Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#2591 closed help (fixed)

Postproc timeout

Reported by: apm Owned by: um_support
Component: UM Model Keywords:
Cc: Platform: ARCHER
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Is there any way to increase the walltime limit on the postprocessing part of a Rose job?

I find my Archer jobs quite regularly timeout before completion, which is annoying. The error log tells me that one hour is allocated for postproc and this has been exceeded, but I can’t find anywhere in the Rose job where this is set, nor in the scripts I have looked at. There is a time limit for the model itself running (which is much longer), bit not specifically for the postprocessing.



Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by ros

Hi Alex,

It will probably be set in the suite.rc or site/archer.rc file somewhere in the definition for the [[POSTPROC]] family. If you still can't find it let us know the suite id and we'll take a look.


comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by apm

Thanks, Ros.

Where is site/archer.rc? I can't find it on puma or archer.

I also can't find anything that would appear to be relevant in /home/apm/roses/u-ba494/suite.rc.

Apologies for getting in touch in the first instance by email, rather than through the website, but I can't log on directly to the CEDA site. When I go to to log in, I get an error where it doesn't accept the authorisation certificate. On the other hand, if I go straight to the ticket url Grenville sent me, no problem.



comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by ros

Hi Alex,

In suite.rc under the [[postproc]][[[directives]]] the walltime is set to 01:00:00 indicating 1 hour. Change this value to extend the wallclock.

Not all suites have the site/archer.rc file.

The NCAS CMS helpdesk and CEDA login are totally different systems with totally different login credentials.


comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by apm

Found it!

Many thanks,


comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by willie

  • Platform set to ARCHER
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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