[GE users] No job status, but process still runs

Pat Cable cable at ll.mit.edu
Mon Jul 9 19:27:17 BST 2007


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I figured that was the case. Any way to make it hang on?

// Patrick Cable II
// LLCad System Administrator Co-Op
// MIT Lincoln Laboratory - F-378
// 781 981 5996 - cable at ll.mit.edu



Daniel Templeton wrote:
> The reason is that your original executable exited.  The shepherd 
> waits for its child process to exit.  Once that happens, the job is 
> done from its perspective.  I think, though, that the orphaned child 
> processes will still have their resource usage added to the job's 
> accounting record.
>
> Daniel
>
> Pat Cable wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm submitting a job to my queue (on SGE 6.1) like so:
>>
>>       qsub -q rhel4_16g.q $MGC_HOME/bin/rcalibre 
>> /home/user/sgecalibre 1 MGC_HOME $MGC_HOME -mtflex 
>> $CALIBRE_REMOTE_CONNECTION
>>
>> This calls the rcalibre script, which sets an environment, and 
>> executes this:
>>       exec $MGC_HOME/bin/calibre -64 $*
>>
>> From there, the calibre tool invokes the correct binary for the 
>> platform selected, in this case, $MGC_HOME/pkgs/ivt/bin/calibre64
>>
>> Once that command is executed there is no longer an active job 
>> appearing in qstat - but the process is running on the proper 
>> machine. Why is this? Does it have to do with the fact that calibre64 
>> is the child process of a child process?
>>
>> // Patrick Cable II
>> // LLCad System Administrator Co-Op
>> // MIT Lincoln Laboratory - F-378
>> // 781 981 5996 - cable at ll.mit.edu
>>
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