[Mauiusers] insufficient idle procs available ?

Jan Ploski Jan.Ploski at offis.de
Tue Jan 22 01:20:05 MST 2008

mauiusers-bounces at supercluster.org schrieb am 01/21/2008 10:19:12 PM:

> Hi,
> A user that has hi QOS submits a job but then his job gets to idle
> state. There are 11 procs available, and some 20 other jobs in the Q
> state in lower priotiry, however the job (id 191803) does not start.
> It can take very long time until the job starts - even more than an
> hour. I think that it only starts when a running job has ended, and
> then the hi QOS jobs finally gets into R status. But I'm having some
> troubles confirming this theory.
> Question is: There are 11 procs available, why doesn't the job starts
> immediatly? It only needs one proc., and there are 11 free procs, but
> check job says 'insufficient idle procs available 0 < 1'  .

What does checkjob -v tell you about the rejection reason for each node?
Perhaps you have a reservation on the idle processors which the job is not 
allowed to use?

Jan Ploski

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