Long time between posts. My job has got very quiet due to my company aiming to replace the in-house written system running on VMS with an off-the-shelf ERP system. With the inherent stability of the system running on VMS, I haven't had much to write about.
However, I wrote an article over a year ago concerning a rare issue where a series of directory renames gets "confused". This issue has hit us twice in the last three days.
Perhaps now that the old team reassembled for VSI is back together, someone will be able to solve this.
HP World in Sydney: HP World Tour is coming to Sydney on the 28th of August. I'm registered and attending if you anyone wants to catch up face to face. (26 words)
System logical name changes: Here's a command procedure that run daily, will provide you with a nice email listing additions, deletions, and modifications to the system logical name table. (866 words)
Rename weirdness: Sometimes a directory rename doesn't? (232 words)
NRPE on OpenVMS: Trials and tribulations of making NRPE work on OpenVMS. (396 words)
Poor man's PCA: Description of a solution I came up with to automatically collect program counter information in an executable image, with links to the source code. (565 words)
Moving production: After months of setup, we finally successfully relocated the main machines that support our ERP application to the new data centre today. (260 words)
VMS$BUFFER_OBJECT_USER: Unless the VMS$BUFFER_OBJECT_USER identifier has a specific value, system services that require the identifier return with a misleading error. (294 words)
CPUSPINWAIT crash: A couple of weeks ago, we experienced a CPUSPINWAIT crash. Initial investigation indicates that the crash occurred in a call to SYS$ICC_ACCEPT() while waiting to get spinlock IOLOCK8. (560 words)