June 2009

Processes with shared images open:   Problem: you need to dismount a disk that has an image installed /SHARED on it. When you attempt to de-install the image, VMS tells you that it can't because someone has the image open. However, in this situation, SHOW DEV/FILES only shows you that the image is installed, and not who has it open. Bummer. (540 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

WatchDir X01-05:   I've make a new version of WatchDir available on the website. This is in response to someone out in userland not understanding the code and running the utility with privileges in what I'm going to call "experiment mode". Two crashes later... (145 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

CMKRNL and /DEBUG:   Prompted by a site experiencing a system crash after compiling, linking, and running one of my kernel mode utilities under control of the standard debugger, I have to stress that doing this is extremely unsupported and things like system crashes are to be expected. Use the DELTA/XDELTA debugger instead. (362 words, 3 comments, 0 pings)