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Status Delivered
Workspace DataStage
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 24, 2016

DataStage resource tracker should be off by default

By default, the resource_tracker process is on for Linux and AIX customers, however, in newer versions of the software it ends up generating large numbers of hung processes that don't go away even when you restart the DataStage engine (see reference PMR). The response from engineering was to turn it off, and they pointed to two documents: and
  • Guest
    Jan 16, 2019

    why would setting APT_DISABLE_TRACKER_STARTUP not work?

  • Guest
    Jan 16, 2019

    It should be "fix or enhance" to be more efficient instead of turning it off.