[Mauiusers] Another MAXPROC query

Gianfranco Sciacca gs at hep.ucl.ac.uk
Thu Nov 23 07:35:48 MST 2006

I use MAXPROC to limit the number of running or active state and to this 
end, I have the following settings
in maui.cfg:

# Any user allowed 50 jobs in running+priority accrual state

# No queue stuffing when people have exceeded the MAXPROC values

This seemed to have worked reasonably well for some time and any user 
exceeding the 50 limit would have the excess jobs placed in the 
"Blocked" status. Now a user came along yesterday submitting a couple 
thousand of jobs to a low priority PBS queue, but these show up in the 
"Idle" status instead and are accruing priority. Here here an example of 
a checkjob on the last of these submissions:


checkjob  482447.pc72
checking job 482447
State: Idle
Creds:  user:spm  group:man  class:bulk  qos:DEFAULT
WallTime: 00:00:00 of 6:00:00:00
SubmitTime: Wed Nov 22 12:46:37
  (Time Queued  Total: 1:01:46:12  Eligible: 1:16:33)
Total Tasks: 1
Req[0]  TaskCount: 1  Partition: DEFAULT
Network: [NONE]  Memory >= 0  Disk >= 0  Swap >= 0
Opsys: [NONE]  Arch: [NONE]  Features: [NONE]
NodeCount: 1
IWD: [NONE]  Executable:  [NONE]
Bypass: 80  StartCount: 4
PartitionMask: [ALL]
Flags:       RESTARTABLE
PE:  1.00  StartPriority:  116
job cannot run in partition DEFAULT (idle procs do not meet requirements : 0 of 1 procs found)
idle procs:  27  feasible procs:   0
Rejection Reasons: [CPU          :    3][State        :   13][ReserveTime  :    1]

Do I have a misunderstanding of the MAXPROC & JOBPRIOACCRUALPOLICY  settings?


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