Re: Paths: relative or absolute?

From: Mark Calleja (
Date: Thu Oct 18 2007 - 11:16:04 PDT

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    Paul H. Hargrove wrote:
    > Mark Calleja wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I'm looking at getting BLCR checkpointing to work with Condor's 
    >> vanilla and parallel/MPI universes, but I'd like clarification to a 
    >> point mentioned in the User's Guide that's a potential stumbling 
    >> block. Specifically, the manual states:
    >> "Files must exist at their original paths and ..." etc.
    >> Are those paths relative to the current working directory, or 
    >> absolute relative to / ? If it's the former then all should be OK, 
    >> but if it's the latter then I'm sunk as scratch directories on 
    >> different execute nodes are bound to have different locations under 
    >> Condor.
    >> Thanks for any help,
    >> Mark
    > The full absolute path is currently the one of interest.  There is 
    > work being done externally on a mechanism for providing a remapping 
    > mechanism at restart time (eg renaming scratch directories).  Because 
    > that work is being done outside of our group, I have no estimate as to 
    > when that capability will be available in a BLCR release.
    > -Paul
    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for the reply. Actually, I can circumvent this problem by using 
    Parrot, a user-space shared file system, to keep all paths constant.

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