[slurm-users] SLURM Operator Role (to cancel SLURM Jobs)

Buckley, Ronan Ronan.Buckley at Dell.com
Fri Apr 20 04:07:43 MDT 2018

Has anyone any experience of setting up users that can cancel jobs?

From: Buckley, Ronan
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:06 AM
To: 'slurm-users at lists.schedmd.com'
Subject: RE: SLURM Operator Role (to cancel SLURM Jobs)

According to the online documentation:

"When using the Slurm db, users who have AdminLevel's defined (Operator or Admin) and users who are account coordinators are given the authority to invoke scancel on other user's jobs. A Slurm account coordinator is a user who can modify settings for users in that Slurm account. The coordinator can also hold and cancel jobs submitted by other users in the account."

I get permission denied  (from a user in my 'jobadmin' account), when trying to kill a job that is run from another user in my 'jobadmin' account:

#:~> scancel -n test
scancel: error: Kill job error on job id 25063: Access/permission denied

# sacctmgr list user
      User   Def Acct     Admin
---------- ---------- ---------
     ethor             Operator
     mpern             Operator
      root            Administ+
svcappuser             Operator
svcsplitu+             Operator

# sacctmgr list users withcoord
      User   Def Acct     Admin       Coord Accounts
---------- ---------- --------- --------------------
     ethor             Operator             jobadmin
     mpern             Operator             jobadmin
      root            Administ+
svcappuser             Operator             jobadmin
svcsplitu+             Operator             jobadmin

# sacctmgr list account
   Account                Descr                  Org
---------- -------------------- --------------------
  jobadmin             jobadmin                 root
      root default root account                 root

# sacctmgr list account WithCoordinator
   Account                Descr                  Org       Coord Accounts
---------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
  jobadmin             jobadmin                 root ethor,mpern,svcappu+
      root default root account                 root

Must I configure something else to allow the above 4 operator users to kill jobs?

From: Buckley, Ronan
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:21 PM
To: 'slurm-users at lists.schedmd.com'
Subject: SLURM Operator Role (to cancel SLURM Jobs)


I have given 4 users the operator role and they are all part of the coordinator accounts. However, when I su to the users in question, they get a permission denied error when trying to cancel a job.

What am I missing?


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