[torqueusers] Newbie question: jobs queued, but only some run

David Chin david.w.h.chin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 10:53:36 MST 2006

I have a setup described here:

And now... I just checked and the behavior seems to have changed from
what I initially intended to ask about. D'oh!  (I thought that it
would execute jobs on one queue, but not the others.)

Anyway, I have pbs_server and pbs_sched running on the head node as
root, pbs_mom running on all the cluster nodes as root. I've
configured 3 queues (short, medium, long), each with its own priority
(high, medium, low). I followed the quick start instructions at


Whenever I submit a job, it is queued, but not executed. I have to
manually do a qrun and specify a node. This is true no matter if I am
operator, manager, both, or neither.

When I do a "pbsnodes -a", all nodes report

     state = free
     np = 1
     ntype = cluster

I tried tweaking strict_fifo in sched_config, but neither "true" nor
"false" seem to change the behavior above.

Thanks in advance again for any advice.


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