[GE users] Understanding the jobs/ directories under the spool (common vs. .common)

craffi dag at sonsorol.org
Wed Sep 30 17:59:06 BST 2009


I'm trying to figure out why I've got a qmaster that crashes just  
after spitting out this error:

main|55p02g|E|not enough memory for unpacking pe_task "jobs/ 
00/0025/5285/1-4096/1/.common"

The ".common" file is interesting, there is only one job directory  
that has that:

> -bash-3.2# find . -name ".common" -print
> ./5285/1-4096/1/.common
>


All of the other 200 and 400-CPU parallel jobs don't have a ".common"  
file.

And looking at that directory we see:

>
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24533 Sep 30 09:26 common
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24552 Sep 30 09:26 .common
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1326 Sep 30 09:26 past_usage
>


Is there anything odd about this? Would it be normal to have a common  
and a .common file in a job directory? I'm deep into directory  
structures that I don't really understand all that well here.

-Chris

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