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

Craig Macdonald craigm at dcs.gla.ac.uk
Tue Feb 6 05:20:39 MST 2007


Isn't this something the OP could achieve using a qsub submit filter?

Craig

Glen Beane wrote:
> On 2/6/07, Åke Sandgren <ake.sandgren at hpc2n.umu.se> wrote:
>> 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
>> Internet: ake at hpc2n.umu.se   Phone: +46 90 7866134 Fax: +46 90 7866126
>> Mobile: +46 70 7716134 WWW: http://www.hpc2n.umu.se
>
> it could easily be limited to per user.
>
> Is this something we shouldl add?
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