WARNING about “sticked on revision”¶
If you encounter a similar warning message when running GEMmaker:
Project `systemsgenetics/gemmaker` currently is sticked on revision: dev -- you need to specify explicitly a revision with the option `-r` to use it
This means you have multiple versions of GEMmaker cached by Nextflow and it isn’t sure which one to use. You must specify the
-r <version> parameter when running Nextflow. For example, to use the
dev version of GEMmaker you would provdie
ERROR : Unknown image format/type¶
If you encounter the following error:
ERROR : Unknown image format/type: <directory to a singularity image file> ABORT : Retval = 255
Most likely, Singularity encountered some problem when retrieving and building the software images that GEMmaker uses. The solution is to just resume the GEMmaker workflow and the problem will most likely resolve itself.
ERROR : No valid /bin/sh in container¶
If you encounter the following error message:
ERROR : No valid /bin/sh in container ABORT : Retval = 255
Then this can be caused by any of the following problems:
- Nextflow will automatically download and build the singularity images for you. If your umask is not set to create files that are readable and executable then you can get this error. Setting a umask such as,
umask u=rwx,g=rx,o=rx, prior to running Nextflow will ensure the images are readable and executable.
Exception in thread “main” java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space¶
This error can occur when GEMmaker runs the FastQC process and there is insufficient RAM available. If running on a local machine you can adjust the
--max_cpus argument to decrease the number of concurrent jobs that run at a given time. If running on an HPC system, you can increase the amount of memory requested for the job by altering the setting in the
--max_memory argument. See the nf-core Pipeline Configuration page for more in-depth details for providing more custom configuration files.
Why is it taking so long to pull a docker/singularity image?¶
This is dependent directly on your internet speed. The first time GEMmaker is run, it must download the Docker image it needs to run. This means it may take a little while longer to run the first time it is run on your machine.
GEMmaker seems hung and does not complete¶
If GEMmaker seems to have processed all the samples provided, but does not move on to the
create_gem step it may be hung. Sometimes this can occur if you have tried to run GEMmaker multiple times but changed the list of samples between runs. The best solution is to only run GEMmaker with one set of samples in a single directory, and to use a different directory for other samples.
SLURM: exceeded memory limit¶
If you are launching GEMmaker on an HPC system with the SLURM scheduler you can sometimes get an exceeded memory limit similar to the following:
slurmstepd: error: Job 12254566 exceeded memory limit (7871840 > 6553600), being killed
If you have a lot of samples, Nextflow may need more memory. Increasing the amount of memory in your SLURM submission script will correct this problem. Remember to restart GEMmaker with the
-resume flag to have it continue where it left off.