[torquedev] max_user_queuable broken in 2.4.8 ?

Glen Beane glen.beane at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 06:45:05 MST 2010


On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 6:47 AM, Chris Samuel <samuel at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> We're currently running 2.4.8 (no chance to upgrade for
> the forseable future) and we've just had a couple of users
> submit around 40,000 jobs in total.
>
> Moab 5.4.2 has completely choked on this and has become
> very slow to respond.  We can't upgrade to 6.0 yet so I'm
> trying to limit the number of jobs users can submit.
>
> I can see the Torque docs refer to a queue attribute of
> max_user_queuable and I've set that to 4000 on both our
> queues but I can still submit jobs as one of the offending
> users who has 18,000 jobs in the queue currently.
>
> # qmgr -c 'p s' | grep max_user_queuable
> set queue batch max_user_queuable = 4000
> set queue smp max_user_queuable = 4000
>
> [naughty at bruce-m ~]$ echo sleep 60 | qsub
> Warning: you did not specify a shell in the first line of your PBS script
> We have assumed you wish to use bash, however please update your script with a
> valid shell
>
> 473550.bruce-m.vlsci.unimelb.edu.au
> [naughty at bruce-m ~]$ qstat 473550
> Job id                    Name             User            Time Use S Queue
> ------------------------- ---------------- --------------- -------- - -----
> 473550.bruce-m            STDIN            naughty                0 Q batch
>
> That message about bash comes from our submit filter, and
> I've changed the username to protect the guilty.
>
> Any ideas ?


sounds like a bug.  I'll try to grab 2.4.8 and take a look.


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