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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 22, 2018

QALWJOBITP system value enhancement

The QALWJOBITP system value currently allows three values which define the following system conditions

a) Whether jobs are allowed to be interruptible at all.
b) Whether jobs by default are interruptible or uninterruptible.

Given the condition that jobs are a) allowed to be interruptible, and b) by default are uninterruptible, only interactive jobs can be made interruptible, as this change requires manual intervention from within the job in the form of running the Change Job Interrupt Status (QWCCJITP) API.

For the purpose of protecting interactive jobs against being interruptible by default and thus requiring the job user's active intervention to make the job interruptible and yet having the opportunity by default to interrupt batch types of jobs who cannot be made interruptible on request, I suggest implementing a fourth QALWJOBITP system value '3' which by default would make interactive jobs uninterruptible and by default all other job types interruptible.

Previously submitted without any final response:
From: DCRREQ [mailto:dcrreq@us.ibm.com]
Sent: 21. august 2012 21:36

Subject: Design Change Request - MR0821124335

Design Change Request - Thank You for your Design Change Request submission regarding System i.

You request has been acknowledged and issued the following Marketing Requirement Tracking number : MR0821124335

Document Status: Acknowledged

Title : QALWJOBITP system value enhancement


Use Case:

Wanting to protect interactive jobs against being interruptible by default and yet having the opportunity by default to interrupt batch types of jobs who cannot be made interruptible on request.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 2, 2020

    IBM has no plans at this time on delivering this requirement.