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Token Ring???
OMG, I just had a flashback to my days of selling twinax gateways (lol, spellchecker doesn't like twinax)

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
Sent: Friday, August 5, 2022 10:30 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Dave <dfx1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: System shutting down due to memory overload

In my 34 years on the platform I have never seen this happen.

What I HAVE seen happen is that a job crashes due to the demand for
memory that was not there. That can be ugly for that job of course but
the system moved on.

The only time I've seen a system almost lock up due to memory demand was
back in the token ring days when error recovery was looping due to an
open ring. The system didn't crash by nearly all memory was in the
*MACHINE pool bringing the rest of the system to its knees. Varying off
the TR Line brought it back.

Have you actually seen a machine simply shut down because memory was full?

NOTE: This is different from running out of disk space due to the growth
of temporary storage (paging space ). In that case QSTGLOWACN and
QSTGLOWLMT will dictate what happens and when.

- DrF

On 8/5/2022 9:31 AM, Dave wrote:

What happens exactly on the i when a job uses so much memory that the
system shuts down?
Is it a controlled shutdown or does it just switch off?
What protection is available from, for example, a batch test that goes
wrong and creates too many records in a physical file resulting in a memory
full situation?
What protection do you yourselves have from such a scenario (apart from the
programme responsible using his commonsense :-) ) ?

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