[torqueusers] TMPDIR

etienne gondet etienne.gondet at mercator-ocean.fr
Wed Dec 7 09:36:12 MST 2005


    I suggest the variable should be changed to TEMPDIR or PBS_TMPDIR or 
anyone else
easily at configure step because it can interfere with $TMPDIR variable 
of LAM-MPI
and netscape on a NOW farm and this can be very annoying for beginners.

        Etienne Gondet.


Ronny T. Lampert a écrit:

>>Unfortunately I have just had a user who was until 
>>now been innocently using $TMPDIR; torque deleted 
>>the contents of this directory when the job finished :-(
>>
>>What do people think about re-naming this variable?
>>    
>>
>
>I think users need to be educated about the meaning of TEMP.
>They tend, however, to think about it as "additional storage they can use"
>which it is NOT.
>
>TEMP has always be under the influence of sudden removal, be it on Solaris
>or on RedHat with tmpwatch.
>
>Files in $TMPDIR are furthermore not staged by torque by default (which is
>GOOD).
>
>The variable should stay this way.
>
>Cheers,
>Ronny
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