[torquedev] Option to make qsub block until job completes ?

Ken Nielson knielson at adaptivecomputing.com
Wed Aug 31 10:57:59 MDT 2011

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> From: "Christopher Samuel" <samuel at unimelb.edu.au>
> To: "Torque Developers mailing list" <torquedev at supercluster.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:53:15 PM
> Subject: [torquedev] Option to make qsub block until job completes ?
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> Hi folks,
> I've been asked by some folks locally who are developing some
> pipelines if there is an option to make qsub block until the
> (standard non-interactive batch) job submitted completes.
> It sounds like a reasonable idea and they believe this is
> already in PBSPro.
> They've also asked if the exit status of the qsub in that
> mode can be the exit status of the last program (as logged
> as Exit_status in the Torque logs).  I can see that part
> causing issues given that qsub already has its own exit
> statuses..
> Thoughts ?
> All the best,
> Chris
> - --
>     Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
>  VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
>  Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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There have been suggestions here about being able to submit and run a job in a single request. To wait and return on job completion would be a natural extension of that idea.

The exit status of the actual jobs are returned with the job and can be queried from qstat. Exit_status in general is the completion code of the job. It is not a TORQUE code.


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