• Subject: Re: Batch Job Priorties
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 07:59:13 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Reminds me of one place I worked, they used a Pic system (bleach) that had
a job priority that was strange.  You could set them all the way down to
something
like 1/60 (you would type in "1/60").  Well, they had one manager who kept
wanting his jobs boosted, and they would change it to 2 or 1 (1/1).  He really
thought he was getting boosted, but in fact was only getting a marginal 
increase.

Regards,

Jim Langston

PaulMmn wrote:

> 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?
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> >> (616) 451-2500        |
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>
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