[torquedev] Re: [torqueusers] recurring jobs and duplicate submission

Åke Sandgren ake.sandgren at hpc2n.umu.se
Mon Feb 5 23:51:12 MST 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 20:28 -0500, Glen Beane wrote:
> On 2/5/07, Brian Harrington <brh at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> > I have two questions about torque:
> >
> > 1. Is there a way to setup recurring jobs, i.e. a job that is rerun at
> > some interval?
> could you accomplish this with a cron job?
> > 2. Is there a way to assign a unique ID to a job (other than the job ID)
> > so that torque can detect that some job has already be submitted and
> > automatically ignore the duplicate submissions?
> this would be trivial to implement:
> I could add a new optional job attribute that takes a string
> parameter.  If this is set for at job submission time, pbs_server
> would check to make sure no other jobs that have that attribute set
> have the same value. If another job with this value is found, then
> pbs_server would reject the job submission and qsub would print an
> appropriate error.

This would have to be limited per user/group/account in some way.

Ake Sandgren, HPC2N, Umea University, S-90187 Umea, Sweden
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