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Re: [Linux-cluster] Clustat in user's profile



On 4/20/06, Lombard, David N <david n lombard intel com> wrote:
> From: Steve Nelson on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 2:36 PM
> > Hi All,
> >
> > On all of my clusters, I have clustat run in the user's profile, so
> > the status of the cluster is visible whenever someone logs in.
> >
> > Someone has suggested to me that clustat could hang, and prevent user
> > access.  Is this a valid point?  Under what (if any) circumstances
> > would clustat hang?
>
> As another has pointed out, anything that can hang the login, will, at
> the most inopportune times.
>
> Why not have a cron job periodically report the status into some file
> and then just cat the file results during login?

Yes, and indeed I discovered that I can export the info as xml too,
which could be handy :)

> If the user then
> really wants an up-to-the-moment report, they can buy into running
> clustat.

Definitely.  Thanks for all the advice :)

S.


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