[Mauiusers] Re: Suspended jobs resume execution

Josh Butikofer josh at clusterresources.com
Thu Apr 27 10:32:40 MDT 2006

David, Ronny,

We've confirmed that this behavior is happening in Maui. Moab Workload 
Manager currently has the desired behavior with suspended jobs accruing 
priority (and also correctly handles different classes involved). We 
hope that over the next few weeks we will be able to make these 
improvements in Maui as well. We will keep the list posted on our progress.

Joshua Butikofer
Cluster Resources, Inc.

josh at clusterresources.com
(801) 798-7488

David Corredor wrote:
>  The problem is not just that the suspended job gets once again preempted
> by a job of its same class from the IDLE queue, this happens regardless
> of the class of the new job.
>   Ex.  3 queues (1 verylong, 1 long, 1 fast.  Fast preempts long and
> verylong, and long preempts verylong, verylong should not preempt).
>     - Submit 1 long job so that it takes all resources in cluster.
>     - Submit a verylong job so that it waits in the IDLE queue.
>     - Submit a fast job.
>   The fast job preempts the long one, and once it finishes, instead of the
> long one to resume execution, the verylong kicks in and preempts it once
> again (and it shouldn't).
> <quote who="Ronny T. Lampert">
>>However I experience the very same problem as you do (I need the
>>QUEUETIMEWEIGHT set to 1) - the preempted ones stay suspended and instead
>>NEW job from the batch queue is started :-(
>>I think this is a bug: suspended jobs *should age*, too.
>>Or automatically get a slightly higher priority than the highest in the
>>class to prevent it from staying suspended and interrupted by jobs from
>>same class.
>>Could some developer shortly comment on that issue?
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