[GE users] sge_shepard not dying

Margaret Doll Margaret_Doll at brown.edu
Tue Jun 19 21:02:26 BST 2007


"kill -9" doesn't kill them.

On Jun 19, 2007, at 12:40 PM, Valentin Ruano wrote:

> Well, I reckon that you can always kill them individually using the  
> command KILL.
>
> First give them the chance to terminate themselves:
> $ kill -TERM <list of pids>
>
> If they resist then force the to die:
> $ kill -KILL <list of pids>
>
> V.
>
>
> On 6/19/07, Margaret Doll <Margaret_Doll at brown.edu> wrote:
> I have one user who submits jobs, sometimes deletes them and leaves
> the compute nodes full of sge_sheperd-nnn -bg jobs.
>
> [root at compute-0-1 ~]# ps -ef | grep sge*
> sge       4207     1  0 May09 ?        03:07:50 /opt/gridengine/bin/
> lx26-amd64/sge_execd
> sge      19994  4207  0 May23 ?        00:00:03 sge_shepherd-176 -bg
> sge      20070  4207  0 May23 ?        00:00:03 sge_shepherd-181 -bg
> sge      21361  4207  0 May24 ?        00:00:01 sge_shepherd-184 -bg
> nanguyen 21362 21361  0 May24 ?        00:00:00 sge_shepherd-184 -bg
> sge      28576  4207  0 Jun06 ?        00:00:00 sge_shepherd-286 -bg
> nanguyen 28577 28576  0 Jun06 ?        00:00:00 sge_shepherd-286 -bg
> sge      28584  4207  0 Jun06 ?        00:00:00 sge_shepherd-288 -bg
> nanguyen 28585 28584  0 Jun06 ?        00:00:00 sge_shepherd-288 -bg
> sge      28652  4207  0 Jun06 ?        00:00:00 sge_shepherd-297 -bg
> nanguyen 28653 28652  0 Jun06 ?        00:00:00 sge_shepherd-297 -bg
> sge      31052  4207  0 Jun18 ?        00:00:00 sge_shepherd-470 -bg
> nanguyen 31053 31052  0 Jun18 ?        00:00:00 sge_shepherd-470 -bg
> root      3220  3085  0 12:03 pts/1    00:00:00 grep sge*
>
>
> Until this are cleared from the node, jobs won't run.  I know that I
> can clear the jobs by rebooting the compute node, but there must be a
> cleaner way of clearing the sge_shepard jobs.
>
> Any idea how the user is doing this?  Other users do not leave the
> sge_shepard jobs around.
>
> Thanks.
>
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