Spool Performance Considerations

As hardware capacity and workloads on the System i™ increase, considerations should be made to ensure performance of spool operations are efficient. For many customers, the operating system enhancements to increase the number of jobs on the system has resulted in additional spooled files. Because of this, lock contention on spool related objects can occur.

This experience report documents information about spool performance considerations. It is intended to help those customers that are experiencing concerns. Specifically, this report will:

This report assumes that you are familiar with basic information about spooled files and output queues on the System i. You can read more about these topics in the i5/OS Information Center at the following link:

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Anthony Mingo

Published date

August 2004