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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - Other
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 7, 2022

Compiler: Replace object without moving existing object to QRPLOBJ

We have a LPAR which is used as a build server for ILE objects. Therefore the LPAR will only execute compiler commands, save the created objects and send them to another server. The compiled objects will never be used (called) on this LPAR.

When we do a build of our software the generated objects has a size of 30GB. So every build will fill the library QRPLOBJ. To clean up the library QRPLOBJ we have a job that executes CLRLIB QRPLOBJ every 5 minutes. But when CLRLIB is in execution some compiler jobs will go into job status LCKW when it wants to move the existing object to QRPLOBJ. When LCKW reaches the default wait time and QRPLOBJ is still locked the object will be moved to QTEMP (CPI2118).

To avoid this we want a option to control what to do with existing objects.

  • Move to QRPLOBJ (the current function when using REPLACE(*YES))

  • Move to QTEMP (new. Our jobs will be executed from PASE via cmake, therefore the QTEMP object will automaticly cleared after the compile of one object is finished)

  • Delete existing object (new)

We have no option to delete the existing object before executing the compiler command in our build pipeline.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 15, 2022

    Perhaps you could replace the CLRLIB LIB(QRPLOBJ) command with a couple of DLTOBJ OBJ(QRPLOBJ/*ALL) OBJTYPE(*PGM/*FILE/etc) commands. This way the QRPLOBJ library won't be locked.

  • Guest
    May 13, 2022
    IBM has reviewed this requirement extensively, other options like QTEMP start to introduce a number of other significant concerns and issues .Additionally, this is a significant work effort if it were to be entertained. This is being declined at this point in time