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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 18, 2019

Modify how DA launches a job to mimic how FTA launches the same job

FTA launches a job by first launching jobmanrc and then if LOCAL_RC_OK is set to true, it launches .jobmanrc in the logon user's home dir. In this process, it never sets the variable PATH.

A DA launches a job by first launching taskLauncher.sh and then if LOCAL_RC_OK is set to true, it launches .jobmanrc in the logon user's home dir. In this process, it sets the variable PATH to a new set of DA directories and then appends the original value of PATH.

Idea priority Urgent
Use Case
I am in the process of upgrading RCCL from 8.5.1 to 9.4.0.5. One of their FTAs, which is at v9.2, runs a job successfully, bu the same job fails in 9.4 DA. When the FTA runs a job script that runs the curl command without fully specifying the path to it, the system finds it in, /usr/bin. But, when the DA runs it, it finds it in /opt/IBM/IWA/TWS/ITA/cpa/ita/curl, which fails with the following error message: curl: error while loading shared libraries: libgsk8sys_64.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory One of the ways this can be fixed is by setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /opt/ibm/iwa/TWS/tmpGSKit64/8/lib64 in .jobmanrc in the logon user's home dir. But, no custom configuration should be required to run a job by the DA that runs successfully by the FTA. The DA should be able to run it as is. To fulfill this requirement, I found that PATH was being set in /opt/IBM/IWA/TWS/bin/taskLauncher.sh as PATH=$PATH:/bin:/usr/bin causing the curl command to be found in DA's dir before finding the system default one in /usr/bin. I reversed the order so that the system default one is found first, i.e., PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:$PATH. This resulted in the job running successfully without any more custom configuration. I believe this is the way it should've been setup to begin with so that same behavior as FTA can be expected from the DA. I would like this to be reviewed and if agreed, would like to see this changed in the next release/fix pack. The supporting files and joblogs can be found in the case TS002751065.
RFE ID 136628
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM Workload Scheduler (IWS)
  • Guest
    Nov 6, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - Workload Automation and Control Desk
    Product - IBM Workload Scheduler (IWS)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - ITSM Automation and Control Desk
    Product - IBM Workload Scheduler (IWS)