[GE users] How to override the tmp dir setting?

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue May 18 20:31:53 BST 2010

Am 18.05.2010 um 15:27 schrieb llikethat:

> Hi Reuti,
> Thank you for the response.
> Unfortunately the application runs only on windows and so the tmpdir  
> setting in the queue configuration is not understood by the  
> application. if we specify /tmp, it looks for C:/tmp and will not be  
> able to go to the unique job folder created in the directory.
> Please let me know if there are any other options for this.

Sorry, but I still don't get the problem. You want your appllication  
to use the unique job directory, but the problem is to give to value  
to the application? Does the application has an environment variable  
(which you set for now to C:/tmp)? Then maybe you need a wrapper for  
your application which will set it to:


(assuming that the variable is called TEMP_DIR, adjust to the real  
one) and start the application.

-- Reuti

> Thanks,
> Burny
>> Hi,
>> Am 18.05.2010 um 07:19 schrieb llikethat:
>>> I'm using SGE6.2U5, trying to run 3dsmax render jobs on windows  
>>> compute nodes.
>>> I'm facing an issue when submitting the job.
>>> 3dsmax does not start - this is due to a temp file that gets  
>>> created when the application gets launched.
>>> Normally the file is created in the windows tmp folder, but when  
>>> the job is submitted through qsub, another folder is created in  
>>> the tmp folder with the jobnumber and task number.
>>> like 34.1.winxp.q in the tmp directory. Thus, preventing the  
>>> application to identify the location of the temp folder.
>> why doesn't your application work with this setting? It's for your  
>> convenience created, as it will be removed after the job. And your  
>> application can use /tmp anyway, just disregarding the created  
>> folder.
>> -- Reuti
>>> Is there an option to override the default setting and make SGE  
>>> use the parent folder tmp, instead of the dynamic folder  
>>> jobid.taskid.queuename.q
>>> I hope, i was not confusing :)
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Burny
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