[GE users] How to capture qdel signal

YogS mail2yogs at gmail.com
Wed May 14 17:19:35 BST 2008

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hello Michael.

Thanks for sparing time for me....
I'll try these methods...


On 5/13/08, Michael van Elst <mlelstv at serpens.de> wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 12:52:19PM +0530, YogS wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Is there any way to capture the qdel signal from within the script.
> >
> > The background is:
> > I am running a job with some timeout limit. After that timeout I send
> qdel
> > signal for that job. This timeout is different from "h_rt"
> > I want the script submitted by qsub should sense that qdel and cleans all
> > the temporary data it had created before coming out of grid.
> You cannot catch the default signal used by qdel.
> However, if you use the -notify option you get a SIGUSR2 first. You can
> trap the signal and run cleanup procedures. Depending on the complexity
> of your cleanup you may have to extend the notification period (default
> is 60 seconds).
> Another method is to add cleanup procedures to the SGE configuration
> (e.g. stop_proc_args for your parallel environment). The drawback is
> that such a procedure needs to know your job and what exactly is to
> cleanup. Making this generic is difficult.
> Greetings,
> --
>                                Michael van Elst
> Internet: mlelstv at serpens.de
>                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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