[GE users] execd behaviour in case of qmaster crash

rayson rayrayson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 07:33:25 BST 2009

You can try to manually migrate the master to another host, but the
shadow master should automatically handle everything for you.


Is your $SGE_ROOT shared??


On 6/11/09, ah_sunsource <ahaupt at ifh.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> we have a test setup of SGE 6.2u2 with a configured shadow master here.
> Yesterday I managed to crash the qmaster host somehow (submitted a
> parallel job as array job and requested reservation). Shortly after that
> qmaster did not react any more but it could still be pinged.
> The shadow master reacted after some minutes and took over the qmaster
> process and modified $SGE_ROOT/$SGE_CELL/common/act_qmaster correctly.
> But (all!) the execd processes on several nodes did not break their
> connection to the crashed qmaster (now even after hours). That way I can
> now submit/query jobs - but they don't get executed any more.
> The exec and master hosts are RHEL5 systems. Netstat shows the attempt
> to send some packets to the crashed master (lolek-vm1). But this seems
> to hang forever.
> [hpbl1] ~ # netstat -tp | egrep '(Proto|sge)'
> Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address               Foreign Address             State       PID/Program name
> tcp        0  10889 hpbl1.ifh.de:47891          lolek-vm1.ifh.d:sge_qmaster ESTABLISHED 5466/sge_execd
> Is there somewhere a timeout that I missed to configure?
> Thanks & cheers,
> Andreas
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