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  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: how do I stop a dump of a failing process

    Hello. I have a process that dumps from time to time due to a known bug in the way informix frees memory. This is usually not a big deal since this process has been dumping after hours and not really causing any harm and we know its going away with an upgrade.

    Well, recently this job started dumping during the day and when it does the database grinds to a very slow pace and users notice it. The dump takes about 20 minutes to write its junk out to file...Is there a way to stop this process from occurring and terminate it immediatly? I dont want to turn off the dumps in my onconfig file because then I want capture info on any other issues we have.

    I dont care about this particular dump...we know what does it and we know its going away with an upgrade so if I could skip this 20 minutes of total user torture it would be greate! Someone help please!

  2. #2
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    Re: how do I stop a dump of a failing process

    Originally posted by WiccaChic
    Hello. I have a process that dumps from time to time due to a known bug in the way informix frees memory. This is usually not a big deal since this process has been dumping after hours and not really causing any harm and we know its going away with an upgrade.

    Well, recently this job started dumping during the day and when it does the database grinds to a very slow pace and users notice it. The dump takes about 20 minutes to write its junk out to file...Is there a way to stop this process from occurring and terminate it immediatly? I dont want to turn off the dumps in my onconfig file because then I want capture info on any other issues we have.

    I dont care about this particular dump...we know what does it and we know its going away with an upgrade so if I could skip this 20 minutes of total user torture it would be greate! Someone help please!
    I doubt, if you can turn off selectively. But if the DUMP_DIR is set, change that location to a link as $DUMP_DIR ---> /dev/null.

    Just a thought.
    -Abraham

  3. #3
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    I was afraid of that. Thanks!

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