[Mauiusers] maui not honoring multiple PBSPro node attributes

Franco M. Bladilo bladilo at rice.edu
Wed Mar 22 17:57:52 MST 2006


Gabe,
Thanks for the suggestion, now maui seems fine but pbs doesn't want to 
let me submit if it doesn't know about these features:
bladilo at ada714-6:~> diagnose -n | grep matlab
ada746-6                 Idle   4:4     8016:8016        1:1        
8016:8016    1.00 DEFAUL  linux DEF   0.00 000 
[interactive_4:4][phyz_4:4][co [DEFAULT]                      [fpga,matlab]
ada746-5                 Busy   0:4     8016:8016        1:1        
8016:8016    1.00 DEFAUL  linux DEF   0.00 001 
[interactive_4:4][phyz_4:4][co [DEFAULT]                      [fpga,matlab]
ada748-1                 Busy   0:4     8016:8016        1:1        
8016:8016    1.00 DEFAUL  linux DEF   0.00 001 
[interactive_4:4][phyz_4:4][co [DEFAULT]                      [matlab]
ada748-3                 Busy   0:4     8016:8016        1:1        
8016:8016    1.00 DEFAUL  linux DEF   0.00 001 
[interactive_4:4][phyz_4:4][co [DEFAULT]                      [matlab]
ada748-2                 Busy   0:4     8016:8016        1:1        
8016:8016    1.00 DEFAUL  linux DEF   0.00 001 
[interactive_4:4][phyz_4:4][co [DEFAULT]                      [matlab]
ada748-5                 Idle   4:4     8016:8016        1:1        
8016:8016    1.00 DEFAUL  linux DEF   0.00 000 
[interactive_4:4][phyz_4:4][co [DEFAULT]                      [matlab]
ada748-6                 Idle   4:4     8016:8016        1:1        
8016:8016    1.00 DEFAUL  linux DEF   0.00 000 
[interactive_4:4][phyz_4:4][co [DEFAULT]                      [matlab]
ada748-4                 Idle   4:4     8016:8016        1:1        
8016:8016    1.00 DEFAUL  linux DEF   0.00 000 
[interactive_4:4][phyz_4:4][co [DEFAULT]                      [matlab]
bladilo at ada714-6:~> qsub -I -l nodes=1:matlab
qsub: Job exceeds queue resource limits
bladilo at ada714-6:~>

If I list multiple node attributes on PBS maui doesn't like it and if I 
use maui's NODECFG features PBS doesn't accept the jobs. Chicken and egg 
problem..
What version of PBSPro did you get to run with this workaround?

I'm running 5.4.5 on this cluster..

Thanks.

Gabe Turner wrote:

>On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 04:10:56PM -0600, Franco M. Bladilo wrote:
>  
>
>>We are having issues with maui-3.2.6p14 and multiple PBSpro node 
>>attributes, maui doesn't seem to see after the first node attribute on a 
>>    
>>
>[snip]
>  
>
>>The node features column only sees the first attribute specified on the 
>>nodesfile , nothing else. Jobs that request the second attribute never 
>>get to run.
>>
>>Any ideas?
>>    
>>
>
>I had this same problem when running PBSPro 5.4.x and Moab.  Although I
>can't say when the Maui developers will port the fix for this problem
>that's in Moab, you should be able to use the NODECFG parameter as a
>temporary work-around.
>
>NODECFG[nodename] FEATURES=one,two,three
>
>I used this work-around semi-successfully while Moab was still broken.  In
>order for this to work, you will need to remove all features on the node
>definitions in PBS.  If Maui sees any features at all in PBS's node
>configuration, it will use those and then only use the first one.
>
>HTH,
>
>Gabe
>
>  
>


-- 
Franco Bladilo
Linux/HPCC Administrator
Research Computing Support Group
Rice University
bladilo at rice.edu

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