[torqueusers] Bizzare $PBS_O_WORKDIR bug

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Tue Sep 4 01:29:38 MDT 2007

On Tue, 4 Sep 2007, Garrick Staples wrote:

> Which scheduler are you using?  If using moab, kill it, submit the
> "bad" job, look at 'qstat -f $jobid', start the scheduler, and look
> at 'qstat -f $jobid' again and compare the difference.

Bingo - good call Garrick!

Without Moab, and with Moab started in -P mode (to begin paused) we
have this at the end of the Variable_List:


As soon as Moab starts the job that gets corrupted to:


Moab is 5.1.0p4 on AMD64, compiled for libtorque thus:

[root at tango-m ~]# ldd /usr/local/sbin/moab
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x0000003a11400000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x0000003a11000000)
        libtorque.so.0 => /usr/local/torque-2.1.8/lib/libtorque.so.0 (0x00002aaaaaabe000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x0000003a10800000)
        /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x0000003a10400000)

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
 P.O. Box 201, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
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