[slurm-users] how to easily to obtain jobid for array jobs?
loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Thu Oct 11 04:58:40 MDT 2018
Daan van Rossum <d.r.vanrossum at gmx.de> writes:
> Dear slurm-users,
> My users complain about not being able to cancel array jobs (on slurm 17.11.3).
> The problem is that squeue by default outputs the %i (job step id) for array jobs, which cannot be used in scancel. What /can/ be used is %A (job id). How can I tell users to easily find that number? There is certainly a better way to obtain the jobid than by translating between %i and %A using:
> # squeue -o '%i %A' | grep $jobstepid
> Is there a way to customize the default squeue output format?
> Thanks, Daan
> From the man page:
> %i Job or job step id. In the case of job arrays, the
> job ID format will be of the form
> %A Job id. This will have a unique value for each ele‐
> ment of job arrays. (Valid for jobs only)
You could always just use overwrite squeue with alias which you put it
in /etc/profile.d or where ever you have your global setting, although
this could also potentially cause some confusion.
Dr. Loris Bennett (Mr.)
ZEDAT, Freie Universität Berlin Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
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