Thanks, Peter! Those are good suggestions. I'll look into it soon.

-Scott

----- Original Message -----
> Hi all,
> 
> I've been running into some sporadic errors on our Cluster while
> using the latest development Galaxy, and the error handling has
> made this quite difficult to diagnose.
> 
> For a user perspective, the jobs seem to run, get submitted to
> the cluster, and finish, and the data looks OK via the 'eye' view
> icon, but is red in the history with:
> 
> 0 bytes
> An error occurred running this job: info unavailable
> 
> Furthermore, the stdout and stderr via the 'info' icon are blank.
> 
> For watching the log (and adding more diagnosis lines), what
> is happening is the job is being split and sent out to the cluster
> fine, and starts running. If one of the tasks fails (and this seems
> to be happening due to some sort of file system error on our
> cluster), Galaxy spots this, and kills the rest of the jobs. That's
> good.
> 
> The problem is it fails to record any record of why the job died.
> This is my suggestion for now - it would be nice to go further
> and fill the info text show in the history peep as well?:
> 
> $ hg diff
> diff -r 4de1d566e9f8 lib/galaxy/jobs/__init__.py
> --- a/lib/galaxy/jobs/__init__.py     Fri Sep 21 11:02:50 2012 +0100
> +++ b/lib/galaxy/jobs/__init__.py     Fri Sep 21 11:59:27 2012 +0100
> @@ -1061,6 +1061,14 @@
>              log.error( "stderr for job %d is greater than 32K, only
> first part will be logged to database" % task.id )
>          task.stderr = stderr[:32768]
>          task.command_line = self.command_line
> +
> +        if task.state == task.states.ERROR:
> +            # If failed, will kill the other tasks in this job.
> Record this
> +            # task's stdout/stderr as should be useful to explain
> the failure:
> +            job = self.get_job()
> +            job.stdout = ("(From one sub-task:)\n"
> +task.stdout)[:32768]
> +            job.stderr = ("(From one sub-task:)\n"
> +task.stderr)[:32768]
> +
>          self.sa_session.flush()
>          log.debug( 'task %d ended' % self.task_id )
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Peter
> 
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