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    p_serial_13 hangs

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    We are running p_serial_13 and it seems to be hung. ps -ef claims it is running:

    ps -ef | grep p_serial_13
    aleph 307406 880822 0 12:39:10 pts/0 0:00 grep p_serial_13
    aleph 356576 2523276 0 Nov 10 - 0:00 csh -f /exlibris/aleph/a18_1/aleph/proc/p_serial_13 ABC50,mbw_olse,mbw_olse20081110,20091231,N,00,

    But the temp file in alephe/scratch has not grown for the past hour:

    bash-3.00$ ls -l abc50_p_serial_13*
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 aleph aleph 260961 Nov 10 11:08 abc50_p_serial_13.05736
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 aleph aleph 0 Nov 10 10:57 abc50_p_serial_13.05736.lock

    In addtion, nothing else in the batch queue is running, as if the entire lib batch is hung.

    Why would p_serial_13 have hung?

    [From Jerry:] I see the following at the end of the $alephe_scratch/abc50_p_serial_13.05736 log file:

    Start handling DOC NO: 000644482
    End handling DOC NO: 000644482
    Start handling DOC NO: 000645192
    End handling DOC NO: 000645192
    Start handling DOC NO: 000645194
    End handling DOC NO: 000645194
    Start handling DOC NO: 000645255 <----

    And a tail of the abc50 $data_scratch/serial_13_1 work file confirms that 000645194 was the last record successfully processed.

    Please run it again, with 000645255 omitted.

    [From site:]

    The job ran with 645255 omitted from the input file. #645255 is for a weekly, 46 issues per year. The pattern looks like this:

    $$a v.
    $$b no.
    $$u 46
    $$v r
    $$i (year)
    $$j (month)
    $$k( day)
    $$w w
    $$y od0707,0721,0804,0818,0901,1229

    $$9 00101
    $$a 50
    $$b 1
    $$i 2009
    $$j 01
    $$3 20090105

    So the $$k value in the 853X (which should be specifying the day, corresponding to to the caption "(day)" in 853 $$k) is missing, and I suspect that's what's causing the problem. (In fact, even when trying to access this via the serials GUI, Aleph can't display the "Level-X"
    portion of the pattern--the display just hangs.) We will fix it manually.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013