[torqueusers] torque.cfg attributes

Joshua Bernstein jbernstein at penguincomputing.com
Mon Jan 5 17:45:09 MST 2009

Garrick Staples wrote:
> 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 I find the torque.cfg wiki page at clusterresources is already out of date.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

Interesting. None of these parameters are documented on the website:


Perhaps we could get that documentation page updated?

-Joshua Bernstein
Software Engineer
Penguin Computing

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