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Installation Parameters

GiAPA is rather flexible. When shipped, the parameters are set to a reasonable average value suitable for most installations, but the limits for e.g. how many resources a job may use before it should be checked and reported varies of course depending on applications and machine size.

This is a list of some of the possibilities for modifying the way GiAPA works:

When starting GiAPA, the user can specify if, and limits for when, looping jobs should be reported. A list of jobs that never should be reported looping is available.

Exception reports are  normally wanted - installation parameters control the limits defining what an exception is. Examples:

  • how much CPU should a job use before GiAPA takes a closer look at the job?
  • how many records should a file access before GiAPA should keep the details for the file?
  • how many call levels of program stacks should be kept?
  • for how many threads should call stacks be requested for multi-threaded jobs?

It may also be specified which jobs never should be analyzed in details, although they use a lot of resources (Typical example: Mirroring software).