[GE users] group resource quota

andreas andreas.haas at sun.com
Tue Nov 18 16:48:29 GMT 2008

On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, brs wrote:

> Hi, Reuti,
> How about another example:
> Say I want to limit vmem usage for all users on any host to, say, 95% of
> the physical memory available (not exactly how I would set it up, but
> you get the idea).  Could I accomplish this like so?
> {
>   name         vmem_limit
>   description  "Limit users to only 95% of total physical memory to avoid \
>   swaping"
>   enabled      FALSE
>   limit        hosts {*} to h_vmem=$mem_total*0.95
> }
> And how would this limit manifest itself?  Would the first job that
> tried to allocate more than the quota allows bomb on a malloc() or
> something?  Is this even possible within the rqs or should I just use
> limits.conf?

This does not (yet) work. Reason is that resource quota limits are 
not enforced as resource limits. If they were malloc() 
would return NULL once the quota is exceeded.



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