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RMS File Sharing and Shared Updates?

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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user because the out of date record in the buffer was used ?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.

answer written or last revised on ( 24-JAN-2000 )

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