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Re: Strange Performance Problems



fixed

Anyone have the steps to get Mike into Performance Tools?
been a few years & i have no access to a machine to figure it out (sorry
Mike).
I do know GO  CMDPFR should get you a menu full of options.
jim
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Wills" <koldark@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: Strange Performance Problems


V5R2 and I have full rights.

On 6/27/05, Jim Franz <franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> What release are you at? And would you be authorized to the
> tools or is your shop locked down.?
> jim
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Wills" <koldark@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 7:09 PM
> Subject: Re: Strange Performance Problems
>
>
> I believe so, but have never used them nor know how to use them.
>
> On 6/27/05, Jim Franz <franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Have you got Performance Tools product to do analysis of job as it is
> > running, especially the database activity and snapshots of the job
> stack?
> > jim
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mike Wills" <koldark@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 6:52 PM
> > Subject: Re: Strange Performance Problems
> >
> >
> > These "upgrade programs" are written by Lawson. Trust me, these programs
> > are
> > not pretty. If I was to do this over, I would almost want to write my
> own
> > conversion programs. This suckers are ineffient, buggy and big. One of
> the
> > bugs did 50 million IO opperations per record... that was fixed, but how
> > many more bugs like this are out there? The problem is that this is
> > the onlyway to do the upgrade and are therefore at the mercy of
> > Lawson. As far as
> > how they work? I couldn't tell ya. Some access a sybolic link to a
> > csv-based
> > physical file (don't ask, I don't know either). Others do a read from
> the
> > old DB and appear to be a straight dump with a bit a data manipulation
> to
> > handle the new date formated fields (still take forever to run). Still
> > others appear to be a some other form of program that appear to more
> data
> > manipulation of some sort. Trust me, I would never admit to writing
> these
> > suckers.
> >
> > So with that said, Lawson is a service-oriented company. Instead of
> > providing good documentation and best practices, they expect you to hire
> a
> > consultant to do this upgrade for you. We, of course are cheap and are
> > figuring it out on our own.
> >
> > As far as the system goes, I shut down anything I could that did not
> > affect
> > live (Accounting says it has to be up :-( ). There was very little
> running
> > and everything was running at 50 priority.
> >
> > On 6/27/05, Jim Franz <franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > Just to throw out a few more possibilities:
> > > What else is running on the machine when the test is running?
> > > A complex interactive pgm could be killing your system performance.
> > > or a web program chewing up cycles.... I've had some problems
> > > w/Apache running cgi including sqlrpgle and sometimes the cursor
> > > does not close right - i get a 64,000 page job log where sql is
> looping
> > -
> > > other jobs just crawl.
> > > or anything updating or reading the same files you are updating? The
> > fact
> > > that
> > > one test ran slow, but Fri & Wed were ok sounds like something else
> > > going on in 1st test.
> > > Are you calling other programs that used to be in memory (using
> return)
> > > and
> > > now
> > > setting on LR?
> > > Are you calling any clp for each record processed.
> > > You mentioned a change to the conversion pgms?
> > > <quote>The only major change between the two upgrades is that I
> upgraded
> > > the
> > > upgrade programs </quote> Are u saying these are someone elses
> > conversion
> > > pgms and you don't know what's inside them? (be very afraid..) Do they
> > > understand
> > > record locking?
> > > You may have to do a trace to see what is going on here. One extra
> call
> > to
> > > another
> > > program that sets on LR for a multi-million record file can kill
> this..
> > > jim
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
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> > koldark@xxxxxxxxx
> > http://mikewills.name
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