[torqueusers] Re: getting torque/ pbs to reboot a node periodically.

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Dec 10 22:31:58 MST 2008

----- "Gabe Turner" <gabe at msi.umn.edu> wrote:

> I just don't know that it's all that common in practice.
> One of the issue we've had when even attempting such is
> that there is no guarantee that the node will come up in
> a sane state every single boot.  Even if it works great
> 99 out of 100 boots, something going awry could potentially
> drain your queue.  I've found user kind of hate that ;)

That's precisely why we don't start pbs_mom on boot by default.

Our current version will only do so if a file has been
touch'd in /etc (and removes it), but we don't tend to be
brave enough to do that (yet).

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
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