[gmx-users] Job crash: checkpoint file

Justin A. Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Fri Oct 8 20:19:24 CEST 2010

Jianhui Tian wrote:
> Dear GMX users,
> I am running a replica simulation and the job crashed with the following 
> message:
> File input/output error:
> Cannot rename checkpoint file; maybe you are out of quota?
>  From the mailling list, I see this might be a permission problem. 
> However, I checked the file permission and nothing wrong was noticed.
> If I rerun the crashed simulation, it goes through the second time. This 
> seems strong. Any suggestion is welcomed.

I've seen this happen when our filesystem blips.  It seems like you're able to 
run your job, so I don't think there's anything to do about it, except perhaps 
inquire with your sysadmins about the stability of the filesystem, and whether 
or not you can expect to have this happen frequently.


> JH


Justin A. Lemkul
Ph.D. Candidate
ICTAS Doctoral Scholar
Department of Biochemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
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