[GE users] drmaa "limit" job attributes

fy fly at anydata.co.uk
Thu Mar 25 18:06:56 GMT 2010

On 25/03/10 17:30, enri wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an issue opened on the drmaa-python (see http://code.google.com/p/drmaa-python/issues/detail?id=21) about the following attributes defined in drmaa.h
> #define DRMAA_WCT_HLIMIT             "drmaa_wct_hlimit"
> #define DRMAA_WCT_SLIMIT             "drmaa_wct_slimit"
> #define DRMAA_DURATION_HLIMIT        "drmaa_duration_hlimit"
> #define DRMAA_DURATION_SLIMIT        "drmaa_duration_slimit"
> When the user try to set one of the above attributes, an error is returned (DRMAA_ERRNO_INVALID_ATTRIBUTE). Also, man drmaa_attributes doesn't say anything about the above attributes. Are those supported and I'm missing something, or these aren't implemented in libdrmaa? My GE version is 6.2u2_1.
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> Enrico
> P.S.
> Just in case the above attributes aren't supported, does a workaround exists in order to obtain the same result (I'm thinking about writing something in the native specification attribute)

These attributes are optional, and it looks like they are not supported 
by the GE implementation, you can confirm this with the 

So, you'll probably need to use the native specification, but your code 
will not be portable across other DRMs.


Fred Youhanaie


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