Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#1909 closed error (answered)

Error in routine: UM_WRITDUMP

Reported by: valerio Owned by: um_support
Component: ARCHER Keywords:
Cc: Platform: ARCHER
UM Version: 8.4



I have been working on a copy of an 8.4 job (xlavb); my copy is saved as xmqhb. It is essentially a 12 month run split into 4 x 3 month chunks. I have set up the automatic re-submission of the job at the end of each chunk as described here

So far, the initial run and the first continuation run were completed without any problems (on Archer). However the second continuation run failed and the error message in the .leave file reads as follows:

BUFFOUT: C I/O Error - Return code = 1
 WRITEDUMP: Error in call to BUFFOUT
 Field :  14450
 LEN_IO :  5120
 IOSTAT :  1.

???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!! ERROR ???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!!???!!!?
? Error in routine: UM_WRITDUMP
? Error Code:   400
? Error Message: Failure writing out field
? Error generated from processor:     0
? This run generated *** warnings

The full .leave file can be found here: /home/n02/n02/valerio/output/xmqhb002.xmqhb.d16181.t225427.leave

The failed run covered dates from 01/06/2000 to 30/08/2000. In my /work folder (/work/n02/n02/valerio/xmqhb) there are PP files up to 10/07/2000 (which makes sense as the .leave file says the model failed while running 11/07/2000) - however I don't seem to be able to open any of them using Xconv. Conversely, I am still able to open those from the initial and first continuation runs.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by grenville


It looks like you have exceeded your disc quota. I have increased it for now (it'll take a short time to become usable).


comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by valerio

Hi Grenville,

Thanks for the quick reply. It turns out I was using the wrong command to check my disc quota on Archer (just plain "quota").
Can you confirm that the correct command is:

lfs quota -u [username] /work/[project code]

Thanks for your help,


comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by grenville

  • Resolution set to answered
  • Status changed from new to closed


Yes - that's right. I more frequently use SAFE (which is only updated daily)


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