[GE users] group resource quota

andreas andreas.haas at sun.com
Wed Nov 19 14:40:06 GMT 2008

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008, reuti wrote:

> Am 19.11.2008 um 11:27 schrieb andreas:
>> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, reuti wrote:
>>> Am 18.11.2008 um 17:48 schrieb andreas:
>>>> 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.
>>> And the reason is not, that it's only working (the formula) for INT
>>> and DOUBLE?
>> No. It's because resource limitations that would stem from RQS are
>> simply disregarded with the 'math exercise' that is done right before
>> job delivery from qmaster to execd.
> Then I would suggest to add this to the documentation. It states only
> DOUBLE and INT as allowed complexes, but not MEMORY (man
> sge_resource_quota).

Actually the point is not about DOUBLE/INT vs. MEMORY complexes. It's about
resource quotas not being enforced as resource limits as one would expect
based on the section queue_conf(5) where the impact of the queue resource 
limit is explained.

Either way you are right that man pages should reflect this:



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