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  1. #1
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    Red face Unanswered: shared memory dump problem

    Hello All. I am working in a shop where we have a 9.3 Informix database running on a RS6000 (AIX/Unix) that is suffering from a bug that causes a database shared memory dump about every 30 minutes.

    We are working with IBM on getting the bug patched and thats a story in itself. What I am wondering is if there is a way to turn off these dumps or direct them to null or anything to mitigate that dumping process? Anyway, these dumps slow our system to a crawl for a short time and make everyone just generally miserable.

    Pardon me if I sound totally ignorant of all things Informix, I am not afraid to admit it! Thanks in advance.
    -d
    When in doubt just ask your self,
    -WWSBD?-
    (what would Sponge Bob do?)

  2. #2
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    Yes there is a way to turn mem dumps off.
    Check your $INFORMIXDIR/etc/$ONCONFIG file at the bottom.
    In there you have parameters like:
    DUMPDIR and DUMPSHMEM.
    If you set the last one to 0, no mem dump will occur.
    rws

  3. #3
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    Thanks!

    I love this forum! Thanks...
    -d
    When in doubt just ask your self,
    -WWSBD?-
    (what would Sponge Bob do?)

  4. #4
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    Now all you need is a little informix love....
    rws

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