[Mauiusers] Would Maui kill running jobs if I change MAXJOBS ?

Andrew.Mather at dpi.vic.gov.au Andrew.Mather at dpi.vic.gov.au
Mon Jun 25 01:08:59 MDT 2007

Hi All,

I have a need to change (reduce) the maximum number of jobs permitted for 
each user.  

In the past, I've done this by modifying the MAXJOBS setting in Maui and 
it's worked fine, but the queues have always been empty (or nearly so) 
when I've done it. 

My current dilema is that one of the users currently has (many) more jobs 
running than the number I want to set the value to.  

Could anyone please let me know if changing this setting will kill running 
jobs, or if it just means no more will start for that user until the 
number of running jobs is back below the new quota ? 

Google doesn't bring up anything useful about doing this in my situation 
and I don't want to just "suck it and see" because some of these jobs are 
2 weeks into a 3 or 4 week run and I would *NOT* be popular if they died 
now !  ;-)

We're running maui-3.2.6p14-snap.1125509278, in case things have changed 
with maui.cfg since then.


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