[Mauiusers] memory restriction

Jacques Foury Jacques.Foury at math.u-bordeaux1.fr
Mon Jul 7 09:42:19 MDT 2008

Hi Abhishek,

Yes, yes, of course !

First of all mention a default memory amount in your queue definitions :

set queue q1sem16p resources_default.mem = 100mb

(I think it is bad if users don't care about the memory the consume !)

Then run a script in master's root's crontab doing :

STALLED=`qstat | grep " S " | grep -v Queue`
USERSTALLED=`qstat | grep " S " | grep -v Queue | awk '{print $3}'`

if [[ -n $STALLED ]]
        echo $STALLED | /bin/mail -s"Batch stoppe" my at email.com
        for i in $USERSTALLED
        echo $MESSAGE | /bin/mail -s"Batch stoppe" $i at email.com

Then you receive the mail and the user receives the mail too !

Abhishek Gupta a écrit :
> Hi Jacques,
> Thanks for your reply. If user do not mention the memory requirement, 
> then it uses all the memory available on that node. The suggested 
> method will only work if the user mention the memory required for the 
> job. So is there any way that I put limit on the memory usage per core 
> bases.
> Also I would like to receive the mails if there is any error on with 
> any job. In PBS script, user only mention his own ID where mails for 
> redirected. But is there any parameter which will allow me to receive 
> a copy of all the error mails which goes to user as well.
> Thanks,
> Abhishek Gupta.
> Jacques Foury wrote:
>> Abhishek Gupta a écrit :
>>> Hi all,
>>> Is there any way that I can put an upper limit on memory consumption 
>>> on each node so that any process do not consume whole of the memory? 
>>> We have two different kind of nodes, one with 4 core and 2GB memory, 
>>> and other one with 2 core 4GB memory.
>>> Abhishek Gupta.
>> We just suspend jobs if they take more memory than announced with
>> #PBS -l mem=
>> That works pretty well, and the admin can check what's wrong, and if 
>> needed change the memory requirement manually with qalter.
>> Just put
>> in your maui.cfg

Jacques Foury
Institut de Mathematiques de Bordeaux

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