Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 1 “A Luta Continua” (“The Struggle Continues”)

(Originally posted 2016-04-09.)

We enjoyed recording Episode 0, learning as we went. And people seem to have enjoyed it. So we recorded another one.


So here are the show notes for Episode 1.


By the way we publish the show notes with the audio.


You can get the series (and it is a series now) from here, and Episode 1 from here.

And rest assured we have plenty of plans for the future.

Episode 1 “A Luta Continua” (“The Struggle Continues”) Show Notes

Here are the show notes for Episode 1 “A Luta Continua” (“The Struggle Continues”).


Our “Mainframe” topic is about the new z/OS V2.2 ISPF 3.17 Mount Table enhancement.

To try it out on z/OS V2.2: ISPF 3.17, then File_Systems pull down, then the new options are #1 or #2. Type “x” for toggling between expanding and contracting. Use the Help pulldown for more commands available.


Our “Performance” topic is about long term page fixing DB2 buffer pools, and a related question: Whether to use 1MB pages.


Under “Topics” we discussed Markdown, a very easy way of creating formatted text. (In fact these notes were written in Markdown using a plain text editor on Linux.)

Not that we are heavy users of Android apps there are apparently plenty of Markdown tools there too. See here.

Martin briefly mentioned the possibility of driving Python’s Markdown processor Python Markdown on z/OS using Jython (which is Python interpreted using Java).

From The Blog

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Contacting Us

You can reach Marna on Twitter as mwalle and by email.

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Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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