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Status Is a defect
Workspace IBM i
Categories JAVA
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 2, 2019

Remove use of jdk7 from IBM i programs

IBM has announced that IBM i 7.3 will be the last version to support jdk7 at:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/Java%20products%20and%20options%20on%20IBM%20i
I believe IBM i 7.3 should stop using it in IBM i supplied programs to make ready.
I ran the following:
CHGAUD OBJ('/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk70') OBJAUD(*ALL) SUBTREE(*ALL)
Waited 24 hours
SELECT journal_code, journal_entry_type, "CURRENT_USER", "JOB_NAME", "JOB_USER", "JOB_NUMBER", PROGRAM_NAME, PROGRAM_LIBRARY, PATH_NAME
FROM TABLE (QSYS2.Display_Journal(
JOURNAL_LIBRARY => 'QSYS',
JOURNAL_NAME => 'QAUDJRN',
STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QGPL',
STARTING_RECEIVER_NAME => '*CURCHAIN',
STARTING_TIMESTAMP => TIMESTAMP('2019-04-01-07.29.00')
)) X
WHERE JOURNAL_ENTRY_TYPE NOT IN('AD', 'ZC') -- Created by CHGAUD
AND PATH_NAME LIKE '%jdk7%'
;

And the only hit was QCLNSYSLOG which I believe to be part of GO CLEANUP.


Use Case:

Ensure we are using the latest JDK for security and patch reasons.
Be ready for future release upgrades.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    May 5, 2020

    This is more like an issue , please open PMR for it.thx.

  • Guest
    Apr 9, 2019

    My audit has also found:
    Job name, job user, program name, program library
    ADMIN, QTMHHTTP, QP0ZPCP2 , QSYS
    QCPMGTAGT , QCPMGTDIR , QDIRSTRJVA, QCPMGTDIR

  • Guest
    Apr 3, 2019

    My audit has discovered that RTVDIRINF is also using jdk7.