Running Ray script on external HD requires spaceless paths

How severe does this issue affect your experience of using Ray?

  • None: Just asking a question out of curiosity
  • Low: It annoys or frustrates me for a moment.

I was facing an error when running a Ray Tune script in a workspace that I store on an external hard drive. The hard drive was named “Seagate 500GB”. When I ran the script, the error message stated “No such file or directory: Volumes/Seagate” - so it would seem that somewhere there might be an issue with regards to handling paths elegantly.

I fixed this by renaming my external hard drive to “Seagate_500GB” - but this doesn’t seem the ideal solution.

Hey @Dangyers thanks for sharing this! Just to check, did you run into this when passing in the name of the path to local_dir or some other way?

Could you create a Github issue here with a repro? Or if you provide a simple repro here, I can create the issue and look into this!