[GE users] qacct option suggestion

Daniel Templeton Dan.Templeton at Sun.COM
Tue Mar 6 16:12:10 GMT 2007

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Could you file that as an RFE?


Heywood, Todd wrote:
> The man page for qacct says that the ?b, -e, and ?d options select 
> jobs based on start times. It would be nice an option could be added 
> to qacct in the future so that they select jobs based on their end 
> times. The reason if that if you do periodic qacct dumps using ?b, -e, 
> and/or ?d to specify periods, you will only catch jobs which begin and 
> end in the same period (since a job is only written to the accounting 
> files when the job ends).
> In other words, if a job ends in a period (say in the last day: ?-d 
> 1?) but started 2 days ago, ?qacct ?d 1? will not account for it. And 
> if I ran ?qacct ?d 1? yesterday, the job is not yet in the accounting 
> file.
> If job selection were possible by job end time instead of start time 
> this wouldn?t be a problem.
> Todd

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