[slurm-users] Quick hold on all partitions, all jobs

Stradling, Alden Reid (ars9ac) ars9ac at virginia.edu
Wed Nov 8 17:16:21 MST 2017

We use something like this:

scontrol create reservation starttime=2017-11-08T06:00:00 duration=1440 user=root flags=maint,ignore_jobs nodes=ALL

created: root_2

Then confirm:

scontrol show reservation

ReservationName=root_2 StartTime=2017-11-08T06:00:00 EndTime=2017-11-09T06:00:00 Duration=1-00:00:00
   Nodes=[trimmed] Flags=MAINT,IGNORE_JOBS,SPEC_NODES
   Users=root Accounts=(null) Licenses=(null) State=INACTIVE



On Nov 8, 2017, at 7:01 PM, Lachlan Musicman <datakid at gmail.com<mailto:datakid at gmail.com>> wrote:

The IT team sent an email saying "complete network wide network outage tomorrow night from 10pm across the whole institute".

Our plan is to put all queued jobs on hold, suspend all running jobs, and turning off the login node.

I've just discovered that the partitions have a state, and it can be set to UP, DOWN, DRAIN or INACTIVE.

In this situation - most likely a 4 hour outage with nothing else affected - would you mark your partitions DOWN or INACTIVE?

Ostensibly all users should be off the systems (because no network), but there's always one that sets an at or cron job or finds that corner case.


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