[GE users] Killing stale processes after a job

Peter Eriksson peter at ifm.liu.se
Tue Nov 8 08:44:08 GMT 2005

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On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, Clements, Brent M (SAIC) wrote:

> This is our situation, hopefully someone has a solution(We've thought of
> a few but want your opinions):
> We have a cluster running SGE 5.3
> We have a user who runs a PVM based application which doesn't appear to
> be tightly integrated with SGE
> When the job ends, or the user deletes the job, the applications
> processes are still running on the cluster compute nodes which he
> submitted his job to.
> Our configuration is such that a user can submit multiples jobs to the
> same set of nodes, so doing an skill -u uid in a cleanup script would
> not work well in our situation.
> I'm assuming others have run into this problem before, how have those of
> you who have, solved the issue?

This sounds like an ideal candidate for Solaris 10 'contracts', but since 
you speak of "skill", which I think is a Linuxism, I think you lose out...

Sorry :-)

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