[torqueusers] [torquedev] TORQUE 2.5.8 release candidate

Martin Siegert siegert at sfu.ca
Sun Aug 14 13:56:37 MDT 2011

Hi Ken,

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 11:23:41PM -0600, Ken Nielson wrote:
> There is a release candidate for TORQUE 2.5.8 available. 
> The main item fixed for this release was a bug in TORQUE with the
> procct resource. procct is intended to use on queues to be able to
> manage jobs based on the number of processors requested. The procct
> resource is intended to be strictly internal to torque. However, if
> a job gets deferred in a routing queue the procct resource is still
> in the Resource_List of the job and is passed to the scheduler. The
> scheduler interprets the word procct as a generic resource and the
> job cannot be run because there is no generic resource named procct.
> As a result the job remains stuck in the queue and is never selected
> to be run.
> The snapshot can be downloaded at http://www.clusterresources.com/downloads/torque/snapshots/torque-2.5.8-snap.201108132311.tar.gz
> If you are having a problem with the procct in the scheduler please
> download this snapshot and let us know if it helps.
> Regards
> Ken Nielson

There is a problem with this snapshot when a job is submitted with
-l procs=x
(and no nodes specification). In that case the job is aborted with
initialize_procct: Could not get nodes entry from Resource_List. Cannot

initialize_procct should terminate only if neither nodes nor procs are
specified. Patch attached.

The remainder of the patch is necessary to make torque compile when
configured with --enable-gcc-warnings.


Martin Siegert
Simon Fraser University
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