[torqueusers] how can i change mom_log directory

Kamil Kisiel kamil at zymeworks.com
Wed Jul 30 12:53:11 MDT 2008

Any reason why you recommend against writing the logs to NFS? We¹re looking
at moving our logs off our nodes as well, since we¹re running a diskless and
stateless configuration. Our /var/spool/torque directory is mounted in a
tmpfs. Currently if a node reboots, we lose all of our mom_log, which is
something I would like to avoid. I was thinking of doing a setup similar to
what Yanan is doing, or perhaps just writing a program that would tail the
mom log and dump the information to syslog (which, IMO, the MOM should be
doing anyway).

Kamil Kisiel
HPC Systems Engineer, Zymeworks Inc.
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On 30/07/08 10:38 , "Glen Beane" <glen.beane at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a local /var/spool/torque directory on each node and remotely mount a
> directory with the executables. I assume this is how almost everyone else does
> it.
> If you really want your logs all in one place then on each computer you could
> symlink /var/spool/torque/mom_logs to /raida/PBS/hostname/mom_logs where
> hostname is the name of the host you are creating the symlink on.  so you are
> setting up node10 you would ssh to node10 and symlink
> /var/spool/torque/mom_logs to /raida/PBS/node10/mom_logs
> you can also specify the path to a log file for pbs_mom on the command line,
> so if you want your logs written to your NFS mounted directory you could
> specify a path for the log file.  Note that if you do this you will not get a
> new log file every day, you'll have one log file that keeps getting bigger and
> bigger so you will want to setup log rolling (pbs_mom can do the log rolling
> if you set some parameters in the config file)
> I still think this is all a bad idea. I would have local directories for the
> mom logs though, I would not write the logs to NFS
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:24 PM, Yanan Sun <nancyprc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> so you mean if i don't copy the whole thing on each computer, it can
>> not have seperate jobs directory and log files?
>> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:15 PM, Glen Beane <glen.beane at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > I would have a local pbs spool directory (like /var/spool/torque) on each
>>> > compute node.  I think it is a bad idea to mount them remotely.  You'll
>>> run
>>> > into problems with sharing the mom_priv/jobs directory too I think.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Yanan Sun <nancyprc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >>
>>>> >> hi, there
>>>> >>
>>>> >> i have torque/maui installed in our cluster system. the headnode is
>>>> >> running fine and i am trying to add more nodes. the files already
>>>> >> mounted on each nodes, but for the way how it mounted, the mom_log
>>>> >> file is read only. i don't want to change the way mount files on every
>>>> >> nodes, soi am trying to change the directory of the log file goes to.
>>>> >> now everything goes to /usr/PBS_spool/mom_logs, i want to change to
>>>> >> /raida/PBS/$hostname/mom_logs
>>>> >> how can i change it?
>>>> >> thanks.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Yanan
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>>> >
>>> >
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