[slurm-users] Weird one - deleting a user

Carlos Fenoy minibit at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 20:59:21 UTC 2021


You can cleanup those jobs with sacctmgr.

sacctmgr show RunawayJobs

This will list the runaway jobs, and if any will ask if you want to fix


On Tue, 27 Jul 2021 at 22:49, Bill Wichser <bill at princeton.edu> wrote:

> [root at della5 bill]# sacctmgr -i delete user mable
>   Error with request: Job(s) active, cancel job(s) before remove
>    JobID = 602995     C = tukey      A = politics   U = mable
> Yup, when a user has an active job they cannot be deleted from the
> database.  The thing is, this cluster tukey has been offline for maybe 5
> years now. Probably more.
> I don't want to lose the old records in the database.  Is there a way to
> say,
> Hey, that job you believe is still running on tukey, well it doesn't
> exist anymore so please close this job
> ?
> I haven't figured out a way to do this outside the database so suspect
> that only DB manipulation is the only answer.
> Thanks,
> Bill
> --
Carles Fenoy
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