On Thu, 11 Dec 1997 14:20:00 -0500, Leland, David wrote:

>Ran across something interesting today.  We were running a never-ending
>program which simply did a PING to a few IP addresses every 10 seconds
>to keep the addresses alive.  After running for a couple days I noticed
>our disk usage had gone up dramatically.  Within two days it went from
>41% to 49%.  After looking for the obvious, I thought about that job and
>when I looked at it I noticed that it had used so much temporary storage
>that it was all '+++++++++++'.  Funny thing is, there was nothing in
>it's QTEMP library that was of any size at all.  I did an ENDJOB *IMMED
>on it and after about 2 hours it finally ended and our disk usage was
>back down to it's normal place.
>I'm running the program again and watching it's Temporary storage used,
>and everytime it does a PING, it jumps up about 40 and never goes back
>down.  So, the question is, is this a bug w/ PING or is there something
>I can do to reclaim that Temporary storage after everytime it does a

Could it be the joblog?
Every ping sends a few messages to the joblog (one for each ping, five in all 
plus a header and a summary message).

My 2 cents.
Matthias Oertli, Sydney, Australia 

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