[Beowulf] Scyld implementation of BProc

Michael Will mwill at penguincomputing.com
Tue Sep 20 11:44:54 PDT 2005

Your scyld distribution should come with all the documentation of
tools like 'ps | bpstat -P'. If you did not get all the pieces you need,
call customer support (or email me) and they will help you out right away.

Also we offer classes taught by Donald Becker ;-)


Tony Stocker wrote:

> All,
> I'm using Scyld 29cz-4 with bproc-3.1.9-294r0048.Scyld installed.
> Looking at documentation of other users of BProc, primarily LANL, 
> there are references to the programs "bpps", "bptop", and "bjobs" 
> however I cannot find these programs installed in my Scyld distro.  
> Are these standard BProc executeables?
> The whole reason for needing these tools, which show not only the 
> global PID space but also which node a PID is actually running on.
> In a somewhat similar vein I'm trying to figure out how I can get the 
> PID of a process launched via bpsh and not the PID of the bpsh 
> itself.  I have a program which spawns off jobs as child processes, 
> within the child process the `bpsh # myprog input.file output.file` is 
> executed.  However the PID that is associated is that of the bpsh and 
> I've discovered that killing a bpsh does *not* necessarily kill the 
> program that the bpsh was running.  Does anyone have any thoughts on 
> how to capture this PID so that it can be stored in case a kill 
> command needs to be issued?
> Thanks,
> Tony
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