condor_gather_info man page

condor_gather_info Gather information about an HTCondor installation and a queued job


condor_gather_info [ -- jobid ClusterId.ProcId ] [ -- scratch /path/to/directory ]


condor_gather_info is a Linux-only tool that will collect and output information about the machine it is run upon, about the HTCondor installation local to the machine, and optionally about a specified HTCondor job. The information gathered by this tool is most often used as a debugging aid for the developers of HTCondor.

Without the  -- jobid option, information about the local machine and its HTCondor installation is gathered and placed into the file called  condor-profile.txt , in the current working directory. The information gathered is under the category of Identity.

With the  -- jobid option, additional information is gathered about the job given in the command line argument and identified by its  ClusterId and  ProcId ClassAd attributes. The information includes both categories, Identity and Job information. As the quantity of information can be extensive, this information is placed into a compressed tar file. The file is placed into the current working directory, and it is named using the format


All values within  <> are substituted with current values. The building of this potentially large tar file can require a fair amount of temporary space. If the  -- scratch option is specified, it identifies a directory in which to build the tar file. If the  -- scratch option is not specified, then the directory will be  /tmp/cgi-<PID> , where the process ID is that of the condor_gather_info executable.

The information gathered by this tool:

1. Identity

* User name who generated the report

* Script location and machine name

* Date of report creation

*  uname -a

* Contents of  /etc/issue

* Contents of  /etc/redhat-release

* Contents of  /etc/debian_version

* Contents of  $(LOG)/MasterLog

* Contents of  $(LOG)/ShadowLog

* Contents of  $(LOG)/SchedLog

* Output of  ps -auxww -forest

* Output of  df -h

* Output of  iptables -L

* Output of  ls `condor_config_val LOG`

* Output of  ldd `condor_config_val SBIN`/condor_schedd

* Contents of  /etc/hosts

* Contents of  /etc/nsswitch.conf

* Output of  ulimit -a

* Output of  uptime

* Output of  free

* Network interface configuration ( ifconfig )

* HTCondor version

* Location of HTCondor configuration files

* HTCondor configuration variables

* All variables and values

* Definition locations for each configuration variable

2. Job Information

* Output of  condor_q jobid

* Output of  condor_q -l jobid

* Output of  condor_q -analyze jobid

* Job event log, if it exists

* Only events pertaining to the job ID

* If condor_gather_info has the proper permissions, it runs condor_fetchlog on the machine where the job most recently ran, and includes the contents of the logs from the condor_master , condor_startd , and condor_starter .


--jobid <ClusterId.ProcId>
Data mine information about this HTCondor job from the local HTCondor installation and condor_schedd .
--scratch /path/to/directory
A path to temporary space needed when building the output tar file. Defaults to  /tmp/cgi-<PID> , where  <PID> is replaced by the process ID of condor_gather_info .


*  condor-profile.txt The Identity portion of the information gathered when condor_gather_info is run without arguments.

*  cgi-<username>-jid<cluster>.<proc>-<year>-<month>-<day>-<hour>_<minute>_<second>-<TZ>.tar.gz The output file which contains all of the information produced by this tool.

Exit Status

condor_gather_info will exit with a status value of 0 (zero) upon success, and it will exit with the value 1 (one) upon failure.


Center for High Throughput Computing, University of Wisconsin-Madison