[torqueusers] customisation option equivalent to starter_method in SGE
aleksander.korzynski at clustervision.com
Tue Jun 9 05:29:44 MDT 2009
Could you please let me know if Torque offers a customisation option
equivalent to starter_method in SGE?
The starter_method in SGE is like a wrapper for the shell that runs the
job script and for processes spawned on remote nodes. If starter_method
is specified, the SGE daemon runs the wrapper when the job is to be
started. The wrapper is then responsible for doing exec() to the actual
shell or process. The starter_method can retrieve the location of the
shell or process being wrapped from its environment.
Note that the starter_method is not the same as prologue. The prologue
is run earlier.
I was thinking about working that around by writing a qsub wrapper that
modifies the -S parameter. However, that approach has a number of flaws.
For example, the user can work it around by invoking -S in the
command-line of qsub, which takes precedence over -S in the job script.
Secondly, I would have to parse the -S parameter supplied by the user in
the job script and interpret it myself. Thirdly, that would not work for
remote processes spawned using the TM interface.
Could you please advise?
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