• Subject: Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest V1 #720
  • From: "Marc Zylka" <mzylka@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 22:25:57 -0400

> I have a situation where I have a batch job that needs to know if
> another batch job is running, so that if it is, the first batch job will
> abort only a portion of the run.

Create a data area and have the first job allocate it exclusively.  Have the
second job try to do the same.  If it can't, the first job is running.  When
the first job ends, the allocation, or lock, is released.

Marc Zylka (mzylka@netpath.net)

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