[slurm-users] Feature request: create a job id before job submission

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Tue May 7 14:22:27 UTC 2019

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 10:03 AM Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:
> > Some cluster sites need the creation of a workspace for the job in a
> >scratch area before the actual job submission, and on the other hand they
> >don't accept all characters as name of the workspace. Hence the plain job
> >name often can't be used here.
> puzzled two ways: why not use the numeric jobid, and why would configuring
> the scratch space be too slow to perform in the job prolog?

i agree this sounds exactly what a job prolog is supposed to do.
there must be more to the story.

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