Stephen

     Why don't you put a flag at the end of the data area viz. 'Y' to say
     that a job is currently using the data area and update it after you
     submitted the job.

     In the submitted program, at the end of the job reset that flag in
     data area to say ' ', so other jobs can start using the data area.

     You may have to change all the programs (how many?) using this data
     area to check for the flag before using the data area for submiting
     jobs.

     Srinivas.rao@ipaper.com



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Subject: Passing ownership of object locks?
Author:  midrange.com!midrange-l-owner@mcs.com at INTERNET
Date:    12/3/97 10:33 AM


Can I transfer the ownership of an object lock to another program ?

The program I am working on does the following :-

     1. Locks a data area (so no one elses can run this job).
     2. Performs some data validation.
     3. Submits another job to QBATCH to perform some processing.
     4. Releases the data area lock.

However, the lock on the data area needs to be maintained until the batch
job has finished.  Even though the submitted job re-locks the data area,
this action could be delayed if it gets queued up behind other jobs, and
someone else could obtain the lock on the data area.

Can anyone help or perhaps suggest a better method ?

TIA

Stephen Hunt
Technical Systems Manager
Harvestime Limited
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