[torqueusers] A possibly useful Torque hint
csamuel at vpac.org
Tue Oct 26 00:48:01 MDT 2004
Here's something we've found today at VPAC that may be of use to some folks.
We had a couple of nodes for whom the installer hadn't set the NTP daemon to
start on boot and had been powered down for a while due to hardware problems.
We've recently brought these back on line and then after a day or so had
noticed that the clocks had drifted significantly whilst they were off, so we
After a while we noticed that Torque's pbs_server had flagged two nodes as
being down (as seen by 'pbsnodes -l'), but the pbs_mom was still running on
Looking at the mom's with momctl -d3 we saw:
Last Msg To Server: -25873 seconds
Of course the NTP start script had reset the time and the mom was stuck in a
time warp. :-)
Restarting the mom fixed the problem.
Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Systems & Network Admin
Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
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