[torqueusers] Question to Torque community regarding display of completed jobs in qstat

Craig Tierney - NOAA Affiliate craig.tierney at noaa.gov
Mon Dec 3 13:00:16 MST 2012

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:55 PM, Glen Beane <glen.beane at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Craig Tierney - NOAA Affiliate
> <craig.tierney at noaa.gov> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I have a question for Torque users regarding the display of completed
> jobs
> > in qstat.  Do others find the listing of completed jobs by default via
> qstat
> > makes finding things in the output much more difficult and completely
> > unnecessary?  Having the completed jobs in qstat can significantly slow
> down
> > qstat if you have a lot (thousands) of completed jobs which is another
> > hassle.
> >
> > I asking this because I need to be able to get error codes from completed
> > jobs (for minutes to hours after completion).  To do this, they have to
> > still be in the queue.  This function is very important, but not to
> anyone
> > who runs qstat by hand.  Grid Engine had a way to get completed jobs, but
> > only when asked for.
> you can use the "tracejob" command to get information, including the
> exit status, of completed jobs.


Doesn't this only work if I am root or I change the permissions on the
files AND as a regular user I have access to the Torque server?


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