[GE users] h_vmem, virtual_free

Sean Dilda sean at duke.edu
Fri Feb 23 18:52:18 GMT 2007

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Heywood, Todd wrote:

> I'm really unclear on what h_vmem does. I thought it was a requestable
> resource, and setting it wouldn't change anything on the nodes.

You're kinda right.   Sometime most people don't realize is that h_vmem 
does change the hard vmem ulimit/rlimit    So, whenever you set these 
values on a queue, or request one of them, they set the ulimit/rlimit 
for the job.

This is true for all of the h_ (for hard) and s_ (for soft) attributes.

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