This is a confirmation of the specifications.
PRODUCTS: CA 2E r8.7 (COBOL)
ENVIRONMENT: IBM i V7R3
The common I/O feedback area of the IBM i operating system referenced in Y2IOPEN, Y2IDSPFIO, Y2IPRTFIO, etc. has changed in IBM i V7R3.
The following incompatibility information is from IBM:
The "Write operation count", "Read operation count", "Write-read operation count", and "Current block count" fields in the common I/O feedback area are changed from binary 4 fields to unsigned binary 4 fields.
Applications that use these fields must be modified to accept the changed fields.
Does this change in Common I/O feedback area affect 2E r8.7?
Should we respond to this change?
Release : 8.7
Component : CA 2E
There is no cause of concern.
The changes that IBM has carried out at V7R3 do not cause any issues in 2E.