[torqueusers] qalter -s "comment"?

Scott Jackson scottmo at clusterresources.com
Wed Oct 22 12:48:29 MDT 2008

Try something like:

qalter -W comment="ALPS_ID=12345" 1234.jobid

David Singleton wrote:
> I guess you are assuming that the scheduler wont change the
> job comment once the job is running.  In general, a manually
> set job comment could be overwritten by the scheduler soon
> after (unless your scheduler can be told not to set job
> comments).  Is the comment the right place for this?
> For a Quadrics RMS system, we modified OpenPBS to put the
> "RMS resource id" (analogous to the ALPS reservation id) in the
> PBS altid job attribute.  It seems to me this is compatible with
> how altid was used for IRIX arrays and UNICOS jobs. We modified
> qalter (added a -i option) to allow the setting of altid manually
> if necessary.  Mostly we handled RMS directly from the scheduler
> and MOM using the RMS API.  I believe ALPS has a fairly extensive
> API as well.
> David
> Troy Baer wrote:
>> Can anybody think of a reason why qalter shouldn't be allowed to modify
>> the comment field in a job object if run by a user with manager privs?
>> I know that's historically been reserved for the scheduler, but what if
>> you've got a scheduler that doesn't go through the scheduler C API?
>> For instance, right now I help administer a Cray XT4 where the resource
>> management environment has a quirky three-way interaction between
>> TORQUE, Moab, and a Cray-specific allocator/placement service called
>> ALPS via a set of glue scripts.  ALPS has its own view of the machine
>> that is more or less disjoint from that of TORQUE, although it has
>> "reservation ids" that ought to have a one-to-one correlation to running
>> TORQUE jobids.  Moab knows the mapping between a TORQUE jobid and an
>> ALPS resid thanks to one of the glue scripts, but I'd like to modify
>> said script to put that information into something that will show up in
>> the output of qstat -f (and maybe even the accounting logs) as well.
>> Let me know if I'm totally off in left field here.
>>     --Troy
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