[torquedev] Job array feature request

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Fri Nov 30 16:43:38 MST 2007


On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 06:45:19PM -0500, Glen Beane alleged:
> What do people think of padding the job array id so that the array id
> suffix part of the job id and the job name are all the same lenght for
> a give job.
> 
> say I submit a job array with 100 tasks, 0 through 99.  the suffixes
> would be -00 through -99
> 
> if I submit a job with 1000 tasks, 0 though 999 the suffixes would be
> -000 through -999, etc
> 
> 
> Right now all the tasks in an array share the same .SC file but they
> have individual .JB files.  this keeps the .JB files in the proper
> order when you do a ls in the job directory AND it means the jobs will
> be in the same order in the queue after a server researt.  Right now
> if you restart the server and do a qstat the jobs will be in a
> different order. This is a simple way of fixing that. Plus I think it
> looks better.

Would someone want to add tasks after the initial qsub (essentially cloning
existing jobs)?  That could mess up your idea.

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