This Natural profile parameter specifies the search algorithm that is to be used for allocating storage in the Natural buffer pool.
||This indicates that a selection process is to be used for allocating storage. The selection process consists of browsing the whole buffer pool directory and comparing different entries in order to find the most suitable entry. This method was formerly known as Algorithm 1+2.|
||This indicates that the next available unused or free space is to be used. The search for the next available space is done from a pointer to a directory entry. The pointer moves in a wrap around fashion. This method may be used in combination with a buffer pool cache.|
|Dynamic specification||yes||This parameter can only be specified dynamically.|
|Specification within session||no|
METHODsubparameter of the
BPIprofile parameter or the
BPMETHspecification is converted into the equivalent
BPIspecification; for example:
BPMETH=Sis converted into:
BPMETHparameter only applies to the primary Natural buffer pool (
=0). In the case of a global buffer pool, it is ignored. If there is a primary buffer pool with
SEQ=0in the Natural parameter module, only the
METHODsetting of this buffer pool is updated.
BPMETHprofile parameter only affects the very first Natural session which initializes the local buffer pool.