July 22, 2019 Doug Bidwell
We pay attention to bugs and fixes for the IBM i platform here at the IBM i PTF Guide, and we saw some information in Big Blue’s support databases about APARs – short for Authorized Program Analysis Reports – which is an official response from IBM when customers report a problem with a system or find a suspected defect. Not all APARs get PTFs or permanent fixes in subsequent releases, but many, of course, do.
Here is the interesting set of statistics, which has the number of APARs by operating system release level:
- 19,392 on V7R1
- 11,383 on V7R2