[GE users] those little locks and changing values

Stephan Grell - Sun Germany - SSG - Software Engineer stephan.grell at sun.com
Mon Jul 19 08:52:42 BST 2004

When you edit a queue in qmon you are working on the cluster queue
definition. This means, that all queue instances derived from the cluster
queue will have the same settings.  To be a bit more flexible, you can
override some values for spedific cluster queues. To do that, you have
to unlock the setting and change it for the given queue instance.

- a closed lock means that that value is valid for the whole cluster queue
- an open lock means, that this value is overriden for some queue instances.

Does this help?


Don Shesnicky wrote:

> What are those little locks everywhere? I thought they might be just a 
> way of locking things
> down so they couldn't accidently get changed. I edited the number of 
> slots open on a group
> of hosts via qmon and the queue conf window. I had to fiddle with the 
> locks at that time.
> Then I tried setting a load threshold so that that same group wouldn't 
> accept jobs when
> the load was above 1.2. It kept reverting to 1.75 as the top level @\ 
> had set. Then all
> of a sudden the hosts on it started accepting two jobs. Now I realize 
> that these locks are
> doing something that I don't quite follow.
> Things don't seem very intuitive here, should I just switch to the 
> command line versions
> of the tools?
> Don

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