[GE users] :/opt/sge/default/spool/qmaster file was 48GB

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue May 18 11:40:18 BST 2010


Am 17.05.2010 um 22:42 schrieb craffi:

> Ignore my stupidity! Reply below assumed massive accounting file not 
> qmaster messages file.
> 
> I've never seen qmaster messages file get that big in my environments 
> but it would be something I'd consider monitoring with Nagios or 
> whatever. Sounds like rotation would be good but in general it would be 
> more informative to find out what is making that file so large!
> 
> chris

There is a script:

$SGE_ROOT/util/logchecker.sh

which can run (by an entry in any of the cron configuration files) on the qmaster and all exechosts and will rotate various files of SGE.

-- Reuti


> craffi wrote:
>> Grid engine does not truncate or rotate logfiles by default (as stated
>> in the docs). It's not considered an issue at all but it does catch
>> people by surprise.
>> 
>> Lots of valid reasons for no auto-rotation including the fact that this
>> would break qacct and may freak out the dbwriter process on systems that
>> use ARCo. Much better for the rotation to be handled and explicitly set
>> up by the local admins to meet their particular needs.
>> 
>> -Chris
>> 
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