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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 11, 2024

UTILITY wait for other Utility

Consider a Utility A executing on an Db2-object (example LOAD) and another incompatible Utility B trying to acquire drain on the same Db2-object (example QUIESCE). Db2 immediately rejects this Utility B, without waiting.

We suggest a new Utility option with assume a Drain wait, similar as Drain_wait that currently exist on some Shrlevel-Change-Utilities (Like Reorg Online or Load Online).

Thanks’ for letting us contribute to Db2

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    Janet Figone
    May 14, 2024

    Dear Maria, Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. Our Db2 utilities development team reviewed it and provided the following feedback:

    Unlike DML, utility execution generally runs much longer, and it's not uncommon for an exclusive utility like LOAD/REORG/RECOVER to run for minutes, hours or even days. Also, incompatible utilities need to wait for each other to finish completely, not until its next commit point like drain/wait processing does with DML.

    For this reason, it is not really conceivable to implement a wait/retry processing between utility executions, knowing that it is likely to timeout if the wait is short, or cause other system resources issues like SYSUTILX contention if the wait is long. Over the years development team is focused on letting potential compatible utilities to run concurrently instead (like REORG SHRLEVEL CHANGE and COPY SHRLEVEL CHANGE on the same object). Therefore, we are not considering this idea.

    We appreciate your input to the Db2 Utilities development team. And we hope that you will continue to submit enhancement suggestions for improvements as customer feedback is a key component to shaping the future direction of Db2 Utilities.


    Db2 Utilities Team