[slurm-users] spank plugin for sbatch

Jeffrey Frey frey at udel.edu
Thu Feb 1 07:02:27 MST 2018

I had to figure this one out myself a few months ago.  See src/common/plugstack.c:

         *  Do not load static plugin options table in allocator context.
        if (stack->type != S_TYPE_ALLOCATOR)
                plugin->opts = plugin_get_sym(p, "spank_options");

In the ALLOCATOR context you must register any CLI options using spank_options_register() inside your slurm_spank_init().  See e.g.


and the slurm_spank_init() function therein.  The documentation page doesn't mention the fact that if you named your option list "spank_options" the plugin loader will automatically register them in non-ALLOCATOR contexts.

> On Feb 1, 2018, at 5:29 AM, Tueur Volvo <huitre39 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello i read tutorial of spank plugin :
> https://slurm.schedmd.com/spank.html
> and i create my plugin with the example renice in tutorial.
> But my plugin work only with srun.
> the option --renice not exist for sbatch command, why ?
> Can you help me ?

Jeffrey T. Frey, Ph.D.
Systems Programmer V / HPC Management
Network & Systems Services / College of Engineering
University of Delaware, Newark DE  19716
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