[torqueusers] Nodes that pbs reports are busy which are actually running a job

Gus Correa gus at ldeo.columbia.edu
Thu Aug 12 09:43:33 MDT 2010


Rahul Nabar wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Garrick Staples <garrick at usc.edu> wrote:
>> Nope, it doesn't have a job. What you have are stale processes from an old job.
> 
> Thanks! I killed them, Does PBS cleanup processes after a job ends
> automatically? Or is there a suitable flag? These are non-shared nodes
> so no risk of stepping on another jobs processes. All 8 cores are
> always assigned to same user.
> 


> If not is it a OK fix to put a pkill in the epilogue for all normal
> usernames. Any caveats? Or better ideas?
> 

Hi Rahul

If the user is running a new job on the same node,
or you if share nodes across different jobs and users,
this will kill legitimate processes.

$0.02
Gus


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