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OpenVMS Process Scheduling States? (COM, CUR)

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The Question is:

I have a GS160 with 4 cpu and 4 gb of memory running in one QUAD.
My question is fairly simple....
If I have 4 processes in a CUR state which means each processor is currently
 running these processes..And then I have 4 more processes in a
COM state, awaiting for control of the processor for execution. My assumption
 would be that this is normal, since we have 4 processors.
Is my assumption correct?

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS scheduling state CUR indicates that the process is
  assigned to and executing on a processor.  The number of processes
  in CUR state can range from zero to the number of processors in
  the configuration.
  The COM scheduling state indicates that the process is computable
  and is waiting to execute.  There can be from zero to the total
  number of processes in the OpenVMS system in the COM state.
  Whether or not having four processes in the COM state is normal
  is entirely dependent on the environment.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-JUN-2001 )

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