[torqueusers] Changing order of jobs

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Wed Apr 5 09:40:58 MDT 2006

On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 01:44:29PM +0100, Ignacio Fern?ndez Galv?n alleged:
> Hi all,
> I don't know if this is the right place to ask, forgive me if it isn't.
> I'd like to know if it's possible (and how) to change the order in
> which jobs will be run. I have tried qorder and it does, indeed, change
> the order of jobs as reported by qstat, but they are still run in the
> order in which they were submitted, and not in the order listed by
> qstat.
> It would be best for me if I could move a job back in the queue, even
> after some other user's jobs. I mean, I may have submitted 10 jobs, and
> then another user submits one... I might not mind letting his job be
> run before mine, so I'd like to be able to move my jobs back, can this
> be done? I guess I can use qhold, but this requires me to manually
> remove the hold when the other user's job is running.

Not in pbs_server; it doesn't have any control on when jobs start.
You'd need to look at the scheduler for this (you didn't mention which
you are using.)

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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