[Mauiusers] Re: maui not schedulling jobs in avaliable resources

Brian Christiansen bchristiansen at clusterresources.com
Wed Mar 18 17:23:02 MDT 2009


Thinking about the issue, it seems like backfill is not working. I would 
expect that once maui hits the maxijob limit, maui would quit making 
priority reservations in MQueueScheduleIJobs and then perform backfill 
(MQueueBackFill) on the jobs that do have available resources to run. 
Could this be what you are seeing?


Roy Dragseth wrote:
> On Sunday 22 February 2009 13:25:59 Roy Dragseth wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I think I've got the solution coded now.  By introducing a new config
>> parameter, IDLEJOBDEPTH, one can get maui to continue to parse down the
>> idle job chain until it reaches the IDLEJOBDEPTH limit.  The default value
>> is 1 to preserve the current behaviour of maui or else the patch will not
>> be accepted by CR.  My plan is to use this in combination with a per user
>> based MAXIJOB to prevent single users from flooding the queue.  If you set
>> IDLEJOBDEPTH to the total number of job slots in your cluster you should be
>> able to fill the available job slots within a reasonably few iterations.
>> It's not the optimal solution, one should perhaps introduce some logic that
>> understands why some jobs might be idle while others further down the chain
>> can run, but given the potential complexity introduced by combining
>> classes, standing reservations and node features I'm not clever enough to
>> figure out how.
>> I'll submit a patch against v3.2.6p21 to bugzilla for review by CR  as soon
>> as its up and running again, I get this error right now
> It seems to take a while before the bugzilla comes online so here's the patch.
> Can anyone at CR tell me if this will be accepted or not?  Please let me know 
> if something is missing or not acceptable for inclusion into the maui 
> mainline.
> We've been running maui with this patch since Sunday 23rd and the utilization 
> has increased by almost 15%.
> r.
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