[GE users] howto force minimal usage of a resource

Ross Dickson Ross.Dickson at dal.ca
Thu Jul 3 16:39:21 BST 2008

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is there in fact an RFE filed for this?  I searched for "minimum" and 
"limit" in the Issue Tracker and couldn't find anything.

This accidental "denial of service" just happened to us here as well.  
It would be nice to have a way to prevent it (besides educating users, 
which we're also doing).


On Thu, 15 May 2008 15:21:39 +0200 Reuti wrote:

 > Hi,
 > as the limit is set as it is specified, you can't increase it later 
 > on unfortunately.
 > It's and RFE to have a minimum limit (I would like it to have a 
 > minimum of slots for a parallel job which it must request at least). 
 > But for now I don't see an option to get it (unless you tweak the SGE 
 > source to add always some amount). "If" these 10M are sufficient to 
 > start a bash at least, you could use a starter_method, check for this 
 > limit and exit with a proper error message or exec the given argument 
 > (I just checked it interactively and it seems to be too less :-/ ).
 > -- Reuti
 > Am 15.05.2008 um 14:52 schrieb Andreas Haupt:
 >> Hi *,
 >> is it possible to force a minimal usage of a special resource at job
 >> submission?
 >> Example: we have some "special" users who just require h_vmem=10M or
 >> less for their jobs by accident. This is even too little to run the
 >> prolog script which puts the queue instance into error state. By just
 >> running enough of such jobs you can "dos" a complete farm as all
 >> instances end up in an error state after a while.
 >> Is there a way to prevent this, e.g. force h_vmem to be 32M at least?
 >> Cheers,
 >> Andreas

Ross Dickson         Computational Research Consultant
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