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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Web Serving
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 15, 2019

Gracefully Shutdown of Prestarted Jobs

When there is Program monitored error within an prestarted Job we Need a way to end the Job gracefully.

Therefore we want to be able to send a Program defined Response while inhibiting other requests from entering the prestarted Job.
Which means that this Job should not be reused again.

This is the case when
1. Files exist in the QTEMP Environment and can not be deleted.
2. The Library List can not be recovered.
3. There is a mess with Activation Groups.

Use Case:

In context of Webservices.

1. If we change the Version of our Webservices we want to be able to roll out a new Version without interrupting on going requests.

2. In case of critical Errors we must be able to prevent the reuse of a Job in order to give meaningfull error Messages and set custom HTTP Headers.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 27, 2021

    IBM agrees with the request and a solution appears to be desirable and feasible. IBM intends to provide a solution. However, IBM's plans may change and no commitment is made that a solution will be provided.

  • Guest
    Nov 26, 2019

    Please provide more details about your request and use case, as requested by CAAC below. The problem description and the use case do not seem to match each other.

  • Guest
    Nov 26, 2019

    The CAAC has reviewed this RFE. More information is needed. Please clarify the Use Case and explain more the problem you are trying to solve.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager