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Thank you for submitting this request. While we understand the intent with the request, it would not prevent the creation of an independent ASP when a directory of the same name already exists in the root. The problem with the vary on would still exist in that the mount would not occur. Instead we feel the better solution would for the vary on to behave similar to libraries as described in RFE 88346
The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” LOW priority feature.
Background: The CEAC members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial 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.
To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT
Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM
Would love to see a warning message if an attempt is made to create a directory as the same name as an IASP, as opposed to preventing it.