[torqueusers] running qstat as a root does not show any jobs

Steve Snelgrove ssnelgrove at clusterresources.com
Wed Apr 30 12:32:19 MDT 2008

asubedi wrote:
> If I run qstat as a normal user, it shows all the jobs that are
> running or on queue. However, if I run it as root, it does not show
> anything. What option should I set to make this happen?
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Here are some ideas.  Unless root is marked as a manager, it has no 
special privilege to see other's jobs.

So you could make root a manager and you must also say from which 
machines this is allowed.

You can use a wild card character '*' in specifying the machine.

The command "set server managers=root@*" would allow root to be a 
manager from any machine.  Note that this is not secure but would do for 

There is also a server option, query_other_jobs, that can be set to 
allow all users to see all jobs.

See http://www.clusterresources.com/torquedocs21/a.bserverparameters.shtml.

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