[torqueusers] Upgrade from 2.1.*

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Tue Aug 17 17:26:59 MDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 04:18:58PM -0700, Joshua Bernstein alleged:
> Ken Nielson wrote:
> > On 08/17/2010 12:14 PM, Glen Beane wrote:
> >> that would be good.  Although I'd really love to get rid of just
> >> dumping the struct right to disk and have something that can be
> >> extended without jumping through hoops to maintain compatibility.
> >>
> >>    
> > Did I hear XML?
> > 
> > serverdb is now an XML file in trunk. How about job files as well?
> No. I'm not in favor of doing something like this. Imagine a third party 
> application, say like PBSQuery having now to parse XML!

PBSQuery reads the job files? Why would it do that? 

> It might work well for the small systems you guys mess around on, but 
> I'd really like us all to consider what happens when hundreds of 
> thousands of jobs are present, as even with the current implementation 
> things are uberslow sometimes.

Obviously one doesn't just throw XML out there in the wild polluting the place.
One releases the associated tools and libraries to read/write the XML.

This data is only ever read when pbs_server starts. Read performance isn't
important. We only care about write performance.

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

Life is Good!
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