Procedure documentationTask Manager Locate this document in the navigation structure


The Kernel Threads user menu of the DBA Cockpit contains, among other things, a display of all tasks and their current status. You can end running SQL statements and tasks.


Open the DBA Cockpit (transaction DBACOCKPIT) and select   Performance   Kernel Threads   Task Manager  .


The system displays an overview of the database tasks and information about the current state of each individual task. The following views are available:

  • Active Tasks

  • Executable Tasks

  • User Tasks (User task type)

  • System Tasks

  • All Tasks

You obtain the following data, among other things:


Internal Task ID

Thread ID

Thread ID of the corresponding internal task

Application PID

Process ID of the application program linked to the task

A * before the PID indicates that the PID is on a separate server.

Task State

Information about the current state of the database task.


liveCache Technology: Name of the DB Procedure

Refreshing the Display

You can refresh the display. To do so, choose   Edit   Refresh  .

You can automate this function by choosing   Edit   Automatic Refresh On/Off  . The display for the function for the automatic refresh is above the header line of the table (green symbol: on, red symbol: off). In the field next to this, you can specify the time interval with which the automatic refresh should take place. The default value is 5 seconds.

Displaying Task Details

In the Task Manager, you can display detailed information about a task.

  1. Select a task.

  2. Choose   Edit   Task Details  .

Analyze the display of the task details.

liveCache Technology: The system displays the current name of the running DB procedure here, among other things.

Activating/Deactivating DB Time Measurement

In the Task Manager, you can activate or deactivate the internal time measurement for database activities.

You can use this function to, for example, calculate the average response times for an SQL command.

  1. Choose   Edit   Activate DB Time Measurement  .

  2. Perform the desired time measurements.

  3. Choose   Edit   Deactivate DB Time Measurement  .

Evaluation of measurement data can be done via the analysis of bottlenecks using the Database Analyzer.

Terminating an SQL Command/SQL Session

You can terminate an SQL statement (command) or an SQL session in the Task Manager.

  1. Select a task.

  2. Choose   Edit   Terminate SQL Command  . This terminates the SQL command currently being processed.


    Choose   Edit   Terminate SQL Session  . This terminates the task. If a work process of the SAP system was connected with the terminated task, the work process immediately logs on to a new task.

If you want the affected SQL command to still be recorded in the performance trace after the termination, use one of these options to terminate a running action. If you terminate an action by terminating the corresponding work process (transaction code SM50), the SQL command is not recorded in the trace.




Possible Causes

Possible Reactions

Log Writer

I/O wait

I/O bottleneck in the log area

Monitoring the Log Area


I/O wait

Data cache too small

Low performance of disk I/O

Monitoring Caches

Monitoring I/O Operations

Further analysis of Bottlenecks



SQL statements in the application cause SQL locks

Analyzing Wait Situations.

More Information

Concepts of the Database System, Operating System Functions and Resources Used by Databases