[torqueusers] "qsub -m n" still sending mail

Austin Godber godber at mars.asu.edu
Tue Jan 10 12:42:00 MST 2006


Garrick Staples wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 09:55:08AM -0700, Austin Godber alleged:
> 
>>I am using torque-2.0.0p0 with maui-3.2.6p13 and the qsub -m option
>>seems to be ignored.  Most of my users want to stop all mail from being
>>sent.  Should this feature be working?  Any tips on tracking down the
>>problem?
> 
> 
> pbs_server has a few places where it forces (bypasses the -m option) an
> email to be sent when a significant error occurs.  'grep -r MAIL_FORCE
> .' in the source tarball and you can see where that happens.  There's
> always an error message being logged nearby telling you what is
> happening.  It is pretty much just for job launch and data staging
> errors.  Stuff that shouldn't generally be happening.
> 
> Which email are they complaining about?


I see the problem now.  Well, the usual scenario is a I have a single
node that is screwed up for one reason or another, and then one of my
users submits 10k jobs and gets about 300 emails due to failures of that
single host.

Austin


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