[slurm-users] slurmdbd not showing job accounting

Dave Botsch botsch at cnf.cornell.edu
Sun Oct 14 14:49:09 MDT 2018

This seems to reflect what I am seeing. Someone earlier mentioned
multiple restarts of slurmdbd... those restarts never made data appear
unless right around on the hour.

It's as if instead of data getting sent right through slurmdbd that
something in slurmdbd is just doing an hourly check of the text based
sacct records (which I don't understand why those are even there if not
configured in slurm.conf).


On Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 12:08:10PM +0100, Antony Cleave wrote:
> I have noticed on several clusters that sreport can be upto one hour out of
> date i.e. it will update on the hour every hour.
> sacct does not behave this way and is always up to date.
> I cannot see this stated in the docs or see any config settings to control
> this but it happens on the last 17.02 cluster I checked.
> Antony
> On 14 Oct 2018 11:58, "Steven Dick" <kg4ydw at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is documented that you need to create the cluster in the database.
> It is not documented that the accounting system won't work until you
> restart slurmdbd multiple times before it starts collecting accounting
> records.
> Also, none of the necessary restarts are needed on an upgrade -- only
> when slurm is initialized for a new cluster.
> On Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 4:12 AM Ole Holm Nielsen
> <Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk> wrote:
> > Correct, and this is documented in the Slurm accounting setup page:
> > https://slurm.schedmd.com/accounting.html#database-configuration
> >

David William Botsch
botsch at cnf.cornell.edu

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