[torqueusers] torque.cfg attributes

Josh Butikofer josh at clusterresources.com
Tue Jan 6 10:18:12 MST 2009


Thanks for doing this. Once we get some of them better documented, let 
us all know, and I'll make sure our doc guys get the website updated as 

Josh Butikofer
Cluster Resources, Inc.

Glen Beane wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Garrick Staples <garrick at usc.edu> 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 I find the torque.cfg wiki page at clusterresources is already out of date.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.
> I started adding them to the qsub manpage in trunk a while ago.  I
> added a new torque.cfg option to control the default value of the
> rerunnable attribute, and I documented that and listed some others
> that I knew about from looking at the qsub source code but I didn't
> have descriptions for most of them because I didn't investigate them
> to see exactly what they all did.
> I just added a second new torque.cfg parameter to trunk and I also
> documented that in the man page.
> I'll try to get some more documented.
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