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We want to know when we run 100 Files triggers jobs at the same time on a AIX machine, how many process does autosys create?



Release : 11.3.6

Component : CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys)


When you run a File Trigger job, there is no new process spawn by the WA Agent process. The job is run as a thread of the Agent process.

One exception is the Create type of File Trigger jobs. If filemonplugin.runexternal is set to true for the WA Agent, then each job will be run as a separate process to execute the filewatch command. To execute the filewatch command, the agent may create a temporary shell script to execute it. Therefore, for each File Trigger job in that case, there will be three new processes, cybspawn.exe, temporary shell script, and filewatch, running at the same time.
If you have 100 jobs of the same type (File Trigger: CREATE) running at the same time, there will be three hundred processes running at the same time if the agent is configured to run FT jobs as external processes.