[Mauiusers] problem with maxnode & partitions
Andrew J Caird
acaird at umich.edu
Fri Apr 8 09:51:16 MDT 2005
I have a similar question; maybe some general clarification on MAXNODE
and MAXPROC would help both Darrian and me.
I have a configuration that looks like:
USERCFG[DEFAULT] PLIST=GENERAL FSTARGET=10 MAXPROC=32
CLASSCFG[long] MAXNODE=96 PLIST=GENERAL PRIORITY=40
CLASSCFG[short] MAXNODE=64 PLIST=GENERAL PRIORITY=30
CLASSCFG[private1] PLIST=PRIVATE1 PRIORITY=60
CLASSCFG[private2] PLIST=PRIVATE2 PRIORITY=60
In English, I'm trying to say: for the 100 nodes in the GENERAL
partition, no more than 96 can be used for long jobs, and no more than
64 for short jobs; there are no such restrictions on PRIVATE1 or
PRIVATE2; overall no one can run on more than 32 processors. This seems
to be working for me.
What I'd like to say, however, is that no one user can run on more than
32 processors in the GENERAL partition, regardless of what they are
doing in a PRIVATE partition, and that there are no such limits in the
PRIVATE partitions. In fact, does specifying PLIST=GENERAL in the
USERCFG line mean I'm getting this today? I haven't had a job mix that
would test this. Perhaps this is what Darrien needs?
I tried eliminating the MAXPROC=32 from the USERCFG line and adding this:
CLASSCFG[long] MAXNODE=96 PLIST=GENERAL PRIORITY=40 MAXPROC[USER]=32
CLASSCFG[short] MAXNODE=64 PLIST=GENERAL PRIORITY=30 MAXPROC[USER]=32
but it didn't seem to work. The docs at
seem to imply that it should.
Thanks a lot for any insight.
Darrian Hale wrote:
> Hello, I'm having a problem where the maxnode directive seems to be ignored if
> I have multiple partitions set up.
> For example, If i have the following in my config file, users can only use a
> maximum of 8 nodes.
> USERCFG[DEFAULT] MAXNODE=8
> SYSCFG[base] PLIST=DEFAULT
> However, if i add something like this to the config file, users can use
> however many nodes they want.
> NODECFG[cn1] PARTITION=test
> NODECFG[cnX] PARTITION=test
> CLASSCFG[test] PLIST=DEFAULT,test
> Ive also tried adding USERCFG[test] MAXNODE=8 to the config file, but the
> results are the same.
> Thanks for your help,
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