[slurm-users] know time limit from inside job

Bernd Melchers melchers at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Mon Jul 27 20:46:58 UTC 2020

But you can change the time limit at runtime with "scontrol update job
...". Therefore an environment variable can have an outdated value.

> There's an outstanding feature request for that:
> https://bugs.schedmd.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8383
> While waiting on that, we've taken to injecting it into the job's environment ourselves in the Lua submit filter.
> 	--Troy
> ???On 7/27/20, 12:45 PM, "slurm-users on behalf of Brian Andrus" <slurm-users-bounces at lists.schedmd.com on behalf of toomuchit at gmail.com> wrote:
>     All,
>     Trying to see the best way to identify the time limit of a job from 
>     within the job.
>     I had hoped it was one of the SLURM variables, but apparently not.
>     Is there an easy way outside doing an 'squeue' or 'scontrol' call from 
>     the job to find out the max time of itself?
> ...     

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