[torquedev] [patch] Fix -W regression from changeset 2367

Glen Beane glen.beane at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 21:21:13 MDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Ken Nielson
<knielson at adaptivecomputing.com> wrote:
> On 08/05/2010 12:34 AM, Eygene Ryabinkin wrote:
>> Ken, good day.
>> Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 09:53:53AM -0600, Ken Nielson wrote:
>>> On 07/29/2010 01:58 PM, Eygene Ryabinkin wrote:
>>>> Today I was messing with the errors that were coming from our Grid
>>>> gatekeeper that whined that -W value for qsub is incorrect.  It turned
>>>> out that something like "-W stagein=file1 at host1:src1,file2 at host2:src2"
>>>> was used and qsub rejected such specification.
>>>> Digging the sources I had found that Subversion's r2367 was the point
>>>> where the regression was coined in.  I had created a quick patch that
>>>> will eliminate this regression, the patch is attached.
>>>> It works for me already for some hours and some hundreds of jobs, but
>>>> more eyes looking at the patches is always a good thing.
>>> There was a fix for this put in a while ago in the 2.4 branch. In order
>>> to get the syntax to work you need to put single quotes around the value
>>> for stagin like the following:
>>> -W stagein=\'file1 at host1:src1,file2 at host2:src2\'
>> Will it work for the older releases?  For something like 2.4.2?  I am
>> asking, because we are using this functionality in the EGEE gLite
>> middleware stack and some sites run rather old Torque, but some are
>> trying to be on the cutting edge.  But submission scripts are meant to
>> be universal.
>> I understand that we can just use multiple '-W stagein ...' directives,
>> one for each file, but still -- is the cited syntax supported for old
>> releases?  I see no signs of it in manual pages, but they can be
>> incomplete.
>> Thanks!
> This broke in 2.4.6. So 2.4.2 would not have the problem.


what broke in 2.4.6?    What was the purpose of removing support for
unquote stagein/stageout arguments with comma separated lists of

I don't think the question of whether or not the single quoted
stagein/stageout argument is backwards compatible with TORQUE versions
prior to 2.4.6 was answered.

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