[torquedev] r3806, auto_node_np

Ken Nielson knielson at adaptivecomputing.com
Fri Jul 2 12:17:03 MDT 2010

On 07/02/2010 12:10 PM, Garrick Staples wrote:
> Just a quick note regarding Ken's r3806 patch, here is his very good changelog note:
> When the server parameter auto_node_np is set to true it is suppose to set the
> number of processors of a node to the value returned by the MOM in the ncpus
> value as returned in pbsnodes. If the configured processor value is less than
> ncpus the value is adjusted but if it is greater the value was not adjusted.
> This fix enables pbs_server to adjust processor values down as well as up.
> However, the previous behaviour of only increasing np wasn't a bug. It was done
> on purpose because people wanted to oversubscribe nodes.
> I don't care either way, but someone out there might bring it up.
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Thank you for the heads up.

If someone brings it up I will argue that if you want to oversubscribe 
nodes then why would you want to use auot_node_np. Its purpose is to 
automatically configure the number of processors to their real values.

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