[GE users] Make jobs wait for available FLEXlm license

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Fri May 30 14:22:30 BST 2008


Ignore the latter half of my confused reply. The normal behavior of  
SGE qsub is to accept a job and pend it forever in state "qw" if a  
resource request can not be satisfied. I can't remember off the top of  
my head what must be wrong for SGE to reject a job submission right  
away.


On May 30, 2008, at 9:09 AM, Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> Hi Gerhard,
>
> Two things ...
>
> (1) Adding the "-hard" flag before your "-l" argument will ensure  
> that SGE treats your resource request as a "must satisfy" condition  
> rather than a soft requirement
>
> And finally from the error you are getting I am wondering if you are  
> missing a final componant where the custom requestable resource used  
> in the Olesen FLEXlm method has not yet been associated with a  
> particular queue.
>
> Your license tracking method may be working fine but if the  
> consumable is not associated with a queue then that would explain  
> the "no suitable queue" error.
>
> -Chris
>
>
>
> On May 30, 2008, at 8:02 AM, Gerhard Venter wrote:
>
>> I want to apologise up front for what must be a trivial question -
>> however I am stuck!  I have setup the Olesen Method of FlexLM
>> integration with SGE 6.0 and everything seems to work fine.  My  
>> problem
>> is how do a make a job wait until the requested number of licenses
>> become available?
>>
>> I currently submit my job as follows:
>>
>> qsub -l genesis=20 vrand.sub
>>
>> If there are less then 20 licenses available, I immediately get the
>> message:
>>
>> Unable to run job: error: no suitable queues.
>> Exiting.
>>
>> If there are 20 or more licenses available the job submits and runs
>> fine.  I would like my job to wait until the licenses becomes  
>> available
>> and then start running automatically.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Gerhard
>>
>>
>>
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