[GE users] Schedd messages file filling up

Dr R L Oswald L.Oswald at cranfield.ac.uk
Thu Nov 24 14:39:58 GMT 2005

Andreas Haas wrote:

Thanks Andreas, that seems to have done the trick. We have set the 
default duration to be as long as our longest queue. I understand now 
what the messages were about. I don't think that we need that 
information in our situation though I can see that it could be useful.



>Hi Les,
>we added the logging to give admins a hint in case there is a
>danger Grid Engine scheduler resource reservation is undermined
>by jobs that run longer than expeced. In principle this shouldn't
>ever occur except if jobs were submitted without -l h_rt/s_rt limit
>and a too small sched_conf(5) "default_duration" is being used to
>give some order of magnitude for the duration of such jobs.
>We must deliberate what other possibilities might exist to provide
>admins with such a hint required for tuning sched_conf(5)
>"default_duration" parameter. In the meantime I guess we can only
>disable that logging for 6.0u7.
>You should be able to overcome the logging by specifying a values
>such as "14::" with "default_duration".
>On Mon, 21 Nov 2005, Dr R L Oswald wrote:
>>We are running SGE6.0u6 under RHEL3. I find that the schedd messages
>>file keeps filling up with unwanted messages thus:
>>11/21/2005 10:38:43|schedd|grid-fe-a|W|job 21603.1 should have finished
>>since 45122s
>>11/21/2005 10:38:43|schedd|grid-fe-a|W|job 22151.1 should have finished
>>since 4984s
>>11/21/2005 10:38:43|schedd|grid-fe-a|W|job 22156.1 should have finished
>>since 4377s
>>11/21/2005 10:38:43|schedd|grid-fe-a|W|job 22157.1 should have finished
>>since 4319s
>>11/21/2005 10:38:43|schedd|grid-fe-a|W|job 22159.1 should have finished
>>since 3544s
>>and so on...
>>schedd_job_info is set to true as we like our users to have access to
>>qstat -j, log level is set to log_err.
>>Is there is way to disable this behaviour please ? Currently my
>>workaround is to use "fileprune" to truncate the file otherwise it grows
>>to several GB in size after a while.
>>Les Oswald
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