August 2011

IOSB status for GETxxI calls:   Did you know that the status value in the I/O status block for most of the get information calls is a longword? What this means in practice is that you should be testing and returning the full longword rather than just the word for calls such as $GETSYI(W), $GETJPI(W), $GETQUI(W), etc. (346 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

Another crash:   This time on development. A little back story: the system this occurred on is running on a blade system, and... (859 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

Crash while verifying boot options:   While cleaning up some boot definitions with SYS$MANAGER:BOOT_OPTIONS.COM ready to relocate the system disk from one EVA disk group to another, we experienced a crash. The problem has been escalated to OpenVMS Engineering as we are running the latest and greatest update patch (UPDATE-V1000). (976 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)