[Mauiusers] Backfill and node reservation

Arnau Bria arnaubria at pic.es
Wed Nov 17 07:34:07 MST 2010


On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:10:50 +0100
Bogdan Costescu wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 23:23, Arnau Bria <arnaubria at pic.es> wrote:
Hi,

> > The problem, that I've not explained
> > clearly, is that the "reserved" node is not starting SHORT jobs but
> > anyone. So it's not respecting the window.
> 
> The maui.cfg content which you have posted so far always includes
> 
> BACKFILLPOLICY NONE
> 
> which I believe creates the behaviour that you describe. If you set
> it f.e. to
> 
> BACKFILLPOLICY BESTFIT
> 
> you should achieve the desired result. Have you used this setting
> before and had problems ? (to bring the topic back to a Maui related
> one ;-))

Will try. thanks.

> > Ok, so maybe mine needs more components, but managing a cluster you
> > probaly have something like CFE, Puppet,rocks,a complet kickstart
> > file whatever that make things easy/automatic...
> 
> The "best" solution is the one that you understand best and are able
> to debug if problems appear. So if you're comfortable doing it the way
> you have described it, then don't wait for our approval :-)

I'm not waiting for your approval. One problem has many solutions, I
only asking other admins for other solutions. 


> Good luck!
> Bogdan
Many thanks for all the help.
Cheers,
Arnau


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