[torqueusers] resources_default.neednodes ignored?

Jan Ploski Jan.Ploski at offis.de
Wed Oct 10 07:24:17 MDT 2007

torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org schrieb am 10/10/2007 01:47:01 PM:

> Hello,
> I would like jobs from the queue dgipar_ib to only be assigned to nodes 
> with attribute "ib". Based on what I read in archives of this mailing 
> list, I set resources_default.neednodes = ib, in hope that a 
> like -l nodes=1 would be automatically converted to -l nodes=1:ib (is 
> the intended effect of this option? is the effect even specified 
> anywhere?). Alas, it doesn't work. Jobs submitted to the queue are 
> assigned to nodes that lack the "ib" attribute. Restarting pbs_server, 
> maui did not help.
> I'm also wondering, if everything worked as expected, should qstat -f on 

> the job show (as it does):
>     Resource_List.nodes = 1
> or should it give me
>     Resource_List.nodes = 1:ib
> My configuration is TORQUE 2.1.6 and Maui 3.2.6p19. I found an earlier 
> report from 2004 which attributed the problem to a bug in Maui, which 
> been supposedly fixed.

I narrowed it down to TORQUE - the same problem occurs no matter whether I 
run Maui or pbs_sched.

Any idea what to look for in the logs or where to set breakpoints in 
TORQUE code to solve this?

Best regards,
Jan Ploski

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