[GE users] xmlqstat tuning

Chaffard Remi (Consultant) remi.chaffard at consultant.volvo.com
Mon Dec 15 14:10:48 GMT 2008

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We are using SGE 6.2. 
In fact, I try to use the xsl directly from PHP because xmlqstat does not work with IE, which is the default browser in my company. It does not work too with firefox 3, that's why I'm trying to do so. It is working fine (at least for the main functions); I just get these problems with some missing values.

I will try to see the caching from qlicserver, but maybe it will be simpler to add DOM element to the xmloutput directly from php and add new elements into xsl.

Thank you

-----Original Message-----
From: Olesen, Mark [mailto:Mark.Olesen at emcontechnologies.com] 
Sent: lundi 15 décembre 2008 14:55
To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
Subject: RE: [GE users] xmlqstat tuning

> I am trying to customize some xsl of xmlqstat to perfectly match our
> needs and I get some problems to understand the xml output of qstat.
> When I want to get the details of a patriculat job, qstat give me an
> xml element JAT_status if and only if the job is running. If the job
> is in qw or qw, we don't get status information in the xml output. I
> am using simply "qstat -j JOBID".

It is particularly important to know exactly which version you are
using. In 6.1 there were some fields missing from the xml output that
have presumably been remedied in 6.2, but I haven't checked all of it

If you just want a general overview of jobs, you probably don't need to
parse the -j JOBID output at all. Running a plain "qstat -xml" without
any further arguments gives you the <state>...</state> field too.
In fact, you'll notice that the xmlqstat has two parallel sets of xslt
templates: one set should work well with using file caching from the
qlicserver output (and generally avoids qstat -j) and the other set
corresponds to Chris' version that doesn't need an external caching

BTW: while you are working on xmlqstat, if you get the cocoon caching
working properly, I would be really interested.

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