- Specifies the maximum number of minutes the step can use the
processor. Minutes must be a number from 0 through 357912 (248.55
- Specifies the maximum number of seconds that the step can use
the processor, in addition to any minutes that are specified. Seconds
must be a number from 0 through 59.
- 1440 or NOLIMIT
- Indicates that the step can use the processor for an unlimited
amount of time. ("1440" literally means "24 hours.")
code TIME=1440 or TIME=NOLIMIT to specify that the system is to allow
this step to remain in a continuous wait state for more than the
installation time limit, which is established through SMF. "Continuous
wait time" is defined as time spent waiting while the application
program is in control. For example, the time required to recall a
data set from HSM Migration Levels 1 or 2 and/or the time required
to mount a tape is counted towards the job's continuous wait time
if the allocation of the data set was dynamic (that is, issued while
the program was running) while the time required for those activities
will not be counted towards the job's continuous wait time if the
allocation was static (that is, for a DD statement).
- Indicates that the step can use the processor for the maximum
amount of time. Coding TIME=MAXIMUM allows the step to run for 357912
- Indicates that the step is to use the time remaining from the
previous step. If the step exceeds the remaining time available,
the step abnormally terminates.