[slurm-users] Slurm version 20.11.5 is now available

Tina Friedrich tina.friedrich at it.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 19 11:19:14 UTC 2021

That's excellent; I've been using the 'auto_tmpdir' plugin for this; 
having that functionality within SLURM will be good.

Have a question though - we have a need to also create a per-job 
/scratch/ (on a shared fast file system) in much the same way.

I don't see a way that the currentl tmpfs plugin can be used to do that, 
as it would seem that it's hard-coded to mount things into /tmp/ (i.e. 
where to mount a file system can not be changed). Or am I misreading this?


On 16/03/2021 22:26, Tim Wickberg wrote:
> One errant backspace snuck into that announcement: the 
> job_container.conf man page (with an 'r') serves as the initial 
> documentation for this new job_container/tmpfs plugin. The link to the 
> HTML version of the man page has been corrected in the text below:
> On 3/16/21 4:16 PM, Tim Wickberg wrote:
>> We are pleased to announce the availability of Slurm version 20.11.5.
>> This includes a number of moderate severity bug fixes, alongside a new 
>> job_container/tmpfs plugin developed by NERSC that can be used to 
>> create per-job filesystem namespaces.
>> Initial documentation for this plugin is available at:
>> https://slurm.schedmd.com/job_container.conf.html
>> Slurm can be downloaded from https://www.schedmd.com/downloads.php .
>> - Tim

Tina Friedrich, Advanced Research Computing Snr HPC Systems Administrator

Research Computing and Support Services
IT Services, University of Oxford
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