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SORT, Debugging application run-time problems?

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The Question is:

Is it possible that one batch job could delete sortwork files (using HyperSort)
 when another batch job has them open ?
HyperSort version is patched to ALPHYR01_071.
Also the two batch jobs are using the same user id and the delete command looks
I tried two jobs and get the error message indicating file locked by another
 user but we have people in our sys admin who think the DELETE command has
 different execution between a pre-production and production environment

The Answer is :

  Your system administrators would be wrong.  OpenVMS itself does not
  and can not distinguish between a "pre-production" and a "production"
  application environment -- consider what would be entailed to make
  such an arbitrary distinction.
  Latent application bugs could certainly cause problems, and various
  classes of problems can become more visible in "production" environments,
  due to such considerations as differences in system loading, differences
  in data, differences in application timing, and similar.  For general
  information on locating and debugging these and other similar problems,
  please see topic (1661).

answer written or last revised on ( 19-SEP-2001 )

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