiler releases on UNIX and LINUX platforms

The site recently purchased Micro Focus cobol server express 5.1 WP4 for Peopletools 8.51.05.
The site rep installed the runtime and development license.
The cobol programs have been successfully compiled and linked, but when running cobol programs,  get the following:
This error is seen in the cobol process log file.

1941544: 1304108399: PSPAL::Abort: Unexpected signal received
1304108399: PSPAL::Abort: Location:
PSPAL::SigactionSignalHandler::RecoverableSignalHandler(int, siginfo_t
*, void *)
1941544: 1304108399: PSPAL::Abort: Generating process state report to ./process_state.txt
1941544: 1304108399: PSPAL::Abort: Terminating process now.

Execution error : file '/home/psft/hr851devl/cblbin/PTPDBTST.gnt'
error code: 115, pc=0, call=1, seg=0
115     Unexpected signal (Signal 6)

PeopleSoft application use cobol to provide application functionality like payroll and benefits processing. Currently none of the cobols can be run. So the issue needs to be resolved.

Steps to replicate:
The issue is occurring when running any /all cobol programs via the scheduler


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