[slurm-users] sreport outputs invalid values due to corrupted data

Loris Bennett loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Wed Mar 9 13:46:57 UTC 2022

Hi Jean-Christophe,

Jean-Christophe HAESSIG <haessigj at igbmc.fr> writes:

> Hi,
> I recently noticed impossible usage values returned by sreport, my 
> cluster was reportedly used at 100%.
> Upon further investigation, I found about 6000 jobs launched on 
> 2020-08-31 that were 'COMPLETED' but had their CPUTime still increasing, 
> amounting to about 500 days. The root cause for this seems to be a 
> failure of compute nodes that were decommissioned afterwards.
> To troubleshoot, I connected to the accounting database and found that 
> the time_end column of the cluster_job_table table was 0 for these jobs. 
> I replaced it by a meaningful value, which fixed things for sacct but 
> does only have an impact on sreport queries for recent dates.
> It seems that sreport takes its data from *_assoc_usage_*_table and I do 
> not know how it relates to the jobs table. Is there a way to fix the data ?


  scontrol show runawayjobs

If any are found you should be offered the option of fixing them.



Dr. Loris Bennett (Herr/Mr)
ZEDAT, Freie Universität Berlin         Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de

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