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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 24, 2022
Merged idea
This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit IBMI-I-3410 Extend WRKJOB (or new SQL service) to show open descriptors of a job.

API/Command to Monitor File/Socket Descriptor Merged

Currently, in order to monitor the file/socket descriptor of those jobs we need the job number and put it in the CALL QP0FPTOS PARM(*DUMPLFS 'xxx') command and see the value of each job on each spoolfile. There are more than 50 jobs that the customer is using and with this method, it's quite tedious to collect and see 50 jobs one by one each hour (they want to monitor this hourly). Because there's no other method to monitor the file/socket descriptor in a simpler way can we request an API/command to monitor the file/socket descriptor?
Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 28, 2022
    This is a duplicate of IBMI-I-3410. Please refer to that Idea for updates.
  • Guest
    Oct 26, 2022
    The QP0FPTOS functions are intended for service.

    There are 2 methods to get the objects being used by a job.
    The Retrieve Referenced Objects (QP0LRRO) API will determine what file system objects are 'in use'. This will include the current directory, 'root' for the job, and any objects in the descriptor table. This API returns a count of objects in use as well as additional information for each job.

    The IFS_JOB_INFO SQL table function returns similar information to the QP0LRRO API.

    Is it necessary to see the actual descriptors being used?

    IBM i Development team.