[GE users] soft requests on load values

Olle Liljenzin olle at carmen.se
Mon May 23 09:18:51 BST 2005


Fred, Reuti,

Thanks for your input. The functionality still looks broken in my eyes, 
so I filed an issue:

http://gridengine.sunsource.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1626

/Olle

Fred L Youhanaie wrote:
> 
> Olle,
> 
> Sorry, as I was writing my reply the phone rang and I ended up hitting 
> send unintentionally :-(
> 
> Olle Liljenzin wrote:
> 
>> I have seen the man page, but it doesn't explain the behaviour. 
>> "nice-tohave, but not essential" is not really a definition, is it?
>>
>> If I get it right, a soft requirement should be considered if the job 
>> could be scheduled immidiately with no other resource conflicts. 
>> Otherwise I can't see what sense it would make.
> 
> 
> GE will treat the soft requests with lower precedence than the other 
> requests, hence your job with -soft requests may go to a less loaded 
> node which does not satisfy the soft request.
> 
> All depends on how you have set up your cluster.
> 
> Cheers
> f.
> 
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