[torqueusers] how can I make pbs_mom rotate its old log files.

Joshua Bernstein jbernstein at penguincomputing.com
Mon Dec 1 17:56:23 MST 2008

On Dec 1, 2008, at 4:53 PM, Garrick Staples wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 02:37:28PM -0600, Rahul Nabar alleged:
>> Hi,
>> How can I get the torque mom to rotate its logs? Currently it logs to
>> /var/spool/torque/mom_logs/ directory with date-encoded filenames  
>> of the
>> sort 20080728 etc.
>> But I recently had a case where my compute node got a 100% full /  
>> partition
>> mainly because of the mom_logs dir getting too big (close to 3 gigs)
>> What solution do people typically employ? Or do I have to cron my  
>> own shell
>> script to keep a watch. Had a similar problem with the
>> /var/spool/torque/spool having some old un-removed files of the sort
>> 233046.supe.ER. I guess these are error files but one of them was  
>> cloase to
>> 2 gigs.
> Yes, people have their own cronjobs handle this stuff.
> My cluster has a daily cronjob that ssh's to each node, moving all  
> log files
> back to a head node.

Would you mind sharing the script?

-Joshua Bernstein
Software Engineer
Penguin Computing

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