(Originally posted 2007-05-18.)
As you probably know this year’s UKCMG conference in June 25-27, Whittlebury Hall, Northants.
I noticed when I read the agenda yesterday 2 things:
- Glenn Anderson’s being worked awfully hard. He’s a great speaker so do make the effort to attend his sessions.
- There’s a BOF session on each evening – just before the entertainment.
So I rang Laura at UKCMG up and offered to run a BOF. I got a “that’s highly irregular to book one beforehand 🙂 but a great idea” response from her.
So here’s what I’m proposing…
z/OS and Mainframe Performance Instrumentation BOF
As performance folk we quite often run into frustrations with the performance data, most notably SMF. I could articulate quite a few of those myself. Similarly I’ve found limitations in what the IFASMFDP SMF Dump Program does. Accordingly I’d like to gather a “wish list” of such items and discuss them with the customers who I know are at UKCMG. I’d hesitate to call them “requirements” as this isn’t a formal requirements-gat>hering session. (I have no formal remit for this – but I do have the ear of a number of key developers.)
And I’d obviously like to continue the dialogue – perhaps at other conferences, but certainly by conventional means.
On the Monday I will’ve talked about CPU and Memory instrumentation. That ought to get people thinking.
So please bring your ideas – and perhaps have a think about it beforehand. And feel free to contact me to “put stuff on the agenda”, though I have no formal agenda for this BOF.
And see you at Whittlebury Hall in June!