[torqueusers] pbs_mom request, was Re: PBS_MOM kills running jobs when restarted

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Mon Dec 14 11:37:07 MST 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 12:23:14PM +0100, Bogdan Costescu alleged:
> > Thirdly, if a node does go bad and reboot then it
> > makes diagnosis and troubleshooting a lot easier if
> > the node has no jobs on it.
> If the node is offline-d upon unexpected reboot, it would still remain
> empty and ready for testing.

That's what I do.  The init script leaves a /.autopbserror file around (just
like the autofsck mechanism).

If found on boot, the node has been ungracefully rebooted and the node is
marked offline.

I like making sure that pbs_mom is at least _started_ on boot to allow old jobs
the chance to exit.

Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

Life is Good!
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