[torqueusers] Updated: killbaduser, a tool to clean up rogue user processes

Garrick Staples garrick at clusterresources.com
Tue Oct 31 14:35:11 MST 2006


On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 09:50:02AM +0100, Ole Holm Nielsen alleged:
> Dear Torque users,
> 
> We've been using killbaduser, a tool to clean up rogue user processes,
> for a while now and it seems to do the job well.  I've made some
> minor improvements to the bash script "killbaduser" version 1.3
> (attached file, or available from ftp://ftp.fysik.dtu.dk/pub/PBS/).
> 
> This script should be executed on each individual Torque compute node,
> either from a cron job, perhaps in the job prologue script (?), or from
> the master server in a loop over all compute nodes.


Why does it ask the server instead of just checking the local job files?
That would seem much faster.



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