[torqueusers] several questions

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Tue Sep 20 12:44:24 MDT 2005

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 01:33:58PM -0600, Doug Smith alleged:
> Hello I am new to the Torque world and have a few questions:
> 1. Is there a definitive Torque reference that outlines all the resource 
> attributes for queue configuration? The main one I have been using is 
> clusterresource but the documentation on configuring queues seems to be 
> a bit thin.

The 'pbs_queue_attributes' manpage should be definitive.

> 2. I have noticed a problem on our cluster where qdel removes the job 
> from the queue but leaves processes running on the individual nodes. Are 
> others having this issue? shouldn't qdel be killing cancelled jobs off 
> of the nodes?

Only the "top level" process in the job is signalled to be killed.
You'll probably need an epilogue script to clean up the jobs.

> 3. Jobs submitted to a queue with defined with a resource_max.cput limit 
> aren't getting killed by the schedular after their time expires why? Is 
> there something else that needs to be set inconjunction with this setting?

Which scheduler?  maui/moab should definitely handle this.  I'm not sure
about pbs_sched.

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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