[slurm-users] sacctmgr - bug listing accounts?

Loris Bennett loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Mon Apr 30 06:56:49 MDT 2018


Hi Ole,

Ole Holm Nielsen <Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk> writes:

> Hi Loris,
>
> On 04/30/2018 01:09 PM, Loris Bennett wrote:
>> Your example of how to use 'Organisation' to setup separate groups
>> within one department is illuminating.  However, I am still unable to
>> set up 'geochemie' as a sibling of 'geophysik' and a child of 'geowiss':
>>
>>    $ sacctmgr list acc where account=geophysik
>>       Account                Descr                  Org
>>    ---------- -------------------- --------------------
>>     geophysik            geophysik              geowiss
>>    $ sacctmgr list acc where account=geochemie
>>       Account                Descr                  Org
>>    ---------- -------------------- --------------------
>>    $ sacctmgr add acc geochemie Description="Geochemie" Parent=geowiss Organization=geochemie
>>     No associations created.
>>    $ sacctmgr list acc where account=geochemie
>>       Account                Descr                  Org
>>    ---------- -------------------- --------------------
>>
>> So how do I get sacctmgr to show 'geochemie'?  The dump created by
>> 'sacctmgr' indicated that 'geochemie' exists and is a child of
>> 'geowiss':
>>
>>    Parent - 'geowiss'
>>    Account - 'geochemie':Fairshare=2
>>    Account - 'geographie':Description='geographie':Organization='geowiss':Fairshare=1
>>    Account - 'geologie':Description='geologie':Organization='geowiss':Fairshare=4
>>    Account - 'geophysik':Description='geophysik':Organization='geowiss':Fairshare=3
>>    Account - 'meteorologie':Description='meteorologie':Organization='geowiss':Fairshare=20
>>
>> This is borne out by the contents of the database:
>> mysql> select user,acct,id_assoc,parent_acct from soroban_assoc_table where acct like 'geo%';
>> +------+------------+----------+-------------+
>> | user | acct       | id_assoc | parent_acct |
>> +------+------------+----------+-------------+
>> |      | geochemie  |      909 | geowiss     |
>> |      | geographie |      163 | geowiss     |
>> |      | geologie   |      223 | geowiss     |
>> |      | geophysik  |      296 | geowiss     |
>> |      | geowiss    |       56 | root        |
>> +------+------------+----------+-------------+
>>
>> So this looks like a bug to me.
>
> Let's first check your account hierarchy:  The command:
>
>   /usr/bin/sacctmgr -sor show accounts
>
> will print the hierarchy for you.  The output may look confusing, so I
> recommend you to run my tool "slurmaccounts2conf" which you will find
> at
> https://github.com/OleHolmNielsen/Slurm_tools/tree/master/slurmaccounts. You
> don't have to copy my account setup, but the tools can still be
> useful.
>
> As a reference, slurmaccounts2conf prints our account hierarchy like this:
>
> ###
> ### Slurm accounts for cluster niflheim
> ###
> ### Syntax of the file is:
> ### account:parent:FairShare:Description
> ###
> ### Parent account root->external
> external:root:parent:external groups
> qwise:external:parent:quantumwise
> qwisegst:external:parent:quantumwise guests
> topsoe:external:parent:haldor topsoe
> ###
> ### Parent account root->external->ku_kemi
> ku_kemi:external:parent:ku kemi
> chemku:ku_kemi:parent:ku kemi
> ###
> ### Parent account root->dtu
> dtu:root:parent:dtu departments
> ###
> ### Parent account root->dtu->energy
> energy:dtu:parent:dtu energy
> ###
> ### Parent account root->dtu->energy->batteries
> batteries:energy:parent:batteries section
> ecsvip:batteries:parent:batteries vip
> ecsguest:batteries:parent:batteries guests
> ecsfac:batteries:parent:batteries faculty
> ecsstud:batteries:parent:batteries students
> ...


Unfortunately sacctmgr just doesn't list 'geochemie' as being an
account.  It only appears as the parent of the research groups which are
below it in the hierarchy:

  $ /usr/bin/sacctmgr -or show accounts | egrep 'geo|Acc|---'
     Account                Descr                  Org 
  ---------- -------------------- -------------------- 
     agalpha              agalpha            geochemie 
     agbravo              agbravo            geophysik 
   agcharlie            agcharlie             geologie 
     agdelta              agdelta           geographie 
      agecho               agecho             geologie 
   agfoxtrot            agfoxtrot           geographie 
  geographie           geographie              geowiss 
    geologie             geologie              geowiss 
   geophysik            geophysik              geowiss 
     geowiss              geowiss                 root 
  meteorolo+         meteorologie              geowiss 

It doesn't appear as a child of 'geowiss'.  It does however turn up in
the list of associations:

  $ /usr/bin/sacctmgr -or show assoc format=account | egrep 'geo|Acc|---'
     Account 
  ---------- 
     geowiss 
   geochemie 
  geographie 
    geologie 
   geophysik 

So maybe I am suffering from some confusion regarding accounts and
associations.

Cheers,

Loris

PS: I tried your script, but it also has a problem with gawk3/4:

  $ ./slurmaccounts2conf
  awk: cmd. line:13: 		for (c in children[a]) {
  awk: cmd. line:13: 		                  ^ syntax error
  awk: cmd. line:16: 		for (c in children[a]) {
  awk: cmd. line:16: 		                  ^ syntax error
  awk: cmd. line:30: 	children[$5][$1] = $1
  awk: cmd. line:30: 	            ^ syntax error

However, I think the functionality of your script may overlap with that of

  sacctmgr dump <cluster name> 

-- 
Dr. Loris Bennett (Mr.)
ZEDAT, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin         Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de



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