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Allow interactive jobs to run threaded applications
Currently interactive jobs on the IBM i are not allowed to run multithreaded applications.
Whilst there is a possible "workaround" to execute these in PASE / QSH; yet to be verified in our instance if this works or not, the ability to execute a native IBM i command that used threaded applications would be preferable.
Our current software runs OK in batch multithreaded since the job description is defined with ALWMLTTHD(*YES) and we specify ALWMLTTHD(*JOBD) on the SBMJOB command.
We are looking to get our interactive sessions to allow multi-threaded applications to run so they can communicate with the multi-threaded batch job.
For example we send a message to the batch job requesting statistical run time information and get that back and display it to the requestor running on the IBM i. Based on the response the requestor can then send other messages that allow us to update run time parameters in the batch job.
We can already do this from Windows, Linux and Unix machines to the IBM i batch job.
Customers have asked for the same feature for IBM i consoles (interactive jobs).
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