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Re: Configure Nodes to submit jobs

From: greg <no email>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:40:00 -0400

Thanks Chris! I'll try those debugging techniques.

So running "qconf -as <nodename>" turns that node into a job submitter?


On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 8:09 AM, Chris Dagdigian <> wrote:
> 'EQW' is a combination of multiple message states (e)(q)(w). The
> standard "qw" is familiar to everyone, the E indicates something bad at
> the job level.
> There are multiple levels of debugging, starting with easy and getting
> more cumbersome. Almost all require admin or sudo level access
> The 1st pass debug method is to run "qstat -j <jobID>" on the job that
> is in EQW state, that should provide a bit more information about what
> went wrong.
> After that you look at the .e and .o STDERR/STDOUT files from the script
> if any were created
> After that you can use sudo privs to go into
> $SGE_ROOT/$SGE_CELL/spool/qmaster/ and look at the messages file, there
> are also per-node messages files you can look at as well.
> The next level of debugging after that usually involves setting the
> sge_execd parameter KEEP_ACTIVE=true which triggers a behavior where SGE
> will stop deleting the temporary files associated with a job life cycle.
> Those files live down in the SGE spool at location
> <executionhost>/<jobID/ -- and they are invaluable in
> debugging nasty subtle job failures
> EQW should be easy to troubleshoot though - it indicates a fatal error
> right at the beginning of the job dispatch or execution process. No
> subtle things there
> And if your other question was about nodes being allowed to submit jobs
> -- yes you have to configure this. It can be done during SGE install
> time or any time afterwards by doing "qconf -as <nodename>" from any
> account with SGE admin privs. I have no idea if startcluster does this
> automatically or not but I'd expect that it probably does, If not it's
> an easy fix.
> -Chris
> greg wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I'm afraid I'm still stuck on this. Besides my original question
>> which I'm still not sure about. Does anyone have any general advice
>> on debugging an EQW state? The same software runs fine in our local
>> cluster.
>> thanks again,
>> Greg
Received on Wed Oct 01 2014 - 09:40:02 EDT
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