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lamwipe - Shutdown LAM.
lamwipe [-b] [-d] [-h] [-v] [-nn] [-np] [-n #] [-prefix
/lam/install/path] [-prefix /lam/install/path/] [-sessionprefix
value] [-sessionsuffix value] [-withlamprefixpath value] [-ssi
key value] [bhost]
-b Assume local and remote shell are the same. This means
that only one remote shell invocation is used to each node.
If -b is not used, two remote shell invocations are used to
-d Turn on debugging mode. This implies -v.
-h Print the command help menu.
-n # Lamwipe only the first # nodes.
-prefix Use the LAM installation specified in /lam/install/path/
-ssi key value
Send arguments to various SSI modules. See the "SSI"
-v Be verbose.
-nn Don't add "-n" to the remote agent command line
-np Do not force the execution of $HOME/.profile on remote
Set the session prefix, overriding LAM_MPI_SESSION_PREFIX.
Set the session suffix, overriding LAM_MPI_SESSION_SUFFIX.
Override the internal installation path. For internal use
only, do not use unless you know what you are doing.
This command has been deprecated in favor of the lamhalt command.
lamwipe should only be necessary if lamhalt fails and is unable to
clean up the LAM run-time environment properly. The lamwipe tool
terminates the LAM software on each of the machines specified in the
boot schema, bhost. lamwipe is the topology tool that terminates LAM
on the UNIX(tm) nodes of a multicomputer system. It invokes tkill(1)
on each machine. See tkill(1) for a description of how LAM is
terminated on each node.
The bhost file is a LAM boot schema written in the host file syntax.
CPU counts in the boot schema are ignored by lamwipe. See bhost(5).
Instead of the command line, a boot schema can be specified in the
LAMBHOST environment variable. Otherwise a default file, bhost.def, is
used. LAM searches for bhost first in the local directory and then in
the installation directory under etc/.
lamwipe does not quit if a particular remote node cannot be reached or
if tkill(1) fails on any node. A message is printed if either of these
failures occur, in which case the user should investigate the cause of
failure and, if necessary, terminate LAM by manually executing tkill(1)
on the problem node(s). In extreme cases, the user may have to
terminate individual LAM processes with kill(1).
lamwipe will terminate after a limited number of nodes if the -n option
is given. This is mainly intended for use by lamboot(1), which invokes
lamwipe when a boot does not successfully complete.
SSI (System Services Interface)
The -ssi switch allows the passing of parameters to various SSI
modules. LAM's SSI modules are described in detail in lamssi(7). SSI
modules have direct impact on MPI programs because they allow tunable
parameters to be set at run time (such as which boot device driver to
use, what parameters to pass to that driver, etc.).
The -ssi switch takes two arguments: key and value. The key argument
generally specifies which SSI module will receive the value. For
example, the key "boot" is used to select which RPI to be used for
starting processes on remote nodes. The value argument is the value
that is passed. For example:
lamboot -ssi boot tm
Tells LAM to use the "tm" boot module for native launching in
PBSPro / OpenPBS environments (the tm boot module does not require
a boot schema).
lamboot -ssi boot rsh -ssi rsh_agent "ssh -x" boot_file
Tells LAM to use the "rsh" boot module, and tells the rsh module to
use "ssh -x" as the specific agent to launch executables on remote
And so on. LAM's boot SSI modules are described in lamssi_boot(7).
The -ssi switch can be used multiple times to specify different key
and/or value arguments. If the same key is specified more than once,
the values are concatenated with a comma (",") separating them.
Note that the -ssi switch is simply a shortcut for setting environment
variables. The same effect may be accomplished by setting
corresponding environment variables before running lamwipe. The form
of the environment variables that LAM sets are: LAM_MPI_SSI_key=value.
Note that the -ssi switch overrides any previously set environment
variables. Also note that unknown key arguments are still set as
environment variable -- they are not checked (by lamwipe) for
correctness. Illegal or incorrect value arguments may or may not be
reported -- it depends on the specific SSI module.
Remote Executable Invocation
All tweakable aspects of launching executables on remote nodes during
lamwipe are discussed in lamssi(7) and lamssi_boot(7). Topics include
(but are not limited to): discovery of remote shell, run-time overrides
of the agent use to launch remote executables (e.g., rsh and ssh), etc.
lamwipe -v mynodes
Shutdown LAM on the machines described in the boot schema, mynodes.
Report about important steps as they are done.
laminstalldir/etc/lam-bhost.def default boot schema file, where
"laminstalldir" is the directory
where LAM/MPI was installed.
recon(1), lamboot(1), tkill(1), bhost(5), lam-helpfile(5), lamssi(7),
LAM 7.1.5b2 June, 2008 LAMWIPE(1)