In SAS9.3, we are seeing rogue libraries getting created on saswork area

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In SAS9.3, we are seeing rogue libraries getting created on saswork area

We are experiencing rogue libraries getting created on saswork area ..... Please find the below list which I see in our saswork area ... I expect to see SAS_util* & SAS_work* .... Why are directories (pvg3gp9f, pvmrjdc1, q8a7yvz2, etc ) getting created ? When we run Base SAS .. these junk directories are not getting created. These directories have something to do with Enterprise Guide. Any idea why we are getting on in SAS 9.3?

drwxrwxr-x   2 51024706 dpitsdev       2 Apr 11  2014 pvg3gp9f

drwxrwxr-x   2 65078601 dpiad434       2 Oct 22 10:27 pvmrjdc1

drwxrwxr-x   2 63173905 users          2 Aug 26  2014 q8a7yvz2

drwxrwxr-x   2 88989808 dpidywad       2 Feb  9 13:09 qp6f21y4

drwxrwxr-x   2 56175502 dpitsdev       2 Feb  9 13:10 qv13xe8k

drwxrwxr-x   2 56175502 dpitsdev       2 Mar  4 10:24 qyfqwb4j

drwxrwxr-x   2 89009308 users          2 Mar  4 13:13 rducvyw2

drwxrwxr-x   2 56175502 dpitsdev       2 Feb 11 10:42 ritelhmi

drwxrwxr-x   2 85559905 dpitsdev       2 Sep 10 13:29 rlwuyen7

drwxrwxr-x   2 65078601 dpiad434      21 Nov 27 15:43 rxfkw7sx

drwxrwxr-x   2 85559905 dpitsdev       2 Sep 23 13:45 rzakl5yu

drwxrwxr-x   2 10063975 dppmadea       4 Mar  6 11:37 SAS_util000100000227_ifdnsas6

drwxrwxr-x   2 79568303 dpaccser       4 Mar  6 09:16 SAS_util000100005744_ifdnsas6

drwxrwxr-x   2 88989808 dpidywad       2 Mar  6 09:43 SAS_util000100005CEB_ifdnsas6

drwxrwxr-x   2 69605675 dpddw          2 Mar  6 11:36 SAS_util000100006791_ifdnsas6

drwx------   4 10070643 dpdwdsea       7 Mar  6 10:59 SAS_work2C0800004F34_ifdnsas6

drwx------   4 10063975 dppmadea       7 Mar  6 11:03 SAS_work912600002C99_ifdnsas6

drwx------   4 10070643 dpdwdsea       7 Mar  6 10:58 SAS_workA0480000540D_ifdnsas6

drwx------   4 78537011 dpbrbruw       8 Mar  6 11:39 SAS_workA45900001BC2_ifdnsas6

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Re: In SAS9.3, we are seeing rogue libraries getting created on saswork area

Are you having issues with abnormal terminations? If SAS is crashed it doesn't shut down normally  and clean up the temporary work libraries (directories).

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Re: In SAS9.3, we are seeing rogue libraries getting created on saswork area

When you would run a Web-service with SAS you would see a lot more of weird files not known to base-sas.
For the web-services it is more easy to see the reason. The session information must be kept somewhere and there must be a reference for other related data. This I have seen creating thousands of files (not being cleaned up).
For Eguide 5.1 you can run code in parallel you can have several locations for temp-files (not sas datasets). I am not amazed there is far more than saswork and sasutil. I am more amazed the awareness that this is happening is that low. It is an location where data laekage can happen. Did you set the sticky-bit on the directory and when not why not? What about the umask?      

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