[torqueusers] Negative (-2) Exit_status

Donald Tripp dtripp at hawaii.edu
Wed Jan 3 18:22:45 MST 2007


It can also happen if that node somehow doesn't have that user in its  
shadow files.


- Donald Tripp
  dtripp at hawaii.edu
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On Jan 3, 2007, at 3:11 PM, Sam Rash wrote:

> I frequently see this error when a job tries to execute on a box that
> doesn't mount my homedir (as suggested).
>
> Sam Rash
> srash at yahoo-inc.com
> 408-349-7312
> vertigosr37
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org
> [mailto:torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org] On Behalf Of Chris  
> Samuel
> Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 8:10 PM
> To: torqueusers at supercluster.org
> Subject: Re: [torqueusers] Negative (-2) Exit_status
>
> On Wednesday 27 December 2006 22:38, Alberto Simões wrote:
>
>> In fact that was my conclusion as well. I tried to run a program that
>> returns -2
>>
>>    int main(void) { return -2; }
>>
>> as a PBS job, but as processes in Unix return an unsigned char, I get
>> 254... not -2 as an exit_status.
>>
>> Thus, I still do not understand that -2
>
> Aha!  It's an internal PBS error code in the pbs_mom called  
> JOB_EXEC_FAIL2
> (-2) and it would log an error that says:
>
>    job exec failure, after files staged, no retry
>
> So I reckon you need to go and hassle your cluster admin about why  
> your job
> is
> failing.  Looking in src/resmom/start_exec.c it can be anything  
> from the
> prolog script failing through not enough resources through not  
> being able to
>
> find your home directory, etc..
>
> Good luck!
> Chris
> -- 
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