[Mauiusers] Problem with Account Management and Maui 3.3.1

Roy Dragseth roy.dragseth at cc.uit.no
Wed Sep 21 01:46:41 MDT 2011


We switched from qbank to gold a long time ago so I'm not sure if this applies 
to qbank.  In gold you can set the chargerate to 0 for a specific QoS, maybe 
something similar is possible in qbank.

r.


On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 07:03:34 Brian Mendenhall wrote:
> I have recently upgraded torque and maui on my cluster and have run into a
> weird issue that I am having a hard time understanding why I can't find
> any documentation on the subject.
> 
> Maui: 3.3.1 (upgraded from 3.2.6)
> RM: Torque 2.4.16 (upgraded from 2.1.12)
> AM: Qbank: 2.11 (not upgraded)
> 
> Previously, I had torque queues for users that are not charged time for
> running their jobs, as an example, lets say people that belong to the unix
> group 'lc_cmb' submit jobs to the 'cmb' queue using 'qsub -q cmb
> script.pbs'. The maui.cfg entry for cmb was:
> 
> CLASSCFG[cmb]           NOAM=TRUE JOBFLAGS=SHAREDIFSINGLENODE
> MAXJOB[USER]=300,420
> 
> and that basically turned off any charges for the cmb group.
> 
> I know that qbank is working fine, and maui <-> interaction is fine because
> regular users that do get charged time work fine.
> 
> Is there a different way of turning off account management charges for
> queues in maui/torque/qbank?
> 
> The error in the maui.log file is pretty simple:
> 09/20 21:49:48 INFO:     transaction sent to AM
> 09/20 21:49:48 ALERT:    cannot create AM reservation for job '1324'
> (request refused) 09/20 21:49:48 ERROR:    cannot start job '1324' in
> partition DEFAULT
> 
> Awaiting 00000237 bytes -- Tue Sep 20 21:28:22 PDT 2011
> REQUEST=COMMAND=make_reservation AUTH=maui MACHINE=hpc ACCOUNT=lc_cmb
> USER=sungjech WCLIMIT=86400 PROCCOUNT=16 QOS=DEFAULT CLASS=cmb_exe
> NODETYPE=DEFAULT TYPE=maui JOBID=1324 JOBTYPE=job NODES=1 REPLY=00000072
> STATUSCODE=0 RESULT=sungjech does not have sufficient funds for job 1324
> 
> I find this weird:
> [root at hpc-pbs maui]$ showconfig | grep '\[cmb\]'
> CLASSCFG[cmb]  DEFAULT.FEATURES=[cmb]
> 
> [root at hpc-pbs maui]$ diagnose -v -c cmb
> Class/Queue Status
> 
> Name           Priority Flags        QDef              QOSList*
> PartitionList        Target Limits
> 
> cmb                   0 [NONE]       [NONE]             [NONE]  [NONE]     
>           0.00  [NONE] DEFAULT.FEATURES=[cmb]  MAXJOBPERUSER=420,300
> 
> So, the maxjob configuration is there, but no JOBFLAGS or NOAM
> configurations shown.
> 
> -----
> Brian Mendenhall
> Linux/HPCC Administrator
> University of Southern California
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