[torquedev] pbs_server segfault in req_delete.c

Michel Béland michel.beland at rqchp.qc.ca
Tue Dec 23 22:23:33 MST 2008

Garrick Staples wrote:

> While segfaults need to always be fixed, you are using qdel -p incorrectly.  It
> should only be used if a running job will not exit because its allocated nodes
> are unreachable.
> qdel -p is a very bad thing to do.  It is intentionally breaking pbs_server's
> idea of what is going on.  
> Since you are using qdel -p when you have a running pbs_mom that has the job,
> you are bound to have bad things happen.

That is probably true, I will trust you on that, but how to get rid of a 
job that is stuck in the E state for days?

Maybe we need to allow neatly deleting the job with a simple qdel when a 
job is in this state.

Michel Béland
Réseau québécois de calcul de haute performance

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