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Change QUSRUSAT to work with LOCKED User Space Objects

When using the QUSRUSAT (Retrieve user space attributes) API, the API hangs/waits when the *USRSPC is *EXCL or *EXCLRD locked by another process. However since this is a read-only API, it should NOT wait. Other APIs, like DSPOBJD, QUSROBJD, etc. d...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Last use date of folder in System Log

In Content Manager OnDemand for i:A new System Log message that indicates which Folder was used to submit a query, the metadata / indexes searched for, and maybe the total combined time (CPU seconds & wall-clock seconds) to complete the query ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

AJS - immediately transfer calendar changes to job planning entries

Licence Program 5770-JS1:If a calendar (run, holiday and fiscal) is changed, the properties of the affected jobs should be automatically and immediately adjusted accordingly. Use Case: Several jobs are controlled via the calendar RUN and the holid...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Add Continuation Handle to QWCRJBLK API

"Job holds a large number of locks" but the best we can do is the limitation on the size of a Poitner to a User Space (16M) of available space to dump the job locks info with QWCRJBLK. The API needs to have a Continuation Handle like those used in...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

New and modern type of subfile

Many of us asked to improve the subfiles, but all requests failed. Probably because the part of the operating system that mange subfiles contain old code and it is hard to do any changes. Suggestion: introduce a new type of subfiles, that will be ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Need additional ways to route jobs into subsystems other than User ID and IP address via SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using a WebSphere application that accesses the IBM i using DB2 UDB for iSeries (Toolbox). By default, this runs jobs on the IBM i under the QUSRWRK subsystem. We need to configure the system so that all the QZDASOINIT (or QZDASSINIT) jobs ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

IP based Printers

An API that can show IP addresses for remote output queue or printers using IP addresses. We have several client systems that we support. Having a simple way to list those IP addresses would make supporting their systems easier for us. Use Case: W...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

Prepare for Jobnumer > 6 digits

For sure this will lead to some discussion - customer asks if job number will be somewhen extended to 6 digits. Currently jobnbr/jobusr/jobname is not a unique combination but you need to force an overrun with looping jobs.Also sysval QMAXJOB must...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Not under consideration

Enhance QSYS2.SCHEDULED_JOB_INFO

I would like to request that QSYS2.SCHEDULED_JOB_INFO be enhanced to include IBM Advanced Job Scheduler entries. Thank you. Use Case: I need to query the advanced job schedule entries and job scheduled entries in order to search for specific entri...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Remove obsolete options from CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG

Many of the options on CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG are no longer viable. IBM hasn't supported iSCSI since 2016. Starting with the release after 7.5 they should limit it to options currently supported. I would suggest defaults of CRTNWSD TYPE(*GUEST) CRT...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration