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Status Under review
Workspace Db2 for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 25, 2023

Enhanced Instrumentation for workfiles

A possibility through IFI and/or a new command -DIS WORKFILES to get an “asis” use list of all work pools (Sort , DGTT, Work etc.) This data is crucial for tuning the number, size and type of the work spaces that we all have. The output should be a repeating block list (as normal for IFIs) or just lots of lines in the command output split into 4k, 32k and also whether or not the space is Segmented, PBG (with MAXPARTITIONS if possible!) , PRIQTY and SECQTY. It must also contain a list of “owners” of the data within, CORR fields etc., If available, and also Application name, primary auth, stmtid, static/dynamic, sort size (high water mark for at least sort would also be very cool to have as this is a critical threshold!), record size and count. Nice to have would be: What triggered the use of the work space? DGTT, scrollable cursor, order by etc. Finally the current OBIDs in use must also be output as this 11,000 limit gets hit a lot and it comes a little “out of the blue”!

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