[gridengine users] Possible opportunity for development work

Mark Dixon m.c.dixon at leeds.ac.uk
Mon May 14 08:58:48 UTC 2018

Hi Daniel,

Well done on wanting to work on gridengine, it's really good to see people 

Although the topmost layers have clearly suffered from years of applying 
patches on top of patches on top of patches and so are in sore need of a 
bit of refactoring, there are some really nice bits in gridengine.

In particular, the CULL (data management layer providing lists etc.) is 
amazing and pretty much bullet-proof... and the naming of data structure 
elements do tend to make sense :)

You might need to be careful when cloning. You may have already discovered 
this, but Dave used darcs which doesn't store history linearly. He exposes 
two main repos to git users: one which I think was effectively his master 
branch and a second containing all the releases.

In reply to one of your earlier posts, I don't seem to have much time to 
work on it but, FWIW, my github handle is bodgerer.



On Mon, 14 May 2018, Daniel Povey wrote:

> oops my bad, looks like it means 'job granted'.  sorry for the spam.
> On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 12:17 AM, Daniel Povey <dpovey at gmail.com> wrote:
>> And an interesting tidbit from the house of horrors that is SGE code:
>> A bunch of variable names in sge_follow.c, have JG in them, e.g. JG_qhostname.
>> I thought: this must be some highly informative variable naming
>> system, if only I could crack it (although for my own projects I don't
>> allow naming systems that are this non-obvious).
>> From grepping around, though, it actually seems to be the initials of
>> an SGE developer, Joachim Graeber :-(
>> If my students submitted code like this to me in a pull request, I not
>> only wouldn't merge it, I would be angry at them for even thinking
>> they might get it past me.  But I guess we don't get to choose when
>> it's legacy code.
>> Dan
>> On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 12:04 AM, Daniel Povey <dpovey at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Can you please create an issue for this at the new github location?
>>>   https://github.com/son-of-gridengine/sge/issues
>>> I'm having a look at the code (sge_follow.c; search for
>>> It does look like it could potentially be a bug like you say, but I'm
>>> having a hard time understanding the code.  It seems to have been
>>> written before the days when documentation was expected in projects
>>> like this.
>>> On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 11:49 PM, Daniel Povey <dpovey at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Can you show the full output from when you do `qstat -j <job-id>` for
>>>> the job that's pending?
>>>> On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 11:39 PM, Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb at salilab.org> wrote:
>>>>> As I've mentioned on this list a few times, we are running SoGE 8.1.9 on a
>>>>> small (but growing) cluster here.  With the addition of GPUs to the cluster,
>>>>> we ran into what appears to be a resource scheduling bug (see
>>>>> <http://gridengine.org/pipermail/users/2018-April/010109.html>).  We would
>>>>> like to explore the possibility of sponsoring any existing SoGE contributors
>>>>> to fix this issue.  If you're interested, please contact me off list.  We'd
>>>>> be looking to contribute any fixes made back to the community (we're quite
>>>>> happy to see the renewed interest in maintaining SoGE).  Thanks!
>>>>> --
>>>>> Joshua Baker-LePain
>>>>> QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin
>>>>> UCSF
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