[torqueusers] qstat -f reason for waiting job

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Fri Jul 8 10:58:22 MDT 2005

On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 08:14:28AM -0700, Rick.Ingham at expeditors.com alleged:
> With OpenPBS, using 'qstat -f' would list an attribute line for each job, I
> think it was called 'comment', that had a one line hint as to why the job
> had not been started yet.  I have not seen this in Torque.
> Is there a way in Torque to get this kind of a hint about a job and why it
> has not been started yet?

The job attribute for "comment" does exist in torque, but it's up to the
scheduler to actuallly set it.

It looks like pbs_sched knows how to do this, but maui hasn't learned that
trick yet.  But if you are using maui, the details are in 'checkjob'.

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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