[GE users] SGE-6.0u7: sort by seq_no works only for parallel jobs.

Erik Soyez E.Soyez at science-computing.de
Thu Sep 25 14:01:23 BST 2008

Thanks Reuti,

qstat -f shows exactly the seq_no order I expect according to the


On Thu, 25 Sep 2008, Reuti wrote:

> Hi,
> Am 25.09.2008 um 14:44 schrieb Erik Soyez:
>> after hours of debugging I have just discovered a very peculiar
>> phenomenon.  Our customer has sorted hosts within one queue by
>> sequence numbers in order to get jobs running on fast machines
>> first.  This works as expected for jobs requesting a PE.  But it
>> does not work for serial jobs.  Strange enough, those are sorted
>> neither by seqno nor by load.
> a plain:
> qstat -f
> should also list them in the seq_no order (and alphabetical within the same
> seq_no). You get what output order there?
> -- Reuti
>> Is it a known bug of 6.0u7?  An unkonwn bug?  No bug but a feature?
>> It's okay now as they simply request "-pe smp 1".  I hope that it
>> will work normally again once they upgrade to some later version
>> but maybe one of you knows more about it (Reuti?  Chris?  Mark?).


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