[torqueusers] qstat call in prologue or epilogue script

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Wed Sep 8 09:39:24 MDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 03:03:04PM +0200, cyrille martin alleged:
> Hi,
> I would like know nodes and processors resources allocated for a job id 
> in prologue or epilogue script.
> When i do a "qstat -f jobid" call in the prologue script the qstat hangs 
> and prologue is killed by the timeout as said in Administrator guide p43.
> When one node is allocated it works fine, but for more nodes the qstat 
> hangs.
> I use torque-1.1.0p0.
> Is it a normal behavior or not, have you an idea?

It is normal.  pbs_server blocks during the prologue/epilogue scripts, so it is
unresponsive when you call qstat.

You can get the information from pbs_mom's directory.  The first argument to
prologue/epilogue is the jobid, then just look at $PBS_HOME/aux/$jobid

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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