Re: blcr 0.8.2 with ubuntu karmic (kernel 2.6.31)

From: Stefan Kluth (skluth_at_mppmu.mpg.de)
Date: Tue Nov 10 2009 - 10:01:27 PST

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    Hi Alan,
    
    On Tue, 10 Nov 2009, Alan Woodland wrote:
    
    > 2009/11/2 Stefan Kluth <skluth@mppmu.mpg.de>:
    >>
    >> Hi Alan,
    >>
    >> the vanilla blcr 0.8.2 from
    >>
    >> https://ftg.lbl.gov/CheckpointRestart/CheckpointRestart.shtml
    >>
    >> build and check fine on ubuntu hardy, if that is of any consolation to you.
    >>
    >> For karmic (sid) I guess I'll have to wait for a new package ... I am happy
    >> to run some tests if that is needed.
    >>
    > Just to confirm - 0.8.2-5, which includes the 2.6.31 patches should
    > hit the Debian archive tonight, is in http://incoming.debian.org at
    > the moment and works fine on Ubuntu Karmic with the 2.6.31 kernel.
    
    great news! I'll try as soon as its available.
    
    I have an embryonic blcr integration with grid engine on hardy now.  It 
    uses the application-level checkpoint environment, and a special 
    starter_method to take care of blcr restarts.  It checkpoints/restarts 
    unmodified applications.  If there is interest I can post what I did here; 
    the information out there for blcr with grid engine seems a little dated
    and uses only userdefined environments leaving all the work to the user 
    job scripts.
    
    If any grid engine pros are listening, how does one add a fully configured 
    checkpointing environment, i.e. something like "cray-ckpt", but for blcr 
    on linux?  I guess that would do away with the modified starter_method I 
    currently have.
    
    Cheers, Stefan
    
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