by Dawn May | Jul 10, 2012 | Service, Programming, Systems Management, Troubleshooting
In the 5.4 release, IBM introduced the Work with Traces (WRKTRC) command. This is a handy little utility that allows you to review all the traces that may be active on a partition, as well as a centralized interface for managing traces.
by Dawn May | Nov 28, 2011 | Service, Troubleshooting
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Job Trace, followed by an update on how you can instrument your applications for IBM i job trace. Job trace is but one of many tools used to collect diagnostic data on i.
by Dawn May | Sep 28, 2011 | Service, Programming, Troubleshooting
Last week I wrote about the IBM i Job Trace capabilities. In that article, I briefly mentioned that you can instrument your own application so you can collect your own trace data as part of a job trace.
by Dawn May | Sep 20, 2011 | Service, Troubleshooting
When you have a problem you need to resolve, how you approach doing problem determination depends upon the actual problem. IBM i has a very rich set of diagnostic tools for problem determination purposes.
In this week’s blog, I’ll talk about what is called the “job trace facility.”
by Dawn May | Oct 4, 2009 | Troubleshooting, Work Management
IBM i has always had the capability to display the call stack associated with a job. When threads were introduced on the system, call stacks were provided on a per-thread basis.