[slurm-users] PropagateResourceLimits

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at rutgers.edu
Thu Apr 22 14:55:58 UTC 2021

My recollection is that this parameter is talking about “ulimit” parameters, and doesn’t have to do with cgroups. The documentation is not as clear here as it could be, about what this does, the mechanism by which it’s applied (PAM module), etc. 

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> On Apr 22, 2021, at 09:07, Diego Zuccato <diego.zuccato at unibo.it> wrote:
> Hello all.
> I'd need a clarification about PropagateResourceLimits.
> If I set it to NONE, will cgroup still limit the resources a job can use on the worker node(s), actually decoupling limits on the frontend from limits on the worker nodes?
> I've been bitten by the default being ALL, so when I tried to limit to 1GB soft / 4GB hard the memory users can use on the frontend, the jobs began to fail at startup even if they requested 200G (that are available on the worker nodes but not on the frontend)...
> Tks.
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