[GE users] 6.2 all queues dropped

Olesen, Mark Mark.Olesen at emcontechnologies.com
Fri Nov 14 14:18:04 GMT 2008

> Today I came back after 4 weeks off and found one test job left which
> was never scheduled.
> qstat -j on this job gave me the scheduling info "All queues dropped
> because of overload or full".
> qstat -f didn't list anything.
> Restarting the whole cluster didn't change anything.
> I had to remove the hostgroup in the hostlist configuration entry of
> every single clusterqueue and put it back in again to get everything
> working again. Would there have been an easier way to do so? Or is
> this a problem of my configuration?

Did you check (and clear) the error states on the various queues?
If one of the many other jobs hit something nasty (eg, failed licence
check in prolog), it can set the queue into an 'E' error state and thus
prevent anything from getting scheduled.

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