Zvi Kave wrote:
Hi,
I have ILE C program which is called many times every second.
I found that QC2POSIX takes lot of CPU (40%). Someone knows how to make ILE C program resident in memory?
Regards,
Zvi

This basically expands on what Mark said.

1: From what environment is your program called? Is it invoked via repeated job submissions, from pase or qshell, in an interactive environment, from a daemon/server which is running in either it's own subsystem or a system supplied subsystem for server jobs?

2: How is it called? Is is called as a main program or a service program, from a CL, PRG, or COBOL program, from a shell script that's in a loop, as a spawn() from another program, from another C program?

3. If from another C program, is it called directory by a dynamic invocation, by an API call, using the system statement, etc.?

The easy way to make sure that it's called from the same invocation group as the calling program, if it is called from a program, is to use the ACTGRP from the CRTPGM command as Mark said specifying.

Activation group . . . . . . . . ACTGRP > *CALLER

This saves the time and trouble of setting up a named activation group and creating each program for that specific activation group. However, depending on the type of parent program, you may want to set the initial parent to a named activation group or to *NEW. Again, C defaults to *NEW. If you are not educated in activation groups, be sure and read the manuals, ILE Concepts and others, about activation groups as this is an area that is easily misunderstood.

You used to be able to tell the system to pen an activation group into memory, but that option now, if it is still available, only acts as a suggestion.

Now, I am curious as to why you want it resident in memory. Is it not using as much CPU after it is loaded? Exactly what are you trying to accomplish? Do you want it to use less CPU? If so, why as there may be other ways to accomplish the same thing.

Mike

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