[torqueusers] Torque job number increment?

amitoj at cs.uh.edu amitoj at cs.uh.edu
Thu Apr 30 16:01:34 MDT 2009


    Thank you for your quick reply which puts this mystery to rest. I am 
not sure if this qualifies as a bug or not, either way I now know why it 

I did try out what you mentioned and it is true ..

$> qmgr -c "list server next_job_number"
Server foobar.com
	next_job_number = 1386123

$> qsub -l nodes=20 -q workq -I
qsub: Invalid Account MSG=missing -A option

# Torque incremented the job number
$> qmgr -c "list server next_job_number"
Server foobar.com
	next_job_number = 1386124

Wow .. I must have a lot of users goofing up then. 


On Thu, 30 Apr 2009, Garrick Staples wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 04:43:12PM -0500, Amitoj G. Singh alleged:
> > 
> > I am using Torque 2.3.3 with Maui 3.2.6. I recently noticed that Torque is 
> > not incrementing the job numbers by 1. I noticed this while parsing 
> > through the accounting logs. I found that 80% of the time the job numbers 
> > do increment by 1 but then the other increment is not consistent at all. 
> > Sometimes the increment is in hundreds or thousands and at other times, 
> > only a single digit.
> It is possible to generate an invalid job with qsub which gets a new jobid but
> is never fully queued.  Such a job would never get an accounting record.
> Perhaps a user is scripting job submissions and messed up?
> > I noticed that there is a "next_job_number" attribute in the 
> > pbs_server_attributes which I never modify.
> Not likely related.

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