Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 19:12:57 -0500
Reply-To: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <rdevenezia@WILDBLUE.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <rdevenezia@WILDBLUE.NET>
Subject: Re: ERROR: Rename... Losing data sets from network drives
David Johnson wrote:
> Actually Dave, I'm not convinced that it isn't a SAS problem.
> I have a track open with SAS on a similar issue involving a rename
> from the restructuring of a small data set. It is one within some
> hundreds of data sets created and modified in a work library as part
> of 46 programs included in a batch sequence.
> At irregular times, the "rename of temporary member" message comes
> up, SAS goes into syntax checking mode and sets Obs to 0, the batch
> manager detects an error and terminates the sequence.
Your SAS session is likely stressing hardware, and/or, your device
subsystem/driver arrangement/configuration can not keep up with what it is
being called to do.
I never got to the bottom of it.
Some candidates are low level caches or timing races in device driver
issuing/handling system semaphores.
Richard A. DeVenezia