There is no reason to clear the file. It will be overwritten on the next crash" should there be one. The SDA COPY command will "release" the crash as copied. This is important when there is no sysdump.dmp file and the pagefile is used as until the copy is done, the pages are not available for paging. Other than that release, there is no need to clear it out.
Is there a problem that you are trying to solve here?
"clearing out" the file really won't make any difference. If you have the sysdump.dmp file existing, the disk space is consumed. Whether or not the file contains a valid dump, won't effect the running system. In other words, clearing the file will not change any behavior. There really is no concept of "full" for this file.
If the concern is that the file is consuming disk space, you can avoid this by removing the file and rebooting. This will cause a dump to use the pagefile and with the SDA COPY mentioned before, the pagefile will be released. This way you can save the dump information onto another drive or tape for analysis later.
If this does not resolve the issue, please specify what the exact issue is so I can respond appropriately.
SET NOON disables error trapping, not error detection. Without SET NOON, a procedure stops executing when it encounters an error. With SET NOON enabled, errors will be detected and reported, but the procedure will continue to execute.
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