[gridengine users] Debugging crash when running program through GridEngine

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Fri May 4 14:50:20 UTC 2018

> Am 04.05.2018 um 16:10 schrieb Skylar Thompson <skylar2 at uw.edu>:
> Do you have any memory limits (in particular, h_vmem) imposed on your batch
> jobs?

Also worth to be checked is the setting of the stack size. Certain applications need a set stack size of 8 MB to 128 MB instead of being left as unlimited. You can compare the limits for the interactive access and a job submission by using:

echo hard limits
ulimit -aH
echo soft limits
ulimit -aS

-- Reuti

> On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 01:45:24PM +0000, Simon Andrews wrote:
>> I've got a strange problem on our cluster where some python programs are segfaulting when run through qsub, but work fine on the command line, or even if run remotely through SSH.
>> Really simple (hello world) programs work OK, but anything which does a significant amount of imports seems to fail.  So for example;
>> htseq-count
>> works locally, but
>> qsub -o test.log -cwd -V -j y -b y htseq-count
>> Produces a segfault in the executed program.
>> ssh compute-0-0 htseq-count
>> ..works fine (we're using ssh to launch jobs on our cluster)
>> Any suggestions for how to go about trying to track this down?
>> Thanks
>> Simon.
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