NAMD disk writes and quota overflow

From: Jeff Forbes (
Date: Thu Jan 08 2009 - 15:45:05 CST


I have found that when disk quota is reached or closely approached, that NAMD
log files become corrupted and sometimes the .dcd files. The log files
will have ^@ characters in them, before the job shuts down. Often
times, the log
files will become readable again shortly before the job shuts down.

Other then more closely monitoring my disk quota, is there anyway to
NAMD to fail
on disk write errors without corrupting the files?


Jeffrey G. Forbes, Ph.D.
Muscle Proteomics and Nanotechnology Section
Laboratory of Muscle Biology
National Institute of Arthritis and
     Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
50 South Drive
Building 50, Room 1139
Bethesda, MD 20892-8024
Voice: 301-451-9535
FAX: 301-402-0009

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Wed Feb 29 2012 - 15:52:13 CST