[GE users] qresub as other user

Andy Schwierskott andy.schwierskott at sun.com
Mon Nov 21 10:13:42 GMT 2005


Hi,

>> On Wednesday 16 November 2005 15:02, Andy Schwierskott wrote:
>>> It could be interesting in some cases that an admin can qresub a job on
>>> behalf of another users, but that really could open a can of worms.
>>
>> I would expect qresub (as an admin) to do the same as the rerun mechanism
>> does. If I want to relocate a users job from one machine to some other
>> machine I can simply reboot it and it will start somewhere else, given that
>> the rerun flag is set.
>>
>> But of course I don't know the implementation details so I cannot really argue
>> with that...
>
> For that case qmod -r <jobid> exists.

Well, "qmod -r" while kill an exsisting (running) job, while qresub creates
a new job for which new scheduling priorities are calculated.

Andy

>> Another case where I think qresub as an admin can be useful is the following:
>>
>>   - User submits job
>>   - Job runs, errors out because of some problem
>>   - Admin fixes problem
>>   - Admin qresubs other users jobs
>
> There is a job error and a queue error for error conditions. Job
> error is for cases when the end user made a failure that must be
> fixed before rerun is possible. The queue error is for problem with
> set-up problems which can be fixed by admins only.
>
>> The current behavior of qresub is, at least for me, the most unexpected one.
>
> Well, the reason to introduce qresub was to have a means to submit a job
> which is absolutely identical with an already existing job. IIRC we didn't
> have the exit 99 reschedule at that point in time.
>
> Regards,
> Andreas
>
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