Date: Sat, 2 Aug 1997 04:05:00 -0700
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
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Subject: 2GB limit on Solaris and SAS 6.12 workspace
We recently switched to SAS 6.12 on our Solaris 2.5.1 platform. The
type=partition option is a real blessing, however I ran into a serious
The 50GB /saswork space wasn't enough for my job so I tried to
concatenate additional space by defining additional work filesystems
like this in sas config:
the combined space would have given me some 80GB (50, 20, 10) of disk
space that SAS could have spanned my work partitions across, however
what I observed was that SAS didn't fill the available space
but rather put one single 1800m partition into each filesystem and
then abended saying there were insufficient directories/filesystems to
continue. With a single filesystem (/saswork) it at least would
partition till all the space was used up.
I talked to SAS tech support and they said that behavior was by
(experimental) design (wait for Solaris 2.6).
I was just wondering if anybody had found some way around this. I
tried subdirs in the /saswork and the /filesys but there is a
limit of 10 that can be specified in config.sas, not enough for my
job. Then I tried to juggle my data manually between pseudo-work dirs
like "work2" which eventually worked.
But I still would like to able to concatenate several designated
work-dirs into one continuous disk-space pool? Can that be done?