[GE users] What happens after a qdel?

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Oct 6 16:33:10 BST 2010

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Am 06.10.2010 um 16:12 schrieb aeszter:

>>> Oh, I hadn't seen that. Currently, it's set to NONE, which probably explains why processes on the master node do not get a SIGKILL.
>> This option should only be used when the default isn't working. It might be necessary with IntelMPI though.
> How would I go about configuring the default behaviour? 
> The man page (queue_conf) seem to imply that only explicit signals or executables may be given. Leaving out the line gives a qconf error; "terminate_method default" gives this error upon completion of the job:
> failed before prolog because:
> 10/06/2010 15:52:13 [0:27552]: cannot convert terminate_method "default" into a valid signal number 

The default is NONE

And please check whether this is working. If not, you can define:

terminate_method /some/path/killkids.sh $job_pid

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-- Reuti

> So I've tried "terminate_method SIGKILL". But even with this setting, processes on the master node survive.
> Thanks for your advice,
> A.
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