[torqueusers] qsub crashing with dependency list between 62 and 75 jobs long

Chris Berthiaume chrisbee at u.washington.edu
Mon Nov 30 12:04:46 MST 2009

Thanks for your help.  I've created bug 36 http://www.clusterresources.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=36.


On Nov 25, 2009, at 4:27 PM, Glen Beane wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:17:24PM -0800, Chris Berthiaume wrote:
>> Hello,
>> qsub will consistently crash when a job is submitted that has a job
>> dependency list between 62 and 75 jobs long.  This could be caused by job
>> count or by the size of the dependency string, I'm not sure.  All the job
>> IDs are 5 digits long so the limit in terms of characters in the list
>> would be 372 to 450 characters
> since the dependency buffer in qsub is 2K in 2.3.7, and 64K in later
> versions of torque, It doesn't look like that should be a limitation
> in your case.  Can you open a bug in bugzilla
> (www.clusterresources.com/bugzilla)?  No matter what qsub should not
> crash.  At worst it should print an error message saying you have
> exceeded some limit, so I would consider the behavior a bug (even if
> you were exceeding a limit),  and since you don't appear to be hitting
> the buffer size limit there must be something else going on as well.
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