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Provide error handler for secondary thread of multi-threaded job

When a multi-threaded job encounters an unhandled exception, the system should be able to gracefully handle the error with the standard *INQ message to *EXT or QSYSOPR. Background When an unhandled exception occurs in the secondary thread of a mul...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Port Loadlever to iSeries

Loadleveler is a fantastic workload management tool on the AIX platform. It's astonishing that the IBM iSeries, which is known as an amazing batch transaction system, doesn't not have an equivalent tool. Job Scheduler and Advanced Job Scheduler al...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Not under consideration

Separate System journals and logs on CHGCLNUP

There are lots of system journals that do not need to be retained for as long as we retain the system log. It would be nice to specify clean up of these two items separately on the CHGCLNUP tool Use Case: CHGCLNUP could be set to purge system jour...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

WRKJOB: CPI1157-Duplicate jobs found; can it return back to the list?

WRKJOB currently returns a list of matching jobs and asks me to select one. After having done so and examined the selected job, I get returned to a command line. Can it be enhanced to return to the list of jobs? Or the list be enhanced with a 5="W...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

JOBQ that spans multiple systems

Consider possibility of creating a JOBQ that spans multiple systems. Use Case: Think of a client who only has one tape drive (FC attached) but multiple IBM i LPARs. In this case only one client at a time can save to this tape drive. Most saves are...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Notification for Work load capping events

after an upgrade to a new serial number system, WLC information is "deleted" Use Case: thru the PMR I was able to get documentation to cover what happens when a server is upgraded to a different serial number server.The only notification that WLC ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future consideration

Add 'Call stack counter' to QMHSNDSM

Please add a 'Call stack counter' parameter to the QMHSNDSM API. We want to encapsulate the ability to set a scope-handling program in a command so that less experienced programmers can use it without having to understand the nuances of the QMHSND...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Not under consideration

Allow "Display Path Status" from command line

currently the only interface to view the current Disk Path Status is in Service Tools. Would like to be able to see that information from the WRKDSKSTS screens (via a F-11 option view) Use Case: only way to view disk path status is to logon to Ser...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

Publish program QMHSCLVL as an API

Please publish program QMHSCLVL (Additional Message Display) as an API. Use Case: The ILE Dynamic Screen Manager API does not support help key thus there is no additional message display like in panel groups or display files. Having program QMHSCL...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Make Data Queues Faster

Every time I use data queues (DTAQ) on IBM i all the RPG programmers tell me they are too slow. Please make data queues faster so I don't have to listen to those dummies. Use Case: 1). utilize data queues as replacement for arrays so as to avoid a...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Not under consideration