[torqueusers] Interactive job issue

Kevin Van Workum vanw at sabalcore.com
Tue Mar 2 08:56:03 MST 2010

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Prakash Velayutham <
prakash.velayutham at cchmc.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have an application that disconnects itself from the parent and
> makes init as its parent process during startup.
> I have modified torque's source so I am able to submit batch scripts
> to interactive jobs too (--enable-shel-use-argv during compilation and
> some changes to qsub.c), but this particular job is killed by MOM as
> soon as it starts because MOM finds the application to have completed
> when it changes its parent process to init and kills it.
> I am planning on starting a different process in the same batch job
> that will keep spinning until the original application actually quits.
> Just wanted to know from other torque admins if this is the right way
> to go about solving this.
> Torque - 2.3.6
> Thanks,
> Prakash

I've solved similar issues by wrapping it in an Expect script. But your
method sounds simple and effective.

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