[GE users] Maximum Job Number, i.e. roll over?

mhanby mhanby at uab.edu
Fri Dec 11 16:06:16 GMT 2009


Excellent, if we are still running this cluster in 70 years I'll eat my hat :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan.Templeton at sun.com [mailto:Dan.Templeton at sun.com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 1:20 PM
To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
Subject: Re: [GE users] Maximum Job Number, i.e. roll over?

Just FYI, that post is off by an order of magnitude.  The max job ID is 
9999999.  So it'll be 70 years until you get there. :)

Daniel

mhanby wrote:
> Thanks, at our pace it'll take us 7 years to reach that max number of 999999.
>
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> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 11:11 PM
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> http://gridengine.info/2007/08/24/reset-grid-engine-job-id-counter
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> Rayson
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> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 4:09 PM, mhanby <mhanby at uab.edu> wrote:
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>> Howdy,
>>
>> With GE 6.2u4, is there a maximum job number, at which point GE will roll back over to job number 1?
>>
>> We have some users who prefer to submit 10's of thousands of single quick jobs rather than a small number of array jobs with thousands of tasks.
>>
>> I'm trying to decide if there's any significant reason to force the users to use array jobs, aside from the fact that it makes the qstat output much nicer, like stop it or you are going to make parsing the accounting file a nightmare when the jobs roll over :-)
>>
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>> Mike Hanby
>> mhanby at uab.edu
>> Information Systems Specialist II
>> IT HPCS / Research Computing
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