[GE users] SGE-5.3p4: priority, nice values and slave jobs

Rayson Ho raysonho at eseenet.com
Mon Mar 7 17:05:34 GMT 2005

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>regardless of this being a bug, SGE should use the nice value of the
>on the slave hosts. The nice value of the master host queue is not


>However I think it's not a bug that negative nice values are possible to
>configure (but not adviseable usually).

I know that starting SGE 6, negative nice values are not allowed anymore,
and I think Ron backported the change to later SGE5.3 patches.


>On Mon, 7 Mar 2005, Reuti wrote:
>> Hi,
>> maybe in this version was a bug, that allows nice values below zero for

>> master processes (there is also the setting in SGEEE to define the 
>> appropriate range: PTF_MIN_PRIORITY, PTF_MAX_PRIORITY for the execd). As
>> range of nice values below zero is reserved for system processes, I
>> to set the queue simply to 0 (user process nice range 0 to 19).
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