• Subject: Re: sorting scheduled jobs in a jobq
  • From: "Jeffrey M. Carey" <jeffreycarey@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 10:22:39 -0600
  • Organization: MTI Vacations

Also keep in mind that the job number is assigned when the job starts,
so maybe the first job just happens to take a microsecond longer to get
to the que, so it has to go after the second.

Why not just specify a unique prioity on the jobq for each job?


Christian Zander wrote:
> 
> Hello everybody,
> 
> I have a short question at a behaviour I had never seen before at the
> AS/400.
> 
> Every night we submit some scheduled jobs to save data to different tapes.
> 
> They all have the same job priority, they all have the same date and time
> scheduled. But they did not appear at the JOBQ in the order they were
> launched.
> 
> The list looks like this:
> 
> Job     User    Number  Priority        State
> TAP01   SYSOPR  545668     5            SCD
> QTAPE7  SYSOPR  545671     5            SCD
> TAP02   SYSOPR  545670     5            SCD
> QTAPE6  SYSOPR  545672     5            SCD
> 
> As you can see the job-numbers are not sorted. The job schedulings are all
> the same, but the order should have been 545668, 545670, 545671 and 545672.
> 
> The only way to get this fixed (to get it in the right order) is to change
> the starting times of the jobs corresponding to the wanted sorting.
> 
> We never tried out to let this list be unchanged and see what happens,
> because the correct sorting is essential for us.
> 
> Has anyone seen this before and is there a PTF available to get this fixed?
> 
> TIA
> 
>  Chris
>  calling from Kassel
>  (WOW this is the second message today. I'm _REALLY_ back to the list)
> 
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