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Need Instrumentation to handle Native Strored Procedures created with the AUTONOMOUS keyword

Need assistance with how to handle native stored procedures created with the ‘AUTONOMOUS’ keyword.  One of the benefits of using the Db2 instrumentation interface, is the ability to follow the flow of  Stored Procedure SQL from the calling application program to the Db2 Stored Procedures and then back to the calling application (this works as all of the SQL runs under the same thread and the same address space as the calling application.  However, the SQL, within Stored procedures created with the ‘AUTONOMOUS’ keyword get their own thread and are executed under the DBM1 address space.  We use the ASID ‘-START TRACE’ filter parameter or, if unfiltered, uses the QWHSACE (from the standard header) to get the address space id to determine if the trace record is one that we’re interested in.    

I tried adding the DBM1 address space id along with the address space id of the measured address space to the -START TRACE, but that caused the -START TRACE command to fail as it’s set up to allow only one address space id.  When I look at the trace records without an ASID() filter, I notice that value in QWHCAACE (in the correlation header) matches the measured address spaces ACE - QWHSACE (in the standard header).    




Standard Header QWHSACE

Corr Header QWHCAACE

233 ‐ Begin Call Autonomous Native SP

259BC420 ‐ ACE points to the address being measured


061 ‐ Begin Update SQL

259BC720 ‐ ACE points to DBM1 address Space


061 ‐ End Update SQL



233 ‐ End Call Autonomous Native SP




Is there some way to include these trace records when specifying the ASID() parameter for the calling application?

  • Carol Priestley
  • Jan 13 2020
  • Need More Information
Why is it useful?
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Common customers that wished to trace stored procedures created with the AUTONOMOUS keyword.
How should it work?

Trace records should be returned with the calling thread

Idea Priority Urgent
Priority Justification Common customer cannot see their Stored Procedure SQL.
Customer Name Compuware Corporation
Submitting Organization
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    Janet Figone commented
    4 May 03:38pm

    Carol, I have reminded the developer reviewing your idea that we are awaiting details on the the information he needs. I will update you as soon as I receive his response. Thank you.

  • Admin
    Janet Figone commented
    21 Apr 05:33pm

    Hello, I'm following up with the Db2 for z/OS developer now to understand what information is needed and we will get it posted here as quickly as possible. Thank you.

  • Carol Priestley commented
    21 Apr 04:21pm

    This is flagged as needing more information. What information do you require?

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