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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 4, 2019

DLYJOB add handling for controlled end request

When a controlled job end is requested, such as after an ENDJOB *CNTRLD or ENDSBS *CNTRLD, it would be nice if DLYJOB could be interrupted to permit graceful shutdown of a process.

Use Case:

It would be nice to add some option to DLYJOB where a controlled end request would cause the DLYJOB to send an escape message that we could monitor, and perform some graceful shutdown actions when the job needs to be suspended instead of just having the jobs be cancelled *IMMED when the job/sbs end timeout expires.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    May 4, 2022
    A new parameter, CTLEND, has been added to the DLYJOB command to allow the user to specify the controlled end action. For more details on this new parameter, see the DLYJOB command documentation:

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Aug 3, 2021

    We are working towards providing this function in a future release.

  • Guest
    Sep 30, 2020

    We agree that this would be a good enhancement and it is still a candidate for a future enhancement.

  • Guest
    Jul 16, 2019

    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 - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None