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

LEES, Cooper crl at ansto.gov.au
Mon Dec 1 18:00:58 MST 2008


Logrotate is always good here to use.

gzip is also your friend :)

Cooper Ry Lees
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On 02/12/2008, at 11:56 AM, Joshua Bernstein wrote:

> 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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