[slurm-users] Set priority without sudo and without a database ?

Loris Bennett loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Mon Feb 12 03:51:34 MST 2018

Hi Fabien,

Fabien ELOY <eloy.polytech at gmail.com> writes:

> Hello,
> I am trying to set priority ... but it doesn't work !
> If I type sudo srun --priority=X, it's OK. But if I use my "standard" user it's not OK (priority calculated by slurm).
> I do not have a database used with SLURM.
> Il my slurm.conf, "SlurmUser=slurm" and my server has 2 users in the same group (slurm) : these users can run SLURM command ... but impossible to set priority.
> Is there a solution to define a user as an admin SLURM ? Is it the problem there ?
> Thank you for your help.
> Best regards, 

I assume you are using the multifactor plugin and I don't think normal
users are intended to be able to set the priority themselves.  The
danger would be that all users would increase their priority as much as

You probably what to look at QOS.  This would allow you to, say, define
a high-priority QOS which had a priority bonus but also limit on how
many cores per user can uses the QOS.  That way



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

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