[GE users] Limits on queues

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed May 14 16:34:15 BST 2008


Hi,

Am 14.05.2008 um 17:11 schrieb Chris Rudge:

> I've set up a development queue which aims to transparently run short
> jobs (<1 hour) in a higher priority queue - other queues are
> subordinates and their jobs will get suspended.
>
> Allowing suspension of other jobs means that I have to have some  
> limits
> on the development queue beyond simply h_rt=01:00:00 so that users  
> can't
> run large numbers of short jobs in the queue.
>
>> From previous posts on the list it was my understanding that an  
>> RQS as
> follows:
>    limit        users * queues devel.q to slots=8
> should allow each users to use up to 8 slots in the queue.  
> Unfortunately
> it appears that this simply limits the total number of slots for all
> users to 8 - i.e. I can't have 3 users each with 4 slots in the queue.
> Confusingly the failure of this to work seems to confirm  
> information in
> other posts on this list.

Correct. You have to use.

limit        users {*} queues devel.q to slots=8

The {} which means "for each", which can be a list of users or *.

-- Reuti


>
> I suspect that RQS doesn't actually do what I want.
>
> Is there another way to do it?
>
> Will 6.2 provide any help - e.g. making "jobs" a consumable so that I
> can limit users to running one or two jobs in the queue regardless of
> the number of slots each job uses? Maybe 6.2 will extend the RQS
> capabilities so that I can genuinely have a per user limit.
>
> Regards,
> Chris
>
>
>
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>
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