[Mauiusers] Node idle but load is HIGH
csamuel at vpac.org
Sat Sep 29 20:51:27 MDT 2007
On Sat, 29 Sep 2007, Jan Ploski wrote:
> In particular, I am concerned about the 4:4 indications which I
> suppose is "class initializers". If these were inconsistent with
> the actual number of running jobs, then more than the configured
> number of jobs would be able to start in the given class (if I
> understand the concept correctly).
It is very odd that Torque doesn't think that there are jobs running
there when there are!
Whilst Garrick's mention of max_load will help it would be useful to
try and track down what's happening with the jobs.
The situations I've seen this happen with are when a PBS script forks
a process into the background and then exits, or when an SSH/RSH
based MPI launcher doesn't clean up nicely after itself (Google
for "mpiexec" for a really nice replacement that uses the PBS TM
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