[GE users] global consumables problem

Shannon V. Davidson svdavidson at swbell.net
Tue Jun 22 01:49:48 BST 2004


Robert,

I believe you'll have to set the default value in the complex 
configuration to 0 and then explicitly request the resource in the qsub 
wrapper using -l ncpu_$USER=1.

Shannon


Robert Konecny wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I need to set up a limit for maximum number of processors (slots) a single
>user can be using at one time (which is different from 'maxujobs'). So I'm
>setting up per user consumable ncpu_$USER as outlined here
>http://gridengine.sunsource.net/servlets/ReadMsg?msgId=11702&listName=users
>
>My current configuration is:
>
># qconf -sc global
>
>#name            shortcut   type   value  relop requestable consumable default
>#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>ncpu_user1     ncpu_user1 INT    0          <=    YES         YES    1
>ncpu_user2     ncpu_user2 INT    0           <=    YES         YES     1
>...
>
># qconf -se global
>
>hostname                   global
>load_scaling               NONE
>complex_list               NONE
>complex_values             ncpu_user1=4,ncpu_user2=4,...
>load_values                NONE
>processors                 0
>user_lists                 NONE
>xuser_lists                NONE
>projects                   NONE
>xprojects                  NONE
>usage_scaling              NONE
>resource_capability_factor 0.000000
>
>
>and I have a qsub wrapper which sets npcu_$USER to appropriate value (1 
>for a serial job, N for parallel job running on N processors).
>
>However, when user1 submits 4 jobs on 1 CPU/slot each (using qsub -l
>ncpu_user1=1 script.sge) all ncpu_* counters are subtracted, not just
>ncpu_user1 as I would expect.
>
>Is there something wrong with my setup? I would appreciate any help with
>this.
>
>thanks!
>
>robert
>
>
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