• Subject: RE: V4R5 PTF for displaying file I/O stats as default
  • From: "Shaw, David" <dshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 13:43:12 -0500

Mark,

I'm glad we have the same hymn book. <grin>  The library a file is in is
part of its identification for me, so I covered that in number one.  I
haven't had to bother with multi-format files in a coon's age, so I forgot
that one - sorry.  As for the darned PTF thing, IMHO the effort they've put
into issuing PTF's for all these years could have created a parameter or
switch somewhere long ago so we wouldn't HAVE to deal with PTF's.  I mean,
come on, this has affected every release since V2R3 - can't they take a
bloody hint?

Dave Shaw
Spartan International, Inc.
Spartanburg, SC
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-----Original Message-----
From: M. Lazarus [mailto:mlazarus@ttec.com]

Dave,

At 11/2/00 11:57 AM -0500, you wrote:
>Personally I think that cover letter (which I've read probably a half-dozen
>times over the years) shows a fundamental lack of understanding on the
>writer's part over how we customers use that screen.  I usually am looking
>at one of three things:
>
>1) Which files does this job have open?
>2) Which file(s) is the job doing a lot of I/O on?
>3) What relative record number was last read from a particular file?
>
>I think there was one time that I cared which activation group a file was
>open in, but that may have been a dream (or a nightmare ;).

  Amen!  Although I do check the activation group once in a while, your 
list is 99.99% of the reasons to look @ that screen (although I'd like to 
add looking @ the library and the format name of the files is useful, too).

  The PTF s/b made permanent and let the activation group view be PTFable.

  -mark
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