[slurm-users] understanding resource reservations
chris at csamuel.org
Mon Oct 21 23:01:32 UTC 2019
On 10/21/19 3:05 PM, c b wrote:
> 1) It looks like there's a way to create a daily recurring reservation
> by specifying "flags=daily" . How would I make a regular reservation
> for weekdays only?
flags=WEEKDAY Repeat the reservation at the same time on every
weekday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).
> 2) When a node enters a reservation period, is it like going into the
> DRAIN state where currently running jobs will be allowed to finish but
> no new ones will be started, or will any currently running jobs just be
> killed? And would the behavior be different if I'm reserving entire
> machines versus reserving a few cores?
Jobs aren't allowed to run into the reservation, so if their time limit
would overrun they won't be allowed to start.
> 3) If I have jobs that I know will take a long time to run, I'd want to
> keep them from being started on a machine that's about to be reserved.
> Are there any flags I can set on the jobs to do this?
They should never be allowed into the reservation in the first place, so
I think you should be fine.
All the best!
Chris Samuel : http://www.csamuel.org/ : Berkeley, CA, USA
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