The CLI releases control blocks it has acquired in one of two different ways, depending on how the controlling option is set.
The two possible release mechanisms are as follows:
- Return the control block to the free chain
- Dynamically free the control block
The process is described below:
|WHEN the total number of control blocks allocated is . . .||THEN the released control block is . . .|
|less than the installation-specified maximum value||placed on the free chain.|
|anything else||dynamically freemained.|