[GE users] Cannot set negative priority

jeffbeadles jeff_beadles at mentor.com
Tue Mar 30 23:53:35 BST 2010

This is a bug with sge_qmaster on 6.0u8.  I'm not sure what release it was fixed in, but I'm sure that it's fixed in 6.2u4.  (it may have been fixed in 6.0 u9)


From: jsadino [mailto:jsadino.queens at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:00 PM
To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
Subject: [GE users] Cannot set negative priority

Hello Everyone,

I can not set a job to have a negative priority using qsub or scripts.  I tried:
qsub -p -100 subrecon.sh
and the output is:
Unable to run job: invalid "job priority" value in job request.

I am running 6.0u8, and I even have manager permissions.  If I do qmon -> Job Control -> Qalter, I can lower it there, and if I use qalter from the command line - i.e. qalter -p -100 1068 - I can lower it there, but I would prefer to do it in the original qsub command.  What am I missing?

Thank you,
Jeff Sadino

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