[torqueusers] extend running jobs

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Wed Aug 4 09:30:57 MDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 03:09:18PM +0200, Justin Finnerty alleged:
> > >> An administrator can extend a job beyond the maximum allowed
> > >> walltime for a queue.
> > >>
> > > using what commands?
> > >
> > qalter, eg:
> > {{{
> > qalter -lwalltime=120:00:00 4222620
> > }}}
> This may not work!  Stijn wanted to extend beyond the maximum allowed
> walltime for a _queue_.  I have tried using qalter as above and Maui
> killed the job at the queue's max walltime regardless of the jobs
> walltime setting.
> I am not sure how to get around this.  Certainly you need the qalter
> command above but you need to try some other things to get around the
> queue walltime limit.  Here are a few suggestions but I have no idea if
> they will work!
> * set up a queue and QOS that has no walltime limit then do the qalter
> above and also a qmove and setqos? 
> * do qalter above and use qmgr to change queue walltime limit
> temporarily!

I do this quite regularly with just a qalter on jobs with a queue walltime
limit. It's never been a problem.

No need for special QOS or changing queues.

Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

Life is Good!
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