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Db2 for z/OS

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Allow more options on -MODIFY TRACE command

We sometimes get clobbered with processes that generate lots of Db2 accounting records to the point where SMF is overwhelmed in collecting/offloading them. We are able to identify the offending authid with our online monitor, but until we can cont...
1 day ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Submitted

Configure a user-defined value for disabling all IFI request and MONITOR trace processing after a number of abends

When a certain number of abends occurs, while processing IFI requests, processing of all IFI request and MONITOR trace is disabled, requiring an action from Db2 operator/system administrator to be resumed. Today this number of abends, that disable...
11 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

zSort information in Utilities History

When running some utilities Db2 can choose to use zSort. In Utilities History (SYSIBM.SYSUTILITIES). there is a column SORTNAME where you can see if DSSORT or DB2SORT has been used. The information if zSort has been used or not is vital as it can ...
11 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Performance improvement for sync i/o

A track that is not fully formatted is not eligible for sync i/o (zHyperLink). With the existing code, DB2 sends sync i/o request to all tracks, even ones that are not fully formatted. These i/o get rejected and retried as transport mode. I'd like...
15 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Add another counter to indicate that access was allowed due to install SYSADM authority rather than modifying the existing PKG-AUTH UNSUCC-CACHE counter behavior

If Installation SYSADM is used for EXECUTE authority on a package, the entry is not cached in the CACHEPAC area. However, the PKG-AUTH UNSUCC-CACHE count will be incremented even though the Installation SYSADM ID is not being cached in the CACHEPA...
15 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Enhance command -DISPLAY PROFILE with keyword DETAIL

The -DISPLAY PROFILE command allows to determine if profiling is active or inactive on a specific DB2 member. The command returns output similar to: -display profile DSNT753I +DB2A DSNT1DSP DISPLAY PROFILE REPORT FOLLOWS: STATUS = ON TIMESTAMP = ...
21 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

Enhance DB2 System Profile’s history table

Although DB2 profile history tables are available, they cannot currently provide a complete history of enabled and disabled profiles. Actually, a DB2 profile is registered in the history tables only for START PROFILE commands, and only if the prof...
21 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

When dropping table retain OBID for when recreating that same table

Any account that utilizes QREP should want this option of retaining OBID
23 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Enable use of DSN_PROFILE* tables global variables for local workload

At the following link, we see global variables can be used with profile tables. However, there is a sentence that mentions the following:...
23 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Record usage of application plan

In our production environment we have about 15000 application plans. Most of them are probably still used but a lot of them have not been used for several years. We want to get rid of the old ones not to have to rebind them at every new release of...
29 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review