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Work Management and Messaging

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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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Send message CPPEA55 to QSYSMSG.

The system generates message CPPEA55 when it detects a service processor battery failure, but it is not currently sent to message queue QSYSMSG. If it were sent, a user message handling program attached to QSYSMSG could monitor for this message an...
3 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 Future consideration

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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

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...
6 months 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future 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...
over 1 year 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

Add subsystem name to CPF1164 job ending message

Need to identify when a job(s) end from a user defined subsystem.Currently, there are 50 jobs, some duplicate names.Job could end normal or abnormal. These jobs always need to be running. Note: the subsystem name does exist on the the CPF1124 mess...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future consideration

RTVSYSVAL variable length requirements

IBM i, currently at V7R4M0. Created CL program to retrieve the QSYSLIBL and QLURLIBL system values. Compiled without errors. When manually calling the CL program, the following error message was received. Additional Message Information Message ID ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future consideration

Command / SQL service to retrieve specific IPL attributes

Increased use of flash copy requires changes to IPL attributes before the copy has been made, to control the behaviour of the cloned partition. These changes need to be reverted on the parent partition to avoid unwanted behaviour at IPL. Althoug...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration