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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 10, 2022

Change HOLDS LARGE NUMBER OF LOCKS (CPI1466) when using SAVxxx Commands

Change the message issued when running IBM SAVOBJ/SAVLIB/SAVCHGOBJ from CPI1466 (Job Holds Large number of locks) to a new message that is less scary to Users. MSGID(CPI1466) is fine for all other interfaces, however for SAV/RST is isn't necessary. A less scary message should be issued. For example: "A SAVE/RESTORE command has locked a large number of objects. These are not the droids you're looking for. Move along..."

Use Case:

Nightly backups run, well, every night and in QSYSOPR the SysAmin who is also the "Computer Operator" and is also the site manager (i.e., not trained in technology) sees this scary "Job hold large number of locks. This is suspicious!! Danger Will Robinson!"
It isn't suspicious if it is normal, which it is for the IBM-supplied save/restore commands. Please consider changing it to a message with less alarming verbiage.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Mar 17, 2022

    Good suggestion. We will look at improving this message in a future release.

  • Guest
    Mar 16, 2022

    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 - Save, Restore
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None