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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 19, 2018

Stop monitoring non-observable code

Prevent non-observable functionality from being impacted by the process of code coverage.

When running a program under code coverage, the debug product is actually active but if said program calls another process, in which we have no control over what it does, that process activity is monitored and slowed by the debug activity.

We use a vendor product that performs all its database IO via SQL actions and when code coverage is turned on debugging is turned on and the details of the SQL processing are now logged. Despite the excessive job logs this slows the job down excessively, taking time away from being able to complete or analyze the results in a timely fashion.


Use Case:

In RDi I trigger code coverage via RSE objects filter., selecting the "Debug or Code Coverage (Service Entry)" menu option.
I then activate the code coverage feature.
Finally, I initiate the job that runs the covered program.

It calls another process (third party or internal it does not matter except it needs to process by running SQL statements).


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 7, 2021

    Providing a solution to this request is somewhat complex but, after our initial investigation into the operating system impacts, we are adding this request to our team's list of work to do, though no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    May 7, 2021

    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 - Application Development
    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 - Db2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Sep 8, 2020

    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 - Db2 for i
    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 - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Sep 17, 2018

    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 - Application Development
    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 - Security
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Sep 17, 2018

    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 - Security
    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 - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None