[GE users] Altering array task range does not work

iadzhubey iadzhubey at rics.bwh.harvard.edu
Mon Mar 22 21:37:29 GMT 2010

Any suggestions at all? Anyone, please?


On Monday 22 March 2010 10:48:53 am iadzhubey wrote:
> Hi Reuti,
> On Monday 22 March 2010 08:42:44 am reuti wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Am 20.03.2010 um 08:57 schrieb iadzhubey:
> > > I am trying to adjust the task range of an already submitted and
> > > pending array job but cannot figure out how to do this (and if it's
> > > even supported). Qalter manpage lists '-t' as supported option but when
> > > specified with qalter command it is recognised as an (incomplete)
> > > wc_job_range_list specification instead, which results in a syntax
> > > error message.
> >
> > you mean the error message like:
> >
> > found lonely '-t 15-20' option (The -t option needs a leading job name)'?
> Yep, this is the error message. I've also tried every other combination of
> command-line switches to qalter I can think of but to no avail.
> Any hope this may actually work? For now, I am using a crude workaround by
> submitting array jobs with the fixed maximum range (e.g., -t 1-75000) and
> then letting the first dispatched task of each array qdel all extraneous
> tasks at runtime. This works but is not an elegant solution.
> Best,
> Ivan

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