[slurm-users] sacct does always print all jobs regardless filter parameters with accounting_storage/filetxt

mercan ahmet.mercan at uhem.itu.edu.tr
Thu Jan 30 16:07:59 UTC 2020


 From the slurm.conf documentation web page:

  Note: The filetxt plugin records only a limited subset of accounting 
information and will prevent some sacct options from proper operation.


Ahmet M.

29.01.2020 21:47 tarihinde Dr. Thomas Orgis yazdı:
> Hi,
> I happen to run a small cluster that doesn't use a slurmdbd but the
> plain log in a text file, accounting_storage/filetxt in slurm.conf. It
> is running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and the slurm 15.08.7 provided with that.
> Can someone tell me if it is normal (or at least a known bug) that with
> this setup,
> 	sacct -X -N node04
> always returns the full list of all jobs recorded in the accounting
> file? Likewise for filtering for start/endtime with -S/-E, no effect at
> all. It is also apparent that it really takes a long time for sacct to
> digest the text file, even if it is reduced to less than 50000 jobs and
> about 6M in size. To give a figure: 24 seconds user time, keeping one
> core of a Xeon E5-2609 v2 @ 2.5 GHz busy.
> Alrighty then,
> Thomas
> PS: Please no pointers about better running a proper database with
> slurmdbd … I know that that works;-)

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