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"Lost time" in Design Studio logs

Hello all,

Sometimes in the logs from a Design Studio
application there is some "lost time" in the steps (if you sum up all
the events happening you have a lower number of ms). Usually this time should be
up to 100ms. The issue with the logs I analyzed is that several times the
number gets lot over 1000ms.

I am referring to something similar to this:

733/422 ms: Create system service BICS_PROVIDER_QUERY_VIEW for AM1

In this case the events below this step sum up 733-422 = 311ms

422 is "lost time"

There is something I can do about it?

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    Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 09:07 AM


    the statistics are not intended as a full detailed analysis which operation needs which time exactly, but to give an impression, where massive time is lost. Here are the reasons:

    • The timers of the operating system that are used are not very precise.
    • Some function measure the overall time that the function needs and the amount of time that is spend locally. This is show e.g. as "345/17 ms: Process rendering ".
    • However, while the total time is quite accurate, the locally spent time is often not 100% correct, as only the "main path" of the function is measured.
    • Theoretically the rest of time should be equal to the sum of the total times of the child nodes. However:
    • Not all child nodes are instrumented and produce time data. This is especially the case for smaller operations that are typically no hot spots.
    • 0 ms does not really mean 0, because of timer's resolution
    • In some cases there could be a difference between backend times (spend e.g. on ABAP, time spend on the wire and local time.

    Anyway, the measurement should be precise enough to judge what should be improved.


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  • Posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 02:44 PM

    I'm curious to know what happens when you try the same query using RSRT? Assuming your data source is BW?

    I also found this interesting wiki for Design Studio - do you lose time if you run Design Studio in the "simplified scenario" mentioned in this wiki? Troubleshooting: Isolating issues in Design Studio, simplification of the scenario and application - Business Intelligen…

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