[torqueusers] UC Torque deletes all jobs of user on same node

Rushton Martin JMRUSHTON at qinetiq.com
Tue Nov 22 03:49:48 MST 2011

Have a look to see if you are running epilogue scripts that clean up
/dev/shm for you.  We had exactly the same issue, the script naively
assumes that a user has only one job on the node and removes all the
files belonging to the user which kills any other jobs.  When running on
just one system the files are not created.   We have had to set the Moab
configuration to include "NODEACCESSPOLICY UNIQUEUSER", I don't know if
Maui has the equivalent.


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-----Original Message-----
From: torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org
[mailto:torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org] On Behalf Of Robert Jacobi
Sent: 20 November 2011 01:08
To: torqueusers at supercluster.org
Subject: [torqueusers] Torque deletes all jobs of user on same node

Hello All,

We've recently run into a curious problem with torque. When a user
deletes on of his jobs using "qdel jobid", and this job to be deleted
spans more than one processor on the node, then all other jobs of the
same user on the same node are canceled as well. If the deleted job only
runs on one processor, then the other jobs of the user on the node are
not affected and keep running.

Thus it seems to me that whenever the pbs mom on the node has to delete
from more than one processor it somehow indiscriminately tries to delete
them from all processors and the other user's jobs might only be
unaffected due to the lack of privileges over other users processes.

At this point I've no clue how to further diagnose or solve this issue.
I've tried to google this problem but couldn't find anything, so I hope
you have an idea.

Thank You,

Robert Jacobi
Research Assistant
University of Arizona
Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering 1130 N. Mountain Ave.
Tucson, AZ, 85721-0119

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