[torqueusers] ANNOUNCE: New version of openpbs/torque Python interface (2.9.2)

Bas van der Vlies basv at sara.nl
Wed Sep 20 03:08:57 MDT 2006

=========== Version 2.9.2
         - The function pbs_rescquery() did not work. Fixed it
         - The function avail(), did not work fixed it
         - The functions pbs_rescreserve and pbs_rescrelease did not work
           fixed it

         - Fixed a bug in new_rack_pbsmon.py. Counting of serial
           nodes was wrong and state down has topmost priority

the latest stable pbs_python interface is available from:

Information, documentation and reporting bugs for the package:

Pbs_python interface is a wrapper class for the OPENPBS/TORQUE C LIB 
API. Now you can write utilities/extensions in Python instead of C.

The Python wrapper class is tested on:

   - Intel cluster debian GNU/LINUX woody/sarge OPENPBS 2.3.16,
     TORQUE 1.0.1p4, 1.1.0p4 and up

   - For X86_64 systems you have to compile torque/openpbs with
     the -fPIC option. Else you can not build the python module

   - TRU64 system, NOTE: must rename libnet.a to libpbs_net.a and edit
     setup.py to reflect the change. There is also a system wide

   - It should run on different OSes.

In the past our Alpha cluster was redhat (6.2)  and we had to add 
'-lots' to the LIBS line

--- Compile and install the package: (Require python 2.1 and higher)

   As for python version 1.6 and higher the procedure is:
     make install

   Debian package:
     debian/rules binary

--- Testing the package:

The test programs are include as a reference how to use the pbs
python module. You have to edit some test programs to reflect
your PBS/Torque installation.

pbsmon.py        - ascii xpbsmon
rack_pbsmon.py   - ascii xpbsmon by rack layout
pbsnodes-a.py    - pbsnodes -a
pbs_version.py   - print server version
set_property.py  - set some node properties
resmom_info.py   - queries the pbs_mom daemon on the nodes
logpbs.py        - Shows the usage of the PBS logging routines
new_interface.py - Example how to use PBSQuery module
PBSQuery.py      - python <install_path>/PBSQuery.py (has builtin demo)

For more info about SARA see:

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*  SARA - Academic Computing Services    phone:  +31 20 592 8012   *
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