OpenVMS

[14-Jan-2016]
Are we getting closer to the bug?:   In my previous post which was terrifyingly over six months ago, I again touched on the issue that I described way back in June 2014 about directory renames sometimes producing catastrophically incorrect results. I thought I'd bring you up-to-date with what's happening... (624 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

[27-Jun-2015]
Still rename weirdness:   Long time between posts. My job has got very quiet due to my company aiming to replace the in-house written... (97 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[16-Jun-2014]
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, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[13-Jun-2014]
Rename weirdness:   Sometimes a directory rename doesn't? (232 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[10-Jan-2014]
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, 2 comments, 0 pings)

[05-Dec-2013]
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, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[23-Jul-2012]
XQPERR crash on 8.4 solved!:   The XQPERR crash I reported and reproduced has been acknowledged by Engineering: "We debugged the reproducer ... and found that a bug got introduced as part [of the] SYMLINK enhancement on 8.4". Engineering have provided me with a new version of F11BXQP.EXE, which appears to fix the problem. Now I just need the official kit so I can install in production. For reference, the Quix case is QXCM1001219891. (68 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

[12-Jul-2012]
XQPERR crash on 8.4 reproducer?:   Recently I published a XQP crash footprint on IA64 8.4. The cause of the crash is quite strange, and appears to be something not correctly handling FCBs describing a directory index being placed on the LRU buffer list. (440 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

[28-May-2012]
XQPERR crash on 8.4:   We experienced a crash on one of our production blades yesterday morning. This is on 8.4 with UPDATE V0600 applied. I can't see this footprint documented anywhere... (431 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[09-Apr-2012]
RMS new feature request:   For multi-area RMS files that span disks, you still must use bound volume sets. But wouldn't it be nice to be able to specify a filename per area? (1074 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

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