[GE users] 'dr' error state not clearing

Jinal Jhaveri jajhaveri at lbl.gov
Wed Jan 25 21:47:39 GMT 2006

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try -f option

qdel -f <job-id>

Raymond Chan wrote:

> Hi all,
> I ran a parallel PVM job in SGE6 and did a qdel to abort it like 
> usual. Sometimes, after executing a qdel, the job doesn?t disappear 
> yet. It changes into a ?dr? state which indicates it is registered for 
> deletion. After a little time, the job clears. However, this time, the 
> ?dr? state is sticking, and I don?t know how to get rid of it. I 
> thought about trying to delete the cluster queue the job was in, but 
> it won?t let me because a job is ?still running.? I can do qdel on the 
> job as much as I can, but still stuck in ?dr?. I tried rebooting my 
> head node and all cluster nodes as a last resort, but the queue state 
> stays as it is supposed to, and the ?dr? remains.
> I?m a newbie, and hope it?s something very simple to force a job 
> delete some how.
> Thanks,
> Ray

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