[GE users] qdel not remove all instances of jobs

Simon Gao gao at schrodinger.com
Fri Mar 9 00:01:43 GMT 2007

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Reuti wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 07.03.2007 um 23:03 schrieb Simon Gao:
>> I am having problems with qdel to completely remove jobs from a 
>> compute node. After running "qdel <jobid>", the job spawned processes 
>> continue to run even though the job has been removed from queue.  
>> What could cause such problem?
> are the processes jumping out of the processgroup? Are they started by 
> a "&" in the jobscript? So, we need some more details about it. Maybe 
> a "ps -e f -o pid,ppid,pgroup,command" from these surviving processes.
> -- Reuti
Here is one example.


[user1 at compute-0-39 ~]$ pstree pn | grep -A 1 user1

Followed by qdel:

[user1 at compute-0-39 ~]$ pstree -upn | grep -A 1 gree

Followed by kill -9 8228 on the node:

[user1 at compute-0-39 ~]$ pstree -upn | grep -A 1 gree


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