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Work Management and Messaging

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Change ADDWLCGRP "Add Workload Group" to set the processor limit < 1,0

Our customers are using LPARs with less than one CPU assigned. To reduce the impact of ad-hoc queries (e.g. via ODBC) we need to set a CPU limit of the ODBC subsystem. Currently with a workload group we can only set a limit to a whole CPU. But we ...
8 days ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 Submitted

Add exit point for job message queue full event

IBM has provided the very useful SQL table function QSYS2.JOBLOG_INFO to return the messages in a job log (we also have the messaging API's, but I will focus on JOBLOG_INFO here because of its ease of use). JOBLOG_INFO can be used to investigate w...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Submitted

Terminate long running tasks on end requests

In order to terminate a program gracefully during an end request (ex. ENDJOB, ENDSBS, ...) the job end status can be checked (ex. RTVJOBA ENDSTS in CL or %ShtDn in RPG) and acted accordingly. The problem is however that when a job is executing lon...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Under review

Value of column Temporary storage in WRKACTJOB should show the same value as WRKJOB

Sine IBM i 7.2 the new column "Temporary storage" has been added to the command WRKACTJOB . Sometimes it does not show the same value as in: WRKJOB OPTION(*RUNA) QUSRJOBI / JOBI0150 SELECT TEMPORARY_STORAGE FROM table(active_job_info()) I have alr...
2 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

Change the performance adjuster algorithm

The performance adjuster algorithm looks only if the pool is paging but doesn't care if it has already free memory. This causes sometimes that a pool start stealing a lot of memory without using it. The algorithm should look at the unallocated mem...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Change HOLDS LARGE NUMBER OF LOCKS (CPI1466) when using SAVxxx Commands

Change the message issued when running IBM SAVOBJ/SAVLIB/SAVCHGOBJ from CPI1466 (Job Holds Large number of locks) to a new message that is less scary to Users. MSGID(CPI1466) is fine for all other interfaces, however for SAV/RST is isn't necessary...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

Add an API or similar option to an existing API to get all messages for a specified Job

Today if you need all messages for an ACTIVE Job you have the Joblog Message APIs, and if you extract the Exception Message Queue for the job you also have that msg queue. But in the context of a Scheduled Job that runs and has finished processing...
4 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Not under consideration

Include the Message File and library in the QUSEC (ERRC0100 or ERRC0200) when returning messages from APIs

Today, when the QUSEC struct is passed to an API, the MSGID and MSGDTA values are returned. However the Message File from which the message was retrieved/sent is not provided. This causes an issue with messages such as GUI0002 or SQLxxxx that do n...
4 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Not under consideration

Improve diagnostics when routing work by user profile with allow_rollover set to NO and the subsystem is not active

When routing work by user profile with QSYS2.SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING, the allow_rollover parameter dictates the behavior if the target subsystem is not active. I always recommend allow_rollover to be NO in a production environment as that allows en...
11 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

Help message enhancement to add detail for QPWDLVL 2/3

Please add for QPWDLVL help text 2/3 with following information: When the IPL to change to Password Level 2/3, the OS will create an lower case version of everyone's password. At the end of the IPL every user that has a password will have an all U...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration