Hi, Neil:

Neil Palmer <neil@systemetrix.ca> on 09/23/97 07:38:15 AM
> Yes this is true.  You can easily show this (same with WRKSYSSTS, 
> WRKDSKSTS), by running the command, and then exit with F3.  A while later 
> run the command again and you will see the elapsed time has been counting 
> from when you first ran the command.

This is equivalent to saying that an invoice-entry program stays active so
that invoices can be aged months later.  There are _records_ kept (albeit in 
memory) of the latest statistics (just like there is a record of an invoice), 
and these are retrieved (from memory) when WRKACTJOB is restarted, or when F5 
is pressed.  The CPU hit is between the time you press ENTER on the command
line that says WRKACTJOB (or press F5) and the time that the display
appears on the screen.  There is no "secretly active" process at all.

On Mon, 22 Sep 1997, Tim Truax wrote:

> 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?

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