Are there any side effects of regularly running the following CA Service Desk Manager Object command: bop_cmd -f bop_diag.frg "list_blocked()"?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Side effects of regularly running the following CA Service Desk Manager Object command: bop_cmd -f bop_diag.frg "list_blocked()"

This command is used to show SREL CA SDM records locks, which is basically a record locked by the system and because that record is locked, other records that reference that locked record are not able to be viewed or edited.

Question:

Are there any side effects of regularly running the following CA Service Desk Manager Object command: bop_cmd -f bop_diag.frg "list_blocked()"?

Environment:
CA Service Desk Manager 12.9 and 14.xAll Supported Platforms
Answer:

The "bop_cmd -f bop_diag.frg "list_blocked()" command should only be executed if advised by CA Support.

This is a debugging script and should not be executed unless there are problems reported with CA Service Desk Manager (CA SDM).

Running this script on a regular basis could result in benign errors similar to the following being written to the CA SDM STDLOGs:

'Spell interp failed at bop_diag.frg:157:list_blocked: ilimit exceeded ' 

In the above error message, there were many blocked messages at that moment when the command was executed and an internal instruction limit is reached, but eventually the block messages will get cleared by themselves by CA SDM.