[GE users] Script to show pending reasons in SGE

craffi dag at sonsorol.org
Thu May 28 14:14:54 BST 2009

I've done both (parsing qstat output with perl and using XSLT to get  
at SGE's output) and find that overall dealing with the XML output is  
cleaner and easier plus you get access to more details than qstat. I  
think that relatively few people are working with the XML output these  
days - the more people outside of the dev team who use it (and file  
issues to fix things) the better it will get.

Just my $.02 of course but except for very simple cases I think  
dealing with the XML is a cleaner path with a longer shelf life.


On May 28, 2009, at 9:10 AM, fx wrote:

> craffi <dag at sonsorol.org> writes:
>> Writing your own tool that deals with the output of "qstat -xml -j
>> <jobID>" would be valuable, if you go down this route, please  
>> consider
>> sharing your work with the community.
> The trouble with that is that the XML output is undocumented (as far  
> as
> I know) unstable, and even grossly invalid in some versions of SGE, as
> well as being very verbose.  I'm coming to the conclusion that
> grovelling the qstat output is a better bet generally


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