[slurm-users] Rate-limiting sbatch and srun

gphipps gphipps at uw.edu
Mon Jul 18 22:45:56 UTC 2022

Everyone so often one of our users accidentally writes a “fork-bomb” that submits thousands of sbatch and srun requests per second. It is a giant DDOS attack on our scheduler. Is there a way of rate limiting these requests before they reach the daemon? I could imagine writing a shim in front of sbatch/srun, but I was hoping there was an official way to do this

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