[torqueusers] Lack of nodes & giant server log

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Wed Nov 7 11:00:55 MST 2007

On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 11:04:50PM +0000, Ari Pollak alleged:
> Hi all,
> I'm testing a new Torque 2.2.1 setup, currently with one MOM set to np=2.
> After doing a simple qsub test with: "for i in `seq 1000`; do echo 'sleep 10' |
> qsub -q testQ; done", the server log file grew over 500 MB, with tons of
> messages like this every second (many lines for every job still in the queue):
> 11/05/2007 15:43:04;0100;PBS_Server;Req;;Type ModifyJob request received from Sc
> heduler at englab01, sock=10
> 11/05/2007 15:43:04;0008;PBS_Server;Job;1016.englab01;Job Modified at request of
>  Scheduler at englab01
> 11/05/2007 15:43:04;0100;PBS_Server;Req;;Type RunJob request received from Sched
> uler at englab01, sock=10
> 11/05/2007 15:43:04;0008;PBS_Server;Job;1016.englab01;could not locate requested
>  resources '1:accumulator' (node_spec failed) job allocation request exceeds cur
> rently available cluster nodes, 1 requested, 0 available
> 11/05/2007 15:43:04;0080;PBS_Server;Req;req_reject;Reject reply code=15044(Resou
> rce temporarily unavailable MSG=job allocation request exceeds currently availab
> le cluster nodes, 1 requested, 0 available), aux=0, type=RunJob, from Scheduler@
> englab01
> I couldn't imagine this is good for performance, so I've tried turning down the
> verbosity by setting log_events=0, but there are still lots of entries being
> written every second. Most of the other server variables are set to their
> defaults, and I'm using the default C pbs_sched.
> Is there anything else I could do to prevent writing so much useless information
> so frequently? Would switching to Maui help at all? 

You want to lower log_level, not log_events.

You can also limit the total size with log_file_max_size and
log_file_roll_depth (see pbs_server_attributes manpage).

And yes, maui will trigger fewer logging lines.

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