[torqueusers] torque.cfg attributes

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Mon Jan 5 12:43:20 MST 2009


On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 05:11:55PM +0800, onceihave alleged:
> Hi all:
> 
> I find the torque.cfg wiki page at clusterresources is already out of date. I fail to find other explanation how to set some attributes of them, such as XAUTHPATH, VALIDATEGROUP and DEFAULTCKPT.
> 
> I am not sure these attributes are really used by qsub. What I read is qsub command does read cfg file. Does anyone have advice about that, and how to set these attributes if they are really used?
> 

Yes, they are used, but generally not needed.  They just override some defaults
for a few corner cases.

The exact list of supported options depends on your version of torque.  Look at
src/cmds/qsub.c (in main(), right after the call to load_config()) for your
exact list.

It is quite unfortunate that the torque.cfg options aren't in the qsub manpage.

Here is the list for 2.1:
QSUBSLEEP  integer.  Sleep seconds between doing anything.
SUBMITFILTER file path
SERVERHOST hostname
XAUTHPATH file path to xauth
CLIENTRETRY integer seconds between retry attempts to talk to pbs_server

In addition, 2.3.6 has these:
QSUBHOST  hostname for job's QSUB_O_HOST variable
QSUBSENDUID  integer for job's PBS_O_UID variable  (sounds insecure)
VALIDATEGROUP  Make sure submitter's group is valid  (not sure the point here)
DEFAULTCKPT  default value for job's checkpoint attr
VALIDATEPATH validate local existence of '-d' working directory


Again, most admins don't need to specify any of these.

-- 
Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

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