[slurm-users] How to set priorities of actual obs

Loris Bennett loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Fri Sep 14 07:15:09 MDT 2018

kesim <ketiwsim at gmail.com> writes:

>> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 2:41 PM Loris Bennett <loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de> wrote:
>>  Hi Ketiw,
>>  kesim <ketiwsim at gmail.com> writes:
>>  > Dear all,
>>  >
>>  > I would like to submit a job in such a way that the actual program is
>>  > run with the lowest priority (nice=19 on linux). At the moment every
>>  > task has priority 0. Is it possible to do that and how?
>>  >
>>  > Best regards,
>>  >
>>  > Ketiw 
>>  I'm not aware that this is possible. What would be the use-case for
>>  this? Normally you would want a job to make full use of any cores it
>>  had reserved.

> I have slurm running on several desktops and we have only a few
> application for its use. I would like the slurm submitted tasks to
> have lowest priority so they are not hampering users who normally work
> on their desktops.

Please write to the list, rather than to me directly.

I think you can probably achieve what you want with cgroups, but I have
no experience of doing this myself.



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

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