[torqueusers] Changing queue type crashes pbs_server.

Joshua Bernstein jbernstein at penguincomputing.com
Wed Apr 28 16:45:20 MDT 2010

Ken Nielson wrote:
> On 04/28/2010 03:33 PM, Roy Dragseth wrote:
>> This is probably a no-no but I was just toying around with a test cluster
>> anyway.
>> I changed a queue type from Execution to Route while it was executing jobs.
>> qmgr gave the following warning, but did seem to abide to my mad desires
>> qmgr -c "set queue default queue_type = R"
>> qmgr obj=default svr=default: Warning: type of queue default incompatible with
>> attribute resources_assigned
>> the system continued to work for a while but when it tried to start a new job
>> pbs_server crashed and will not start again.  It gives the following message
>> on startup before exiting
>>   pbs_server: svr_func.c:228: set_resc_assigned: Assertion `pjob->ji_qhdr-
>>> qu_qs.qu_type == 1' failed.
>> rolling back to my default setup is a no-brainer, but I thought I'd report
>> this anyway.
>> This is on Rocks 5.3 (aka CentOS 5.4) with torque 2.4.6.
>> Regards,
>> r.
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> I suppose in the name of robustness this should probably be looked at. 
> But changing a queue from executable to routing while running jobs is 
> definitely not something anyone would recommend.

If its not allowed or recommended, then it should at least throw some sort of 
error to that effect. Certainly crashing isn't the right behavior :-)


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