• Subject: Re: Batch Job Priorties
  • From: PaulMmn <PaulMmn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Aug 1956 22:39:52 -0400

What's really fun is when people complain about their jobs running slowly.
IS types usually speak of 'bumping up your priority' to 'give you a boost.'

We had some users who knew more than they should, and, while viewing their
jobs, decided to 'bump up' their own batch job priority.  By making the
priority number bigger.

We didn't complain.   (:

And we did change things to keep them from doing it again.

--Paul E Musselman
PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com






>Actually, we run our interactive jobs at a priority of 10, and we run
>our Batch jobs at a priority of 60.
>
>I actually thought that one time, and on a Saturday, with only 3 people
>in the company the system was slow, because someone was running
>an accounting batch job.  Deciding I wanted to get it out of the way
>quickly I changed it to a priority of 1.
>
>What I found is, never change a job to priority of 1 unless you are
>running at a priority of 1!  Everyone's interactive job locked up until
>the batch job finished 40 minutes later.  No one could even log into
>the system
>
>Regards,
>
>Jim Langston
>
>Larry Bolhuis wrote:
>
>> > Just wondering, why are batch jobs running at a priority of 10?
>>
>>   Don't you do that to get them out of the way of the interactive
>> users faster?  It's like when you're almost out of gas in your car,
>> you gotta go fast to get to the gas station before you run out!
>>
>>  - Larry
>>
>> --
>> Larry Bolhuis         | What do You want to Reload today?
>> Arbor Solutions, Inc  |
>> (616) 451-2500        |
>> (616) 451-2571 -fax   | Two rules to success in life:
>> lbolhui@ibm.net       | 1. Never tell people everything you know.


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