[GE users] exit status = 25 ?

Rayson Ho rayrayson at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 13:30:35 BST 2006


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Oh yes, the job itself can also trigger SSTATE_AGAIN if it exits with
99... I missed to see the last case in shepherd.c... it was 7:45 am in
Toronto :p

Rayson



On 10/23/06, Ruppert <dieter_ruppert at siemens.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> >
> >In "common/execution_states.h":
> >#define SSTATE_AGAIN               25
> >
> >And if you look at "daemons/shepherd/shepherd.c", you can see that the
> >shepherd goes to SSTATE_AGAIN because of prolog/epilog or
> >pe_start/pe_stop exiting with "RESCHEDULE_EXIT_STATUS".
> >
> >#define RESCHEDULE_EXIT_STATUS 99
> >
> >So, are those jobs with prolog/epilog/pe_start/pe_stop that can exit with 99??
> >
>
> Yes, indeed, it is possible that the job scripts (not prolog/epilog scripts etc.)
> exit with value 99. I was not aware that this is considered an error condition;
> we use this as "emergency brake" when the script detects that a job should be
> rescheduled elsewhere.
>
> Is this expected to happen only from prolog/epilog scripts?
>
> Anyway, thanks for the explanation.
>
>
> Regards
> Dieter Ruppert
>
>
>
> >On 10/23/06, Ruppert <dieter_ruppert at siemens.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> occasionally, I see messages like the following in the messages files
> >> of our exec hosts:
> >>
> >> 10/23/2006 11:37:53|execd|ultraxx|E|shepherd of job 698650.1 exited with exit status =
> 25
> >>
> >> Is this status (25) something created by GridEngine or something which is created
> >> by the job itself? If this comes from GridEngine, what could that mean?
> >>
> >> Regards
> >> Dieter Ruppert
> >>
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