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

Sushil Mishra sushilbioinfo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 18:26:04 UTC 2022

Thanks so much! Indeed it was a mismatch between the actual and slurmd.conf
SocketsPerBoard value.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 11:25 AM Paul H. Hargrove <phhargrove at lbl.gov>

> 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.
> -Paul
> 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
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