[GE users] How to apply queue limit for a user

Jon Savian worknit at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 06:08:49 GMT 2006


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Is there any way that you can limit JUST the number of running jobs
per user, but let them queue up as many as needed?

Thanks.

On 10/12/05, Sebastian Stark <stark at tuebingen.mpg.de> wrote:
>
> You can find it here:
>
>   http://svn.tuebingen.mpg.de/stark/py-sge
>
> At the moment there's only support for an h_rt policy. I'll add a "number of
> jobs" policy soon.
>
> This code does not handle parallel or array jobs yet.
>
> Please tell me if it's useful for you.
>
>
> -Sebastian
>
> On Tuesday 11 October 2005 12:44, Tamir Shapira wrote:
> > Hi Sebastian,
> >
> > Thanks for the answer.
> > How can I force this rule (limit running jobs) to a user?
> > I know I can limit the number of running process for all the users, but
> > I want to limit the running process only for several users.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for the help,
> > Best Regards, Tamir
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sebastian Stark [mailto:stark at tuebingen.mpg.de]
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 12:35 PM
> > To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
> > Cc: Chris Dagdigian
> > Subject: Re: [GE users] How to apply queue limit for a user
> >
> > On Thursday 06 October 2005 22:18, Chris Dagdigian wrote:
> > > Grid Engine will never "reject" a job unless there is a syntax error
> > > in the command, a non-existent queue requested or some sort of access
> > > control issue. Even if you submit a job with an impossible to fulfill
> > > resource request, Grid Engine will happily let the job pend forever
> > > in the waiting list.
> >
> > This is not entirely true.
> >
> > quoting sge_conf(5):
> >
> > max_jobs
> >        The  number  of active (not finished) jobs simultaneously allowed
> > in
> >        Grid Engine is controlled by this parameter. A  value greater
> > than 0
> >        defines the limit.  The default value 0 means "unlimited". If the
> >        max_jobs limit  is  exceeded by a job submission then the
> > submission
> >        command exits with exit status 25 and an appropriate error
> > message.
> >
> >
> > Notice that this parameter is different from the "max_u_jobs" setting.
> >
> > -Sebastian
>
> --
> Sebastian Stark -- http://www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de/~stark
> Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
>
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