[torqueusers] submit filter

David Singleton David.Singleton at anu.edu.au
Sun Apr 3 23:04:25 MDT 2005

The problem with doing anything at the client (qsub) end is that
there is a readily available well-defined API for circumventing
any such rejections.  Rejections (and just about anything else
a user wont like such as extra resource limits) have to come from
the server to be inescapable.


Chris Samuel wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Apr 2005 06:18 am, Glen Beane wrote:
>>Is it possible to have the qsub submit filter cause a job submission to
>>be rejected?
> This came up last November on the list when I suggested just this ability, and 
> Dave Jackson said it would be added, but I've not yet had the time to check 
> out what the return code they were using for this was. :-(
> Here's the archive entry:
> 	http://www.supercluster.org/pipermail/torqueusers/2004-November/000940.html
> Hmm, looking at the latest snapshot it would appear it never made it in, the 
> best you can do is exit(-1) and then qsub should say there was an "error 
> writing filter o/p".
> It should be fairly simple to patch in yourself, allocate yourself a return 
> value and then instead of writing the script out on stdout from the filter 
> write it to a file instead and then display it.
> Actually, you could possibly do it by writing out your message on stderr and 
> then exiting with -1 as it appears that qsub does not redirect stderr with 
> stdout.
> I'll test that out that second idea on our little test cluster here.
> cheers!
> Chris
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