[GE users] Altering array task range does not work

dougalb dougal.lists at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 07:56:05 GMT 2010


Can you provide the full command you are using?

  $ qalter 4562 -t 1000-2000 -h s

That should work.

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 10:37 PM, iadzhubey
<iadzhubey at rics.bwh.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Any suggestions at all? Anyone, please?
>
> --Ivan
>
> On Monday 22 March 2010 10:48:53 am iadzhubey wrote:
>> Hi Reuti,
>>
>> On Monday 22 March 2010 08:42:44 am reuti wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Am 20.03.2010 um 08:57 schrieb iadzhubey:
>> > > I am trying to adjust the task range of an already submitted and
>> > > pending array job but cannot figure out how to do this (and if it's
>> > > even supported). Qalter manpage lists '-t' as supported option but when
>> > > specified with qalter command it is recognised as an (incomplete)
>> > > wc_job_range_list specification instead, which results in a syntax
>> > > error message.
>> >
>> > you mean the error message like:
>> >
>> > found lonely '-t 15-20' option (The -t option needs a leading job name)'?
>>
>> Yep, this is the error message. I've also tried every other combination of
>> command-line switches to qalter I can think of but to no avail.
>>
>> Any hope this may actually work? For now, I am using a crude workaround by
>> submitting array jobs with the fixed maximum range (e.g., -t 1-75000) and
>> then letting the first dispatched task of each array qdel all extraneous
>> tasks at runtime. This works but is not an elegant solution.
>>
>> Best,
>> Ivan
>
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