Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#2377 closed help (fixed)

fcm_make failure on PUMA

Reported by: mbexgcd2 Owned by: ros
Component: PUMA Keywords:
Cc: Platform: ARCHER
UM Version: 10.9



I'm attempting to rebuild a UM job I previously compiled yesterday on ARCHER via PUMA (suite u-au492), but when I come to run the suite today I encounter an error with the extraction step (fcm_make), which appears in the Gcylc log viewer as:

2018-01-30T14:41:04Z ERROR - [job-submit cmd] cylc jobs-submit — /home/mbexgcd2/cylc-run/u-au492/log/job 1/fcm_make/01

[job-submit ret_code] 1
[job-submit out] 2018-01-30T14:41:04Z|1/fcm_make/01|1|None

2018-01-30T14:41:04Z ERROR - [fcm_make.1] -submission failed
2018-01-30T14:41:06Z WARNING - suite stalled
2018-01-30T14:41:06Z WARNING - Unmet prerequisites for fcm_make2.1:
2018-01-30T14:41:06Z WARNING - * fcm_make.1 succeeded

I don't think I'm doing anything differently to what I have previously done, but any help or insight you can offer would be greatly appreciated.


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by ros

  • Owner changed from um_support to ros
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Hi Chris,

The job-activity.log file says it has failed because the "at daemon is not running". The extract should be run in the background not using at. In the suite.rc file under the [[LINUX]] family please change:

batch system = at 


batch system = background


comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by mbexgcd2

Thanks Ros, this has solved my problem.


comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by willie

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed
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