[slurm-users] slurm_update error: Invalid node state specified

Paul H. Hargrove phhargrove at lbl.gov
Tue Oct 11 16:22:57 UTC 2022

I think Rob is "on the right track" here.  Specifically, I don't think the
error message means that "RESUME" is unrecognized as the name of a state.
Rather the message means that a state transition from "INVAL" to "RESUME"
is invalid.  I can reproduce that message by trying to "RESUME" an "IDLE"
node, but "RESUME" works fine for node which has been revently rebooted.


On Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 8:14 AM Groner, Rob <rug262 at psu.edu> wrote:

> Have you checked the logs for slurmd and slurmctld?  I seem to recall that
> the "invalid" state for a node meant that there was some discrepancy
> between what the node says or thinks it has (slurmd -C) and what the
> slurm.conf says it has.  While there is that discrepancy and the node is
> invalid, you can't just tell it to resume.
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> Dear all,
> I am stuck with scontrol not recognizing the state keywords. I wonder if
> someone can point me to the possible cause of the error.  I
> restarted slurmd a few times, and it didn't help.
> [sushil at fucose ~]$ sinfo
> LocalQ*      up   infinite      1  inval fucose
> [sushil at fucose ~]$ sinfo -R
> REASON               USER      TIMESTAMP           NODELIST
> cg                   sushil    2022-10-10T18:11:27 fucose
> [sushil at fucose ~]$ sudo scontrol update NodeName=fucose state=RESUME
> [sudo] password for sushil:
> slurm_update error: Invalid node state specified
> [sushil at fucose ~]$ squeue
>              JOBID PARTITION     NAME     USER ST       TIME  NODES
> Best,
> Sushil

Paul H. Hargrove <PHHargrove at lbl.gov>
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Computer Languages & Systems Software (CLaSS) Group
Computer Science Department
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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