It's still there and you may still use it. BUT:

It is an ancient 8.3 capital letters only file system. Microsoft no longer supports it.

That file system is not thread-safe. This can cause many issues depending on what you use it for.

If you have file shares to /QDLS and you map any other drive to IBM i before you attempt to map QDLS it will likely fail. This goes back to the threadsafe problem.

It's slow because it's stored in EBCDIC so everything going in and out of it via Netserver gets converted.

Anything you can do with it can be done in the IFS.

Sadly there are still vendors that use it because they simply haven't bothered to hear IBM tell us to 'please stop using it'. Unfortunately until everyone finds out that it is being removed from the next release, vendors won't put any effort into moving out of it. Actually some vendors won't move until there are no more supported releases that still have Folders and QDLS.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.Frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service.
www.iInTheCloud.com - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 11/8/2015 8:35 AM, Mike Cunningham wrote:
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Is the DLO used for anything anymore at or after V6? I know we don't use it for any in house development. Still has over 2,700 objects in it.

Mike Cunningham?

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