[Mauiusers] Multiple standing reservations with TASKCOUNT mutually exclude nodes from *all* users

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Sep 22 17:32:29 MDT 2004


Hi folks,

I've whinged about this before, but it's still biting us whenever we try it
again to check whether it's been fixed.

If you have two reservations which use TASKCOUNT and SPACEFLEX to reserve
nodes and ACLs to permit access, Moab (and Maui I believe) seems to
persistently put the reservations on the same nodes even if the ACLs are
mutually exclusive (i.e. two different USERLIST's) and then nobody can use the
nodes reserved. :-(

We're not the only ones affected, see:

 http://supercluster.org/pipermail/mauiusers/2004-June/001200.html

Here's a simple example which reproduces the problem:

SRCFG[sr1] PERIOD=INFINITY
SRCFG[sr1] TASKCOUNT=1 FLAGS=SPACEFLEX
SRCFG[sr1] ACCESS=DEDICATED
SRCFG[sr1] USERLIST=csamuel

SRCFG[sr2] PERIOD=INFINITY
SRCFG[sr2] TASKCOUNT=1 FLAGS=SPACEFLEX
SRCFG[sr2] ACCESS=DEDICATED
SRCFG[sr2] USERLIST=dbannon

results in:

node085   User      sr1.0.1053828        N/A    1   -00:00:02    INFINITE  Thu Sep 23 09:23:32
node085   User      sr2.0.1053829        N/A    1   -00:00:02    INFINITE  Thu Sep 23 09:23:32

Worse still, node085 is already in use by our short queue reservation using a hostlist:

node085                    User     sque.0.1053831        N/A    1   -00:00:02    10:36:28  Thu Sep 23 09:23:32

SRCFG[sque] STARTTIME=08:00:00 ENDTIME=20:00:00
SRCFG[sque] PERIOD=DAY DAYS=MON,TUE,WED,THU,FRI
SRCFG[sque] PROCLIMIT<=4 DEPTH=7
SRCFG[sque] HOSTLIST=node084,node085
SRCFG[sque] MAXTIME=00:15:00+*
SRCFG[sque] ACCESS=DEDICATED

Help!

cheers,
Chris
-- 
 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Systems & Network Admin
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia

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