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

Dr. Thomas Orgis thomas.orgis at uni-hamburg.de
Thu Jan 30 18:03:38 UTC 2020

Am Thu, 30 Jan 2020 19:07:59 +0300
schrieb mercan <ahmet.mercan at uhem.itu.edu.tr>: 

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

Thank you for looking this up. But since the filetxt does contain the
start/end timestamps and the nodes the job ran on, it is strange that
sacct should not be able to filter on those criteria.

This is an example line of the accounting file, with obvious
identifying fields replaced by <name>:

<jobid> batch 1548429637 1548429637 <uid> <gid> - - 0 <jobname> 1 4294536312 48 node[09-15,22] (null)

So, matching for job ID, user name (via numerical uid lookup),
timestamps and the nodes should be possible, it's all there.

Can someone confirm that it indeed is the case that _none_ of the
filtering options of sacct are supposed to work on filetxt?

Alrighty then,

Dr. Thomas Orgis
HPC @ Universität Hamburg

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