[torqueusers] 2.5 (beta) array job issue (filenames)

Joshua Bernstein jbernstein at penguincomputing.com
Wed Jul 21 16:25:36 MDT 2010

Ken Nielson wrote:
> On 07/21/2010 03:24 PM, Glen Beane wrote:
>> On Jul 21, 2010, at 4:05 PM, Stuart Barkley<stuartb at 4gh.net>  wrote:
>>> I'm seeing a problem with the 2.5 beta version and array jobs.  This
>>> probably applies to the released 2.5.0 version, I don't see anything
>>> in the diffs related to this problem.
>>> Various file names for array jobs have the array instance number
>>> inside square brackets.  This create problems for certain user shell
>>> configurations which interpret this as a pattern match instead of just
>>> using the filename.
>>> For a user with tcsh as the default shell there are two problems:
>>> - The startup command fails to find the source script.  This can be
>>> overcome by using the -S option to use bash instead.
>>> - The scp copy of the output file back to the users system also fails
>>> for apparently a similar reason.  Using qsub -S does not seem to work
>>> around this problem.
>>> For a bash user this problem occurs if they have the failglob option
>>> set in their .bashrc.
>>> Stuart
>> Thanks for the bug report. I will fix this in subversion tonight. I would suggest that CRI releases 2.5.2 after the fix is in place
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> I await your checkin.
> It's always something.

Its for this reason why Chris suggested waiting some period time between 
beta release and a final release.


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