[torqueusers] Email notification to user after completion of job submitted via qsub

John Valdes valdes at anl.gov
Fri Sep 13 13:42:12 MDT 2013

On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 01:51:28PM +0300, Amjad Syed wrote:
> The question i have is how the  #  PBS -M directive works?
> When the job is completed on a compute node , does it send the email to the
> user or the message is transmitted to pbs_server and server sends the email
> back to user.?

The compute node doesn't generate the email; the pbs_server does, so
email (postfix, sendmail, whatever plus your proxy) needs to be
properly configured on it so it can send out email.  Also, there are a
couple of mail related settings for pbs_server you may want to set,
"mail_from" (or "mail_uid") and "mail_domain"; see the manpage for
pbs_server_attributes for a description.


John Valdes                       Laboratory Computing Resource Center
valdes at anl.gov                             Argonne National Laboratory

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