- Specifies the maximum number of minutes a job may use the processor.
Minutes must be a number from 0 through 357912 (248.55 days).
not code TIME=0 on a JOB statement. The results are unpredictable.
- Specifies the maximum number of seconds that a job may use the
processor, in addition to any minutes that you specify. Seconds must
be a number from 0 through 59.
- 1440 or NOLIMIT
- Indicates that the job 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
any of the job's steps 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 job can use the processor for the maximum
amount of time. Coding TIME=MAXIMUM allows a job to run for 357912