The Question is:
If you are using buffers, at whatever level, is there a way in which a
change made to a relative file by one user would not be picked up by another
user because the out of date record in the buffer was used ? The question is
based on some problems we are
having with relative files on many versions of VMS on both Alpha and VAX.
The Answer is :
Assuming this relative file is maintained via RMS, RMS is fully capable
of handling shared updates within an OpenVMS Cluster configuration --
as well as on a standalone OpenVMS node, of course -- unless RMS has
been specifically requested not to.
The program likely contains a bug or a race condition.