In discussing ways to remove product complexities we have often considered the elimination of the VM:Secure directory Quick start.
A couple of decades ago, the difference in time to initialize the product for a Quick start and a Source start was significant. Today, we don’t feel the difference in time between a Quick and Source start is as significant and perhaps the extra logic complexities are no longer worth a slight difference in time to initialize the product. If you are running SSI, each agent member always initializes with a SOURCE start. So, for an SSI environment, all but one of the VMSECURE instances in the cluster are already always started with a SOURCE start.
Is there enough time difference between a VM:Secure directory Quick and Source start to keep the extra logic complexity in the product? Are there other reasons that a Quick start is preferred that are not time related? Let us know what you think.
I don't have any objection to getting rid of it. It might actually simplify some things in that on those rare occasions when something does go awry, first thing I try is a SOURCE start and it usually sorts out the problem. So, sounds like some of those rare problems would get resolved before I found out about them.
I think that it would depend on the size of the directory, but given IBM's discouragement of CMS workload, it's likely to affect only us old-timers with legacy workloads. You probably could simplify the logic by omitting the quick start code without any complaints.