[slurm-users] Bug: incorrect output directory fails silently
dries.boers at slu.se
Thu Jul 8 14:51:43 UTC 2021
Dear Slurm users,
I wanted to discuss a bug with you, which has troubled me several times. I could not find a discussion about it through Google nor DDG, although it is mentioned here<https://github.com/snakemake/snakemake/issues/134#issuecomment-561185825> in a Snakemake Issue.
When scheduling the following file through sbatch:
echo "Hello world"
If `dir/` does not exist, Slurm fails silently after queuing. 'Silently' is bold there, because this is unexpected behaviour to me.
I understand that there is no output file to write an error message to, but it might be good to check the `--output` path during the scheduling, just like `--account` is checked.
Does anybody know a workaround to be warned about the error?
With kind regards,
PhD candidate at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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