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Re: TIMA cpu use VS DLYJOB



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I did some work for a customer who had a model 170 that ran one job. The job would read a file to see if data was in it. If not it would read the file to see if there was data in it. If not it would.....

So the thing ran at over 99% of the CPU all day and that's why they moved it to a server all it's own as it was affecting production.

I asked if they had considered EOF Delay. They said they didn't want the thing to wait they wanted it to get the next record right away. When I explained how EOF Delay worked they face palmed.

I will say the READ counts on that file were truly awesome especially for a mere 170!

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 3/17/2014 12:17 PM, Gary Thompson wrote:
Thanks Brad!

I've been using F10, thinking I wanted cpu
re-calculated since the last F10 press, and
not "average" cpu over an extended period
with a mix of "run" and "sleep"

After watching this job today, I think I've
made some mistake . . . the time spent in
Status = TIMA seems way too short . . .

The program is coded:
sleep(IdleSec);

Where IdleSec is a 3,0 Numeric (Zoned) value
fetched from a data area . . .

the data area currently has the value: 120

I need to run in debug to verify the mechanics . . .

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bradley Stone
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 9:14 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: TIMA cpu use VS DLYJOB

Are you using F5 or F10 to view the CPU in WRKACTJOB? And how much time are you sleeping?

I have similar jobs that do this and when sleeping take virtually zero CPU.

Brad
www.bvstools.com



On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM, Gary Thompson <gthompson@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

We run a "never-ending" job that monitors for shipments that are ready
for customer delivery and which require an EDI 856 Advance Shipment
Notice.

My question is why the amount of CPU use reported on Work with Active
Jobs shows something like 34% when the job is in Status = TIMA ?

The exact percent CPU use appears to vary depending on load so that
the use during Status = TIMA is lower on a busy system, and higher on
a less busy system.

This job is based on an SQLRPGLE program that calls
sleep() between steps which process products as they are prepared for
customer delivery and creates the required documents and data required
for the Advance Shipment Notice.

I wonder if it would be better to replace the call to sleep() with a
call to a CLLE module to run a DLYJOB command ?
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