[slurm-users] Slurm Perl API use and examples

Marcus Wagner wagner at itc.rwth-aachen.de
Tue Mar 24 13:48:24 UTC 2020

In fact, we ARE using the perl API, but there are some flaws.

E.g. the array_task_str of the jobinfo structure. Slurm abbreviates long 
list of array indices, like scontrol does:


yes, you can really find there three dots. In my opinion, this is ok for 
a general tool like scontrol to abbreviate the output, but it does not 
make any sense within a API.

Does anyone know, if the C-API also abbreviates things like that?


Am 23.03.2020 um 20:47 schrieb Burian, John:
> I have some questions about the Slurm Perl API
> - Is it still actively supported? I see it's still in the source in Git.
> - Does anyone use it? If so, do you have a pointer to some example code?
> My immediate question is, for methods that take a data structure as an input argument, how does one define that data structure? In Perl, it's just a hash, am I supposed to populate the keys of the hash by reading the matching C structure in slurm.h? Or do I only need to populate the keys that I care to provide a value for, and Slurm assigns defaults to the other keys/fields? Thanks,

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