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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2 Sort for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 24, 2022

SMF data for use of SORTL and z15 Z Sort accelerator

Recently we have had some issues and queries around use of SORTL by Db2Sort and currently the only way to track whether SORTL is being used by Db2Sort is to scan every job and look for the message "CNK558I SORTL INSTRUCTION USED". To report on usage across thousands of jobs this is not a practical solution. So we need SMF records cut by Db2SORT when SORTL is utilised.

Needed By Quarter
  • Admin
    May 13, 2022

    IBM finds this a good serviceability enhancement feature. There are other performance enhancement features we are currently considering for Db2 Sort, and all requirements, including this one, will be prioritized according to our product strategy. We will update the status when the prioritization is finalized and we have better visibility to when this Idea can be delivered.