CEE (or LE) is here and it is here to stay. Unfortunately VSE is not the
flagship in S/390. As a result good stuff is added first to the other OP-sys.
Here is something inspired by the other one. It helps to debug LE-conforming
assembler routines. In plain vanilla LE/VSE you get all GREGs, the offset
into your routine and the PSW.
With 1.4.1 you get the area (16 bytes) where the PSW points to.
If you want more ....read on.
With the program CEEABND you get aside of the
standard LE-stuff answers to the following questions:
(*) This is what you get, when you use the MVS-Version.
Is the address valid in 24 bit mode (*)
Is the address valid in 31 bit mode (*)
Is it Read-Only (*)
What is where the GREGs point to (*)
What is at the location of operand one and two (if appropriate) (*)
What is in the linkage-stack (if in use)
(if it is a COBOL) What Base-locator addresses the fields
(if it is a COBOL with TEST(..,SYM)) What fields are affected
--->new ---> (if it is a COBOL with TEST(..,SYM)) What where the
last three instructions executed
I found that most of the info I need from a dump is in the answers
to the above questions.
Included in CEEABND is a READ-ME file that
explains all the needed steps to get it to run.