Welcome to disparm
What is disparm
Disparm is a tool to manage large number of tasks, mostly started in jobs. Tasks ask disparm for a command line. Disparm takes care that lines that are committed, will not be committed again, unless the user specifically requires to re-commit lines.
- The user fills a pool with lines, consisting of parameters that are to be used by a program.
- In a job: as many tasks as there are cores are started in parallel.
- Each task asks disparm a line: disparm will give each task another line.
- The task executes the required command using the line as parameter.
- The task tells disparm that this line is now invalidated, it must not be committed ever again.
Disparm is not server-based
Disparm is not based on a server, but works with files in the (NFS-mounted) HOME file system. File locking is based on the atomicity of creating links.
Apache 2.0 2004
Download and install
svn co https://oss.trac.surfsara.nl/disparm/svn disparm cd disparm/trunk # edit the script makeit to your taste ./makeit
After succesfull compilation, there are:
- disparmcmd, the program
- a script makefunction that creates a shell function called disparm. This shell function is normally used when invoking the program. It takes care of setting environment variables.
- a man page: disparm.1 which describes the usage, also containing an example.
- modulefile: an example of a modulefile to activate the disparm command. (Only useful if you use modules, but otherwise, it illustrates how to create a suitable alias (called disparm)) for the C-shell
We have more user documentation on SURFsara's website.