[torqueusers] Torque/Maui problem with which nodes are job-exclusive/free

Bas van der Vlies basv at sara.nl
Tue Oct 19 09:37:14 MDT 2004


Danny Sternkopf wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 
>>>>We would expect it will display 'job-exclusive' for both examples. It 
>>>>this an bug?
>>>
>>>
>>>No definitively not. The nodes are free due to one free CPU is left on each
>>>of them. Maui can start another one CPU per nodes job on the same nodes.
>>>
>>>Regards,
>>
>>Oke,
>>
>> But that is the point i have configured torque/maui so that there is 
>>only one job per node. That is why i expect if there is an job scheduled 
>>on this node, pbsnodes -a will display that it is 'job-exclusive'.
> 
> 
> Okay, I see your point. But I think PBS takes care of the node status.
> And PBS knows your are using 1 out of 2 CPUs only. That's what I'am
> guessing. PBS doesn't know anything about the Maui configuration.
> 
> So don't worry about it. ;-)

We have some tools that query the pbs_server just like pbsnodes -a and 
that check the state. I would expect a state filled in (eg: job-sharing, 
job-exclusive).  So you could see if a job is scheduled on this node ;-)

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