[GE users] Resource availabilty difference reported by qstat/qconf

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Thu Dec 9 08:43:54 GMT 2010

Am 09.12.2010 um 00:16 schrieb paulu:

> I see a difference in the reported availability of a global 
> consumables, depending on the method to show it. In this particular 
> case it is about a requestable global consumable named mti_sim_total.
> With:
>  qstat -F | grep gc:mti_sim_total | sort -u
> I get:
>  gc:mti_sim_total=0

The output will change: you will see either gc: or gl:, depending what's the tighter constraint (same for `qhost`).

> With:
>  SGE_SINGLE_LINE= qconf -se global | grep ^load_values
> I see:
>  mti_sim_total=1

This is the plain load value, left untouched.

-- Reuti

> So a difference of 1. 
> There is also a load sensor involved for this consumable. I know by a 
> log file it produces that the value reported by the load sensor is 1.
> The thing that I want to know is what exactly is reported by qstat -F 
> and qconf -se.
> I always assumed that these were the same, as far as the consumables 
> go. Now however I am inclined to believe that the load_values reported 
> by qconf -se truly are the values reported by the load sensor, and 
> that the gc: values reported by qstat -F are the values of the 
> internal book keeping of SGE. The latter is the lowest of the values 
> of the load sensor and the remaining number deduced from the resource 
> requests (-l options).
> Can anyone provide some certainty? Thanks!
> -- 
> Paul.
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