[torqueusers] ANNOUNCE: New version of pxeconfig/pxemenu utilities (4.3.0)

Bas van der Vlies basv at sara.nl
Mon Nov 8 08:49:50 MST 2010

=========== 4.3.0
  * new_rack_pbsmon.py: For backward compatibility added -a/--all option.
    Has the same functionality as -s/--summary
    Author: Bas van der Vlies

  * Added some license info to debian package and include GPL and LGPL 3.0
    Suggested by: W. Trevor King <wking at drexel dot edu>

  * PBSQuery.py: Added support for new feature in node status field:
     * message=EVENT:<key=value:>+
     * message=ERROR <text>

   Added the following syntax for node:
         * node['error']
         * node['event']

   eg: node: n1
     state = free
     np = 8
     properties = ib,switch1,highmem
     ntype = cluster
     jobs = 0/567403.sara.nl, 1/567403.sara.nl
     status = 

   example code:
         p = PBSQuery()
         node = p.getnode(n1)
         print node.event['sample.time']
         print node['event']['sample.time']

    Requested by: Roy Dragseth <roy dot dragseth add uit dotno>
    Author: Bas van der Vlies

the latest stable pbs_python interface is available from:

Information, documentation and reporting bugs for the package:

===== Brief description =========================================

Pbs_python interface is a wrapper class for the TORQUE C LIB
API. Now you can write utilities/extensions in Python instead of C.

--- Testing the package:

The test programs are include as a reference how to use the pbs
python module. You have to edit some test programs to reflect
your Torque installation.

pbsmon.py        - ascii xpbsmon
rack_pbsmon.py   - ascii xpbsmon by rack layout
pbsnodes-a.py    - pbsnodes -a
pbs_version.py   - print server version
set_property.py  - set some node properties
resmom_info.py   - queries the pbs_mom daemon on the nodes
logpbs.py        - Shows the usage of the PBS logging routines
new_interface.py - Example how to use PBSQuery module
PBSQuery.py      - python <install_path>/PBSQuery.py (has builtin demo)
sara_nodes.py    - We use this program to set the nodes offline/online.
                     when there are no command line arguments. It will list
                     the nodes that are down/oflline. For more info see:

For more info about SARA see:

*  Bas van der Vlies                    e-mail: basv at sara.nl       *
*  SARA - Academic Computing Services   Amsterdam, The Netherlands *

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