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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 22, 2015

Print session info for long transaction in msg log or DUMPDIR

I searched to see if anyone had opened up a RFE for the below and did not find one, if there is one then please disregard.

One of our customers has now hardened down security to such a degree that I can no longer connect to the server in which Informix resides to troubleshoot DBA related problems in an expedient manner . (I am also sure other DBA' s are starting to encounter the same challenges.)

One problem that does crop up (infrequently) is long transaction rollback(s) . During such an event the trx id (onstat -x) is posted to the online msg log and that's all I have to go on since by the time I do manage to get connected the trx has rolled back. It would be very convenient if the session id and output to onstat -g ses/sql would also be output to either the online log or DUMPDIR to assist in determine the offending sql. Also include output to onstat -x since that would reveal the begin log which helps determining if it's really a long trx or simply a trx that remained open too long.

Simply a matter of convenience.