[torquedev] DRMAA Native specification

Scott Wilson scott at epistemy.com
Wed Aug 25 04:03:30 MDT 2010

That's excellent. It works with both my C and, more importantly, the Java that will end up in production. The native spec works, and it returns sensible error messages when you try to do something that isn't supported. Hurrah!

To the developers in general, where are the limitations of the included DRMAA bindings documented? The only reference I can find to them is the --enable-drmaa configuration option.


Scott Wilson

On 24 Aug 2010, at 12:17, Mariusz Mamoński wrote:

> Hi Scott,
> As i remember the DRMAA shipped with torque is quite old, and its
> simple does not support the native specification. Please try this one:
> http://fury.man.poznan.pl/~mmamonski/PL-Grid/pbs_drmaa-1.0.2.tar.gz
> this is an active developer version that i'm using in current project
> and it supports basic native specification like -l nodes, -q ...
> Cheers,
> On 24 August 2010 13:04, Scott Wilson <scott at epistemy.com> wrote:
>> I'm having problems using the native specification of the DRMAA bindings.
>> I'd been using self-wrapped Java bindings and having no luck, so I've
>> finally got round to hammering out some C to test the bindings directly.
>> It would seem that the native specification attribute is being ignored,
>> which is important as this is the only way to request resources from DRMAA.
>> For instance, even when the native specification is set to "-l nodes=2", the
>> job still runs with one node.
>> I enclose the C code I'm using for testing. It's modified from one of the
>> Sun Grid Engine examples. I would be obliged if someone could look it over
>> to see if I have made any mistakes in my usage - I couldn't find any
>> explicit documentation of what TORQUE expects in the native spec - before I
>> submit a bug report.
>> Regards,
>> Scott
>> Scott Wilson
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