Not really my area of expertise, but the other day I came across a Red Paper
4454 "Best Practices for Managing IBM I Jobs and Output" which I found
informative and you may get a few tips from.


Jim Hawkins
Programmer Analyst
Interkal LLC
Kalamazoo, MI
from: Don Brown via MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: *SSHD Job generating joblogs every second

I have an open ticket with IBM but at this stage they are suggesting a
test PTF for the issue which is going to take days.

The other morning I had a call from a site we look after where users could
not sign on.

Below is the initial steps taken and details of two joblogs showing
errors. Stopping *SSHD stops the issue.

The system generated over 160000 jobs which had joblogs *pending and
exceeded the maximum jobs.

Anybody seen anything like this or have any comments/suggestions ?

System would not allow any new jobs as system tables were full.

Have increased MAXJOBS to allow new jobs to be started.

DSPJOBTBL F11 shows large numbers of joblog pending

WRKJOBLOG shows very large number of job(QP0ZSPWP) being created for user
QECOFR approximately every 1 second.

Many of these are relating to CPFA09C Not authorized to object. Object is

Also following messages;
sshd[1540655]: rexec line 96: Deprecated option UsePrivilegeSeparation
sshd[1540655]: Invalid user dick from port 56678
Space offset X'00000000' or X'0000000049424D55' is outside current limit
for object QPADEV0002CCLFC 101610.
PASE for i ended for signal 11, error code 1.
Value for call stack counter parameter not valid.
Application error. CPFB9C6 unmonitored by QP0ZPCPN at statement
0000000278, instruction X'0000'.
This job ended abnormally.
Job 077740/QSECOFR/QP0ZSPWP ended on 15/01/20 at 00:00:10; .029 seconds
used; end code 30 .
This has only started from 00:00:00 on 15/01/2020 Eg Today

Job . . : QP0ZSPWP User . . : QSECOFR Number . . . : 109232

Not authorized to object. Object is /QSYS.LIB/EN_US.LOCALE.
Job ended abnormally.
Job 109232/QSECOFR/QP0ZSPWP ended on 15/01/20 at 13:14:27; .025 seconds

used; end code 30 .

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message: 6
date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:17:44 +0000
from: "Steinmetz, Paul via MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: Quickest, easiest way to load OS on new partition


Another option would be a full restore from one of your IBM I partitions.
This would also test your recovery at the same time.


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Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:18 PM
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Subject: Quickest, easiest way to load OS on new partition

We have an HMC-managed Power 8 with several IBM i partitions along with
other AIX and Linux partitions. What is the quickest, easiest way to load
the OS on a newly created partition?

We don't have physical media but we do have the full V7R3 OS in an IFS
directory on one of the existing partitions. These are the images that were
used when we upgraded the other partitions to V7R3 (probably V7R3 TR3 so we
would have to get the latest TR and PTFs after we get the new partition

The partition has not yet been created (if that's a factor in your
recommendation). This is not i-hosting-i - this will be a separate
partition with its own resources.


Steve McKay
(205) 585-8424
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