[torqueusers] no spaces in directory names

Pete Wyckoff pw at osc.edu
Tue Feb 5 15:17:35 MST 2008


Here's a cute little bug for somebody who is bored.

opt-login04$ cd ~/test
opt-login04$ mkdir "5000 atoms"
opt-login04$ cd "5000 atoms"
opt-login04$ echo hostname | qsub
131148.opt-batch.osc.edu

Wait forever, no output file shows up.

Server log (error summary at bottom):

Job: 131148.opt-batch.osc.edu

02/05/2008 17:09:40  S    enqueuing into batch, state 1 hop 1
02/05/2008 17:09:40  S    dequeuing from batch, state QUEUED
02/05/2008 17:09:40  S    enqueuing into serial, state 1 hop 1
02/05/2008 17:09:40  S    Job Queued at request of pw at opt-login04.osc.edu, owner
                          = pw at opt-login04.osc.edu, job name = STDIN, queue =
                          serial
02/05/2008 17:09:40  A    queue=batch
02/05/2008 17:09:40  A    queue=serial
02/05/2008 17:09:44  S    Job Modified at request of root at opt-batch.osc.edu
02/05/2008 17:09:44  S    Job Run at request of root at opt-batch.osc.edu
02/05/2008 17:09:44  S    Job Modified at request of root at opt-batch.osc.edu
02/05/2008 17:09:44  A    user=pw group=G-2275 jobname=STDIN queue=serial
                          ctime=1202249380 qtime=1202249380 etime=1202249380
                          start=1202249384 exec_host=opt0737/3
                          Resource_List.neednodes=opt0737 Resource_List.nodect=1
                          Resource_List.nodes=1:ppn=1
                          Resource_List.walltime=01:00:00 
02/05/2008 17:09:45  S    Exit_status=0 resources_used.cput=00:00:00
                          resources_used.mem=0kb resources_used.vmem=0kb
                          resources_used.walltime=00:00:01
02/05/2008 17:09:45  S    Post job file processing error
02/05/2008 17:09:45  S    dequeuing from serial, state COMPLETE
02/05/2008 17:09:45  A    user=pw group=G-2275 jobname=STDIN queue=serial
                          ctime=1202249380 qtime=1202249380 etime=1202249380
                          start=1202249384 exec_host=opt0737/3
                          Resource_List.nodect=1 Resource_List.nodes=1:ppn=1
                          Resource_List.walltime=01:00:00 session=6680
                          end=1202249385 Exit_status=0
                          resources_used.cput=00:00:00 resources_used.mem=0kb
                          resources_used.vmem=0kb
                          resources_used.walltime=00:00:01

Notice the "Post job file processing error".  Mom log has nothing
interesting.

My email is then found to contain:

Subject: PBS JOB 131148.opt-batch.osc.edu
From: pbs-opt at opt-batch.osc.edu (root)

PBS Job Id: 131148.opt-batch.osc.edu
Job Name:   STDIN
An error has occurred processing your job, see below.
Post job file processing error; job 131148.opt-batch.osc.edu on host opt0737/3

Failed to expand destination path in data staging: /b/pw/test/5000 atoms/STDIN.o131148
Output retained on that host in: /var/spool/batch/torque/undelivered/131148.opt-.OU

Failed to expand destination path in data staging: /b/pw/test/5000 atoms/STDIN.e131148
Output retained on that host in: /var/spool/batch/torque/undelivered/131148.opt-.ER


Hrm.  Easy enough to tell users not to use spaces, but so evil to do
so.  Any simple fix?  Torque 2.1.8.

		-- Pete


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