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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 ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Add Adopted User Profile(s) to QUSRJOBI and RTVJOBA

Apparently there is no way to retrieve the User Profile under which a job is running when a program that Adopts another User Profile is in the call stack. For example, User BOB signs on and calls program XYZ which is owned by QPGMR and uses adopte...
3 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Under review

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...
2 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

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...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under 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...
6 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...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Must Gather Tool (MGT) Command helptext

MGT is a great set of tools helping you when dealing with problems. The only thing it lacks is proper command help text. Yes there are web pages available dealing with the commands available, but they are not always up to date. When looking at the...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration