[slurm-users] Limit resources on login node

Christopher Samuel chris at csamuel.org
Wed Jan 31 02:52:11 MST 2018

On 31/01/18 20:28, Miguel Gutiérrez Páez wrote:

> If I unlimit memory resources (by commenting the last line in 
> custom.conf file), the same sbatch works properly. A scontrol show
> job of a failed job shows that the job was launched in a compute
> node, where there is no any restriction about memory (or other)
> resource. So, the login node is the only node I limit resources.  Why
> is failing the sbatch if the compute nodes have no any restriction
> but the login one?

By default Slurm propagates resource limits from the node you are
submitting from.  Check the PropagateResourceLimits section of the
slurm.conf manual page.

Short version, add this to slurm.conf:

PropagateResourceLimits NONE

Hope that helps!

All the best,
  Chris Samuel  :  http://www.csamuel.org/  :  Melbourne, VIC

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