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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 9, 2015

Method to prevent DB2 from modifying operating system tunables; print diag msg instea(RIMS)

Goldman Sachs deploys hundreds of db2 database instances. Many of these instances are configured to consume predefined resources in a system shared with other instances or dbms' or applications. In many cases, these instances are duplexed via QReplication and there are sanity checks to assure that both the Primary and contingency system remain identical in configuration. DB2 has the ability (during startup) to modify both kernel and user operating system tunables (for example, 'shmmax' just to name one). This poses two problems for Goldman Sachs; Firstly they do not want DB2/STMM to decide what share of free system resources should be consumed by DB2 versus other applications (they have already calculated this during capacity planning). Secondly, in duplexed environments this causes Primary and contingency system configurations to go out of sync. Goldman would prefer a means (ie. db2 registry variable or configuration setting) to prevent DB2 from modifying kernel or user tunables. Instead it would be ideal if DB2 just printed a db2diag.log warning message with the tuning recommendation. [Goldman Sachs would like this to be available in Galileo, especially to compliment the DB2_CPU_BINDING functionality which will see more customers using multiple instances on the same hardware]