[slurm-users] How to set priorities of actual obs
dchebota at gmu.edu
Fri Sep 14 07:35:25 MDT 2018
Wouldn't 'nice' work in this case?
$ man nice
nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority
nice [OPTION] [COMMAND [ARG]...]
In your submit script you would run the program as
nice -n 19 <program-name>
From: slurm-users <slurm-users-bounces at lists.schedmd.com> On Behalf Of Loris Bennett
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 9:15 AM
To: slurm-users at lists.schedmd.com
Subject: Re: [slurm-users] How to set priorities of actual obs
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 Universität Berlin Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
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