[torqueusers] Want to set up a queue which automatically holds jobs

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Dec 10 22:20:22 MST 2008

----- "RM Harper (Rob)" <rob.harper at stfc.ac.uk> wrote:

> Nate:
> > qsub -h cmd.sh
> A good, simple solution, but I need to run the job through
> the grid job submission method, so this isn't really what
> I need.  Thanks for the thought though.

You should be able to use a Torque submit filter to add:

#PBS -h

to PBS jobs that are being submitted on that node, that'll
cause them to be held straight away.

Word of advice, write it in Python or Perl and not as a
shell script, it'll save you a whole world of pain!

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
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