truax @ wrote on 09/232/97 at 03:38:22 pm

>Hi all,
>Someone told me that using WRKACTJOB is a system killer; I agree that
>this is true as it is a pretty intensive information-gathering command.
>However, this person went on to say that once you do WRKACTJOB from your
>session that it remains "invisibly active" and continues to drain
>resources, and will only be stopped when you sign off your session.  Is
>this possibly true?
          You have to explore all of the parameters of the WRKACTJOB
Command.                           the same applies to the WRKSYSSTS and
WRKDSKSTS .                                        Say you have 700 jobs in
your AS/400 Interactive, Batch, Communications, DDM, Pashthru, TCP/IP,
Printers, Fax Save/Restore Jobs, and there is a couple of SQL jobs running,
(OPNQRYF ..) Querys and the creation of Logical Files in batch mode over
files that have 15 million records.  and,,,, your in-house developers run
the WRKACTJOB at the same time ... Well you better start thinking how to
run / secure / these commands. There are some basic guidelines. Ask your
software developers to   run the command against a subset of the system
(Subsystem/.. etc) . If possible run the command in batch mode to *PRINT,
if you run these commands look into the RESET(*YES/*NO) options. Signoff
your session(s) once or twice a day (Good set of practices) Make life for
everyone easier. If you know that you have a runnaway job that is chewing
up CPU Utilization, well have a Never Ending Program monitoring  for this .
And I am going to stop here because if Chuck Yagger  from IBM reads this He
may want to start telling you how expensive this commands are. ..  Ah the
answer is YES !  .. Bye and Good Luck.

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