[GE users] soft requests on load values

Stephan Grell - Sun Germany - SSG - Software Engineer stephan.grell at sun.com
Mon May 23 09:55:12 BST 2005



Olle Liljenzin wrote:

>Fred, Reuti,
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>Thanks for your input. The functionality still looks broken in my eyes, 
>so I filed an issue:
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>http://gridengine.sunsource.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1626
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Thanks for the issue. I will try to look at it.

Stephan

>/Olle
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>Fred L Youhanaie wrote:
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>>Olle,
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>>Sorry, as I was writing my reply the phone rang and I ended up hitting 
>>send unintentionally :-(
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>>Olle Liljenzin wrote:
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>>>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.
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>>All depends on how you have set up your cluster.
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>>Cheers
>>f.
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