[slurm-users] limit the queued jobs

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk
Mon Jul 11 07:13:51 UTC 2022

On 7/11/22 07:55, Purvesh Parmar wrote:
> Hi,
> Thank you for the response. However, MaxJobsAccrue only limits to 
> assigning priorities to jobs i.e. Maximum number of pending jobs able to 
> accrue age priority at any given time. But it does not stop/ allow  user 
> from submitting further jobs.

I see.  Then you probably want to use the MaxSubmitJobs limit in stead.

See also my Wiki page:


> On Mon, 11 Jul 2022 at 11:07, Ole Holm Nielsen <Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk 
> <mailto:Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk>> wrote:
>     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
>     page.

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