[GE users] qlicserver seems to double subtract

olesen Mark.Olesen at emconTechnologies.com
Mon Nov 2 10:36:03 GMT 2009

On Fri, 2009-10-30 at 14:00 -0700, biscisking wrote:
> I believe I've achieved the desired behavior by setting Consumable=NO.  
> In summary, mine should be about the simplest scenario for which you conceived flex-grid.

Actually, your settings correspond to a usage that likely circumvents
everything that qlicserver tries to do. I have no idea what its
behaviour should be in the case, but I would not attempt it.

We too have abaqus, GridEngine 6.2u3 but we are using qlicserver Release
2009-10-12 (changes are listing on the changes page for the project).

For the 'abaqus' complex we have this:

#name  shortcut type  relop requestable consumable default  urgency
abaqus  abaqus  INT  <=    YES         JOB        0        0

> I've got qlicserver acquiring the number of free licenses every 20sec in daemon mode and reporting to SGE.
>   The complex was originally created with the command:
> qconf -mattr exechost complex_values abaqus=0 global

Good. The initial value should be immaterial.

> Any time I do 'qstat -F abaqus', I see that for each node, gf:abaqus= is always correct.

Hmm. Why do you have 'gf:abaqus='? You should normally see 'gc:abaqus='

> I'm not 100% comfortable, because I was expecting to have to set Consumable=JOB.  
> When I did this, however, 'qstat -F abaqus' would report a number that was always low 
> by the exact number of licenses collectively requested by the jobs in the queue, 

But this is correct. If you had 14 tokens and used 6 of them for your
job, you only have 8 free for subsequent scheduling runs. This is
exactly why you need them to be consumable.

> I'd like to know that my configuration is not kluge of your design intent, 
> but as I seem to have achieved the desired behavior, I will certainly understand 
> if you don't have time to reply

Please switch back to using consumable, but perhaps you forgot to tell
qlicserver that they are JOB consumables and that is causing the

  <!-- fea applications -->
   <resource name="abaqus" served="abaqus" type="job"/>


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