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

templedf dan.templeton at sun.com
Wed Sep 30 18:32:57 BST 2009


A quick grep through the source code doesn't show anywhere that .common 
is used as a file name.  Doesn't mean it's not hidden in there, though.  
Are you sure that's not some kind of NFS artifact?

Daniel

craffi wrote:
> 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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