[slurm-users] Partition not allowing subaccount use

Groner, Rob rug262 at psu.edu
Tue Jul 25 12:42:19 UTC 2023

Ahhh, I bet that's it then.  We're still on 22.05, though we're going to 23.02 soon.  Thanks, I'll try this again on a test system with 23.02 on it.


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Which version of slurm do you use? The sub-account is supported since
version  23.02

On 24/07/2023 23:26, Groner, Rob wrote:
> I've setup a partition THING with AllowAccounts=stuff.  I then use
> sacctmgr to create the stuff account and a mystuff account whose parent
> is stuff.  My understanding is that this would make mystuff a subaccount
> of stuff.
> The description for specifying allowaccount in a partition definition in
> slurm.conf says:
> Comma-separated list of accounts which may execute jobs in the
> partition. The default value is "ALL". This list is also hierarchical,
> meaning subaccounts are included automatically.
> However, when I try to submit a job using --account=mystuff, then it
> gets rejected and the reason in the slurmctld.log is because "Job's
> account not permitted to use this partition (THING allows stuff not
> mystuff)".
> Am I not understanding what constitutes a subaccount?  When I "sacctmgr
> show assoc tree", then I see that mystuff is under stuff.
> Or am I misreading the documentation that says that subaccounts are
> included in who is allowed to use the partition?
> Thanks,
> Rob

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