[GE users] Selecting "no queue" to qsub when a default is configured?

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue Sep 16 14:36:38 BST 2008

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Am 16.09.2008 um 14:52 schrieb Neil Baker:

> Question:
> When you have a default queue defined in sge_request (to support  
> legacy submit scripts), is it possible to override this default  
> queue in the ?qsub? arguments when you don?t want to specify a  
> queue (in order to test job assignment using complex attributes)?

if the wouldn't be a bug: yes.


For now I would suggest to include all possible queues in the -q  
list. If you have at least 6.0u11, it will replace the default  
request, below this version it will unfortunately be appended only.

> Background info:
> Our current grid has queues called ?L? & ?H?.  The ?L? queue is  
> used by default if users don?t specify a queue when using qsub  
> command.  Most of the user submit scripts don?t specify a queue.   
> Unfortunately there are too many script to modify.
> I?m now adding complex attributes together with multiple queues and  
> want slots across these queues to be selected based on resources  
> and not on the users specifying specific queues.  However, while  
> I?m developing this we still need the current ?L? & ?H? queues in  
> place with the default queue so that they can continue using the grid.
> Is there a way of testing job assignment based on complex  
> attributes in this setup without having to remove the default queue  
> from sge_request?

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