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S_Burggraaff
Calcite | Level 5

Can anyone tell me which SAS return codes result in what LSF exit codes? For instance, I've got a return code of 4 that results in LSF exit code 1. But an error in another job results in exit code 21. What is the logic behind this?

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SASKiwi
Opal | Level 21

LSF exit codes don't necessarily line up with SAS return codes. We have had problems with LSF returning non-zero return codes but the SAS log is clean. I've found Googling LSF exit codes quite useful.

I would definitely not rely on LSF exit codes to indicate if the SAS job failed or not. To me there is no substitute for examining the batch SAS logs. Do you not have access to these as they just text files in a log folder.

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jakarman
Barite | Level 11

LSF does not run SAS code. LSF runs OS scripts (unix shell types) that are calling the SAS system to run SAS code.

It is the OS script that returns the exit code review that one.  Scalability Community: SAS® Platform Notes  

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S_Burggraaff
Calcite | Level 5

Thanks Jaap. Unfortunately I don’t have the authorization to check the sasbatch script. But when I look at the example script then that looks like the exit codes we are seeing in our batch.

SASKiwi
Opal | Level 21

LSF exit codes don't necessarily line up with SAS return codes. We have had problems with LSF returning non-zero return codes but the SAS log is clean. I've found Googling LSF exit codes quite useful.

I would definitely not rely on LSF exit codes to indicate if the SAS job failed or not. To me there is no substitute for examining the batch SAS logs. Do you not have access to these as they just text files in a log folder.

jakarman
Barite | Level 11

IBM Knowledge Center (LSF 9.1.3 exit codes) Also there the logic is release dependent .

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