[GE users] Job state 'dt'

templedf dan.templeton at sun.com
Thu Jul 30 02:07:41 BST 2009

d is for deleting and t is for transferring.  The job was in the process 
of being started on the execd when the host when down (most likely), 
leaving it hung in the t state.  Someone then subsequently tried to 
delete the job, putting it into dt.  The way to get rid of the job is 
either to get the execd running again or to issue a qdel -f as an 


jpierce wrote:
> Hello All,
> We saw a job that normally executes fine transition into state 'dt'. As 
> best as I'm aware, that indicates the job died while in transfer, but I 
> can't determine why. qstat and ARCo don't seem to contain anything 
> revelatory, I've found little documentation on the state online, and I 
> haven't been able to reproduce the error.
> Can anybody explain or point me to docs explaining why a job might go 
> into 'dt'?
> Thank you very much,
> Jonathan


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