[torqueusers] Upgrade torque and continue

Troy Baer troy at osc.edu
Wed Dec 14 15:16:07 MST 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 14:44 +0000, David Golden wrote:
> > Also, how to reset the job id numbering?
> I don't know how to except by brute force wiping-reinitialising
> - but I have wondered for a while do they  grow indefinitely or hit
> some limit and loop? Out-of-box, C lacks true bignums, so 
> there's very likely an arbitrary limit somewhere, but
> maybe it's 32- or 64- bit, which we're fairly unlikely to hit...
> (We're currently at 14218, so we _are_ therefore just about coming into
> ranges where problems occasionally begin to occur with some software, 
> particularly old stuff in C (the ol' (2^N)-1; 16383, 32767,
> 65535...))

The highest jobid I've had on an OpenPBS (i.e. pre-TORQUE) system is
well over 400000.  I wouldn't expect trouble until somewhere in the
millions, if not higher.

Troy Baer                       troy at osc.edu
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