[slurm-users] Weird one - deleting a user

Douglas Jacobsen dmjacobsen at lbl.gov
Tue Jul 27 21:05:48 UTC 2021

Try running `sacctmgr show runawayjobs` (or similar see manual to be sure),
my bet is that the user has a job apparently running according to the
database and this will at least tell you about them.
Doug Jacobsen, Ph.D.
NERSC Senior Computing Engineer
Group Lead, Computational Systems Group
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
dmjacobsen at lbl.gov

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On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM 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
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