[torqueusers] My job'status always Q

Gus Correa gus at ldeo.columbia.edu
Mon May 4 12:37:44 MDT 2009


Francesco Del Citto wrote:
> Hi all,
> thanks for your answers. However I could not make it work. I do not have 
> any firewall and the server scheduling is enabled (the basic standard 
> scheduler in torque is enough for my purposes)
Hi Francesco

Is the scheduler daemon running on the head node?
Probably "service pbs_sched status" will tell.



> I already used torque and maui a few years ago without too many problems 
> on a more complicated system, but now I'm facing more problems than what 
> the case deserves.
> I've found another open source resource manager that can be configured 
> to match my needs (I want to handle memory limits instead of cpu) and 
> could run it fairly easily.
> 

Oh, well ... there is nothing simpler or better than Torque! :)

Gus Correa

> Thanks for your effort, however!
> Francesco
> 
> 
> Gus Correa ha scritto:
>> Hi Francesco
>>
>> Make sure the server has job scheduling enabled.
>>
>> Do:
>>
>> qmgr -c 'print server'
>>
>> and check the output to see if if scheduling is True.
>>
>> If it is not, do:
>>
>> qmgr -c 'set server scheduling=True'.
>>
>> You need to be root or a Torque administrator user
>> to do this, I guess.
>>
>> I hope this helps.
>>
>> Gus Correa
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Gustavo Correa
>> Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Columbia University
>> Palisades, NY, 10964-8000 - USA
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Ken Nielson wrote:
>>   
>>> Francesco,
>>>
>>> What scheduler are you running?
>>>
>>> Ken Nielson
>>> Cluster Resources
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Francesco Del Citto" <francesco.del.citto at uniroma2.it>
>>> To: torqueusers at supercluster.org
>>> Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:13:06 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
>>> Subject: [torqueusers] My job'status always Q
>>>
>>> Same problem for me.
>>> I've installed torque 2.3.6, configured the server and one client and  
>>> I can see the client node as "free" with pbsnodes -a
>>> When I submit a job like:
>>> echo "sleep 30" | qsub
>>> the job goes to the queue, but it never starts.
>>>
>>> qtats -Q gives:
>>>
>>> qstat -Q
>>> Queue              Max   Tot   Ena   Str   Que   Run   Hld   Wat   Trn   Ext T
>>> ----------------   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   --- -
>>> batch                0     1   yes   yes     1     0     0     0     0     0 E
>>>
>>> The "Max" value set to 0 looks strange to me. What could be wrong?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Francesco
>>>
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