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Re: [Condor-users] VMware job "trapped" in a deadlock! What to do?

On Mon, 9 Aug 2010 12:07 Jaime Frey wrote:
> On Aug 6, 2010, at 9:55 AM, Rob wrote:
>> The problem I encounter is:
>> 1. The job's log file tells me that a VM job has been evicted.
>> 2. However, condor keeps telling me that this VM job is still running.
>> 3. And this condition persists for many, many hours, probably for ever!
>> How can I get out of this apparent deadlock of the job and
>> tell Condor to reschedule the job from the last checkpoint?
> Here's what I've learned from the logs you emailed to me:
> The job was indeed evicted when user log indicates, and returned to idle 
>status. 35 minutes later,
> it was matched to the same machine and Condor tried to restart it there. During 
>file transfer, the
> execute machine's SUSPEND expression started evaluating to True. The startd 
>failed to send
> a message to the starter, which was too busy transferring the job's files. The 
>starter ended up
> exiting, but for some unknown reason, the shadow still had an open connection 
>to the execute
> machine. That connection should close when the starter exits. So the shadow 
>waited for the
> starter to retry the file transfer. Only when the execute machine was rebooted 
>did the shadow
> notice the connection close.
> You can reduce the chance of this happening in the future by setting 
>STARTD_SENDS_ALIVES=True in your config file.

Should I set this on the Master, on the pool PC, or both?

Thanks for your help!