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
$ DELETE SORT_DISK:SORTWORK*.*;*/LOG
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).