[torqueusers] Torque job number increment?

David Singleton David.Singleton at anu.edu.au
Fri May 1 06:20:40 MDT 2009


We have limits on the number of queued jobs and once had a user try
to keep their "full quota" queued by submitting more jobs in an
infinitely looping script.  That incremented jobids very quickly
:-)

David

amitoj at cs.uh.edu wrote:
> Garrick,
> 
>     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 
> happens.
> 
> 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. 
> 
> Cheers,
> Amitoj.
> 
> 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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