[slurm-users] Decreasing time limit of running jobs (notification)

Jason Simms jsimms1 at swarthmore.edu
Thu Jul 6 16:04:34 UTC 2023

No, not a bug, I would say. When the time limit is reached, that's it, job
dies. I wouldn't be aware of a way to manage that. Once the time limit is
reached, it wouldn't be a hard limit if you then had to notify the user and
then... what? How long would you give them to extend the time? Wouldn't be
much of a limit if a job can be extended, plus that would throw off the
scheduler/estimator. I'd chalk it up to an unfortunate typo.


On Thu, Jul 6, 2023 at 11:54 AM Amjad Syed <amjadcsu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello
> We were trying to increase the time limit of a slurm running job
> scontrol update job=<jobid> TimeLimit=16-00:00:00
> But we accidentally got it to 16 hours
> scontrol update job=<jobid> TimeLimit=16:00:00
> This actually timeout and killed the running job and did not give any
> notification
> Is this a bug, should not the user be warned that this job will be
> killled ?
> Amjad

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