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    Services-submitted jobs don't run; batch queue doesn't work **MASTER RECORD**

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Description:
    Jobs submitted from the command line run OK, but jobs submitted from the ABCnn library GUI Services (or the job_list) don't run.
    util c/1 shows that lib_batch is running.
    The GUI Services says "Job submitted", but it does not actually show up in util c/1, util c/7, or in $aleph_scratch.

    Another symptom can be that aleph_startup doesn't start the lib_batch batch queue process for this library.

    Resolution:
    [Short Answer:]

    Do the following:

    > dlib abc50
    > df1
    > mv lib_batch_log lib_batch_log.old
    > mv que_batch que_batch.old
    > mv batch_log batch_log.old
    > touch batch_log
    > util c/2 (to restart the batch queue)

    [Long answer:]

    "tail -300 que_batch" in the ./abc50/files/ directory showed that -- despite the fact that util c/7 did not show the job -- it *was* in the que_batch. This indicated some problem with the que_batch file.

    I tried stopping the lib_batch using util c/3, but that did not work.
    Therefore, I did this:

    > dlib abc50
    > df1
    > mv lib_batch_log lib_batch_log.old
    > mv que_batch que_batch.old
    > mv batch_log batch_log.old
    > touch batch_log
    > util c/2 (to restart the batch queue)

    (I did the touch on batch_log because, while the new, empty que_batch and lib_batch_log are recreated automatically when lib_batch is started, it seems that batch_log is not.)

    After which, the batch queue worked OK: the Services-submitted jobs ran correctly and the lib_batch process was successfully started by aleph_startup.

    See also Article 000044822 (Batch que won't shut down; lib_batch_log at 2 Gig; "lib_batch already running").

    Additional Information

    Article link:   Batch que won't shut down; lib_batch_log at 2 Gig; "lib_batch already running" .

    See also Article 000038074 (Certain job_list job not running; batch queue gummed up ).


    • Article last edited: 12/24/2014