[GE users] qlicserver behavior for suspended jobs

olesen Mark.Olesen at emconTechnologies.com
Mon Nov 9 15:52:23 GMT 2009

> We had a situation where we wanted to suspend an abaqus job to allow a
> job that was in qw to be promoted to run status.  We suspended the job
> and verified that the licenses were returned to the license pool.  The
> licenses needed by the waiting job then technically available.  The
> waiting job was never promoted.  Is there a configuration that's meant
> to account for the desired behavior?

There is nothing special in qlicserver that could handle this.
In general, you can't tell if a suspended application returns its
licenses to the pool, or if it holds on to them (as per Ctrl-Z

AFAIK GridEngine doesn't know how to release consumed resources that are
attached to a suspended job.
But I would like someone more qualified, like Reuti, Dan or Chris to
please comment on this.


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