The Question is:
I am looking for confirmation of how the ERRLOG process behaves when it
terminates abnormally, such as the system disk filling up so you can not write
My understanding is that the process sends a mail to the system account with
the text body, "Something marvellous has happened" or perhaps "something
wonderful has happened".
I used to work in the UK OpenVMS support office (UVO) some years ago and this
happened to a customer. I am asking this now as some one on usenet is querying
this behaviour, neither of us can find a cite on the Net.
The Answer is :
The usual subject line for the mail message triggered by an ERRFMT
(error formatter) failure is:
"ERRFMT - I bring you bad news..."
Please see the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, and specifically the
sections around "Using the Error Formatter" and "Using ERRFMT to Send
Mail". Specifically, please see the logical names ERRFMT$_SEND_TO
Please ensure the OpenVMS system has the current ECOs and a recent
(and supported) OpenVMS version loaded, of course.