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slurmstepd(8) Slurm Component slurmstepd(8)


slurmstepd - The job step manager for Slurm.




slurmstepd is a job step manager for Slurm. It is spawned by the slurmd daemon when a job step is launched and terminates when the job step does. It is responsible for managing input and output (stdin, stdout and stderr) for the job step along with its accounting and signal processing. slurmstepd should not be initiated by users or system administrators.


The following environment variables can be used to override settings compiled into slurmstepd.

Specify debug flags for slurmstepd to use. See DebugFlags in the slurm.conf(5) man page for a full list of flags. The environment variable takes precedence over the setting in the slurm.conf.


These signals are explicitly ignored.


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This file is part of Slurm, a resource management program. For details, see <>.

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Slurm Component August 2022