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Wed Jan 12 20:38:46 GMT 2011

#define MSG_JOB_MOD_SOFTREQCONSUMABLE_S  _MESSAGE(33307, _("denied: soft requests on consumables like "SFQ" are not supported"))

Is there any reason behind enforcing this? If so how can we use soft requests.

>qsub -soft -l test=0.1 uptime
Unable to run job: denied: soft requests on consumables like "test" are not supported.

-----Original Message-----
From: templedf [mailto:daniel.templeton at] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:55 PM
To: users at
Cc: svibhore
Subject: Re: [GE users] Creating a Soft consumable resource

The qsub -soft switch with a consumable is what you want.  If you assign 
1 of your consumable to every machine and then request it with -soft, 
the scheduler will try to put only one per machine, but if it runs out 
of machines, it will ignore the consumable.


On 07/14/10 04:33 AM, svibhore wrote:
> I have a scenario where I want to create a resource which should be used
> ( ideally) one per host but if all the resources are used( i.e all the
> hosts have job using this consumable) the jobs should not fail and get
> scheduled on any host.
> In a typical hard resource the jobs would fail if all the hosts have one
> job running on them, and in soft resource I cannot limit the number of
> jobs getting scheduled on the host( which will be limited by number of
> slots).
> This will achieve two things for me, first the jobs gets distributed on
> all host as one job per host and secondly this will guarantee that jobs
> would not fail even if all the hosts have a job running on them.
> Ideas ?
> Regards,
> Shantanu


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