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pbs_statjob: obtain status of pbs batch jobs


pbs_statjob - obtain status of pbs batch jobs


#include <pbs_error.h>
#include <pbs_ifl.h>

struct batch_status *pbs_statjob(int connect, char *id,
struct attrl *attrib, char *extend)

void pbs_statfree(struct batch_status *psj)


Issue a batch request to obtain the status of a specified batch job or a set of jobs at a destination.

A Status Job batch request is generated and sent to the server over the connection specified by which is the return value of pbs_connect().

The parameter, may be either a job identifier or a destination identifier.

If is a job identifier, it is the identifier of the job for which status is requested. It is specified in the form:

If is a destination identifier, it specifies that status of all jobs at the destination (queue) which the user is authorized to see be returned. If is the null pointer or a null string, the status of each job at the server which the user is authorized to see is returned.

The parameter, is a pointer to an attrl structure which is defined in pbs_ifl.h as:

    struct attrl {
        struct attrl *next;
        char         *name;
        char         *resource;
        char         *value;

The list is terminated by the first entry where is a null pointer. If is given, then only the attributes in the list are returned by the server. Otherwise, all the attributes of a job are returned. When an list is specified, the member is a pointer to a attribute name as listed in pbs_alter(3) and pbs_submit(3). The member is only used if the name member is ATTR_l, otherwise it should be a pointer to a null string. The member should aways be a pointer to a null string.

The parameter, is reserved for implementation defined extensions. TORQUE 2.0.0p1 added the #define'd constant string EXECQUEONLY to only retrieve jobs in execution queues.

The return value is a pointer to a list of batch_status structures or the null pointer if no jobs can be queried for status. The batch_status structure is defined in pbs_ifl.h as

    struct batch_status {
        struct batch_status *next;
        char                *name;
        struct attrl        *attribs;
        char                *text;

It is up the user to free the structure when no longer needed, by calling pbs_statfree().


When the batch request generated by pbs_statjob() function has been completed successfully and the status of each job has been returned by the batch server, the routine will return a pointer to the list of batch_status structures. If no jobs were available to query or an error occurred, a null pointer is returned. The global integer pbs_errno should be examined to determine the cause.


qstat(1B) and pbs_connect(3B)