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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 21, 2017

Message Queue is FULL!!! Request for CPF2460 to return a fully qualified Message Queue name.

Some of our third party applications use non-user message queues that GO CLEANUP can not clean up. After time, these message queues fill up and can no longer be extended. This will cause the application using the message queue as an event driver to stop working. I would like to purpose two changes.
-Change the CPF2460 message description to return a fully qualified message description name. Currently it only returns the message queue name, so we don't know which library the message queue is having a problem (programmatically) if there are multiple ones on the system.
-Change the way CPF2460 reacts when the message description is used in that it automatically gets sent to the QSYSOPR/QHST when it is used. Otherwise MANY IBM i customers could have full message queues on their system and not know it.

Use Case:

Use case:
This change would help Find/Identify message queues on the system that is full and can not receive any more messages.

-Application message queue MYLIB/MYMSGQ has reached it maximum number of extents and has filled up.
-Another message is attempted to be sent to the message queue, but gets the CPF2460 error in the program message queue of the running job.
-The CPF2460 is also sent to the QSYSOPR message queue and to QHST showing both the Message Queue name and Message Queue library.
-Any monitoring tool that is on the system will pick up the event and clean up the Message Queue or clear it depending on the correct course of action.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 17, 2021

    This RFE is still being considered for a future enhancement, but because it is lower priority it has not yet been completed.

  • Guest
    Oct 10, 2017

    This seems like a valid request. Will look into it further.

  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Work Management and Messaging
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Apr 25, 2017

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends ISV's need to be responsible for managing the message queues in their application(s).

    CAAC has also noted that TAATOOLS has a utility to clear any message queue.

    That said, the CAAC agrees this is a valid requirement, but is a low priority, "nice to have" feature.

    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager