[torqueusers] TMPDIR

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Wed Dec 7 14:05:50 MST 2005

On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 03:53:59PM +0100, Simon Robbins alleged:
> Hi Garrick,
> I don't like the environment variable name "TMPDIR" 
> used in torque 2.  I attach the patches that I think 
> are needed to change the name of this to PBS_TMPDIR, 
> this seems to work on AMD Opterons.
> Until torque2 I was using an old patch and changing 
> the name of this variable to PBS_TMPDIR.  
> 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?

So the user is supplying their own TMPDIR variable to the job, set to a
directory that doesn't exist, TORQUE created the directory, and the user
was surprised when TORQUE deleted it after the job?

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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