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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 28, 2022

CHGASPACT *SUSPEND / if it fails, need info about blocking processes / jobs


in order to do a flashcopy while active we use to to a

chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END)

On some customer systems this fails even with a second try with 90 seconds.

The problem is, there is no information what jobs/processes are responsible for that failing.

We then do a third chgaspact with ssptimoacn(*CONT)


The chgaspact creates a spoolfile or some kind of logfile in IFS, where we get some information about the blocking jobs/processes etc.

We then would have the opportunity to check, whether this blockings could be avoided.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 29, 2022
    This functionality already exists in the CHGASPACT command. If a suspend times out, the output of the command:
    is printed to a spool file named QPCMTCTL.

    Phil Albu
    IBM Power Systems Development