Be cautious about using WRKSYSSTS because you are live in making changes to the system.

Best practice is to use DSPSYSSTS for viewing the same info without the fat finger risk.


On 5/25/2012 9:54 AM, John Allen wrote:
You can't depend on someone constantly watching the QSYSOPR message Queue
for such a critical issue.

We have had something similar happen (as I am sure others have as well) and
luckily we use our own product to monitor
for this type of thing and multiple people were notified via txt messages
(runs 24x7).

Not saying you should run out and purchase our product.

But you may want to consider looking into software purchase or write your

John Allen
DRV Technologies Inc.
MessageFlex Message monitoring software for the Power System running IBM i

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I just saw this happen so thought I'd pass it on. A programmer was
reloading a database on a 700 GB test partition. I just happened to check
WRKSYSSTS and it was at 95% and rising. It went to % system ASP
used . . : 99.9997 before it started going back down. Interactive
(5250) and System I Navigator response times didn't even slow down.

Although I'm sure that it would have if it had gone another .0003%!


Scott Ingvaldson

Senior IBM Support Specialist

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