[slurm-users] limit the queued jobs

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk
Mon Jul 11 05:34:14 UTC 2022

Hi Purvesh,

On 7/11/22 03:37, Purvesh Parmar wrote:
> I want to limit the queued jobs per user to 5 which means, system should 
> not allow more than 5 jobs per user to remain in queue (not running and 
> waiting for resources) and only 4 jobs to run at any given time. To 
> summarize, I want to implement a policy of 4 jobs per user in the running 
> state and 5 jobs per user in the queue at any given time.
> I have achieved implementation of the limit of running jobs to 4 by 
> sacctmger  set MaxJobs=4. This works..But, could not find any 
> parameter which takes care of only queued jobs limit. How to do this?

Probably you want to use the MaxJobsAccrue limit, see the sacctmgr manual 


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