[slurm-users] Slurm version 20.11.5 is now available

Paul Edmon pedmon at cfa.harvard.edu
Fri Mar 19 13:25:52 UTC 2021

I was about to ask this as well as we use /scratch as our tmp space not 
/tmp.  I haven't kicked the tires on this to know how it works but after 
I take a look at it I will probably file a feature request to make the 
name of the tmp dir flexible.

-Paul Edmon-

On 3/19/2021 7:19 AM, Tina Friedrich wrote:
> 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?
> Tina
> 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

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