[gridengine users] Start jobs on exec host in sequential order

Christopher Heiny cheiny at synaptics.com
Thu Jul 26 06:45:29 UTC 2018

On Thu, 2018-07-26 at 14:01 +1000, Derrick Lin wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am working on a prolog script which setup xfs quota on disk space
> per job basis.
> For setting up xfs quota in sub directory, I need to provide project
> ID.
> Here is how I did for generating project ID:
> XFS_PROJID_CF="/tmp/xfs_projid_counter"
> echo $JOB_ID >> $XFS_PROJID_CF
> xfs_projid=$(wc -l < $XFS_PROJID_CF)
> My test shows, when there are multiple jobs start on the same exec
> host at the same time, the prolog script is executed almost the same
> time, results multiple jobs share the same xfs_projid, which is no
> good.
> I am wondering if I can configure the scheduler to start the jobs in
> a sequential way (probably has a interval in between).

Hi Derrick,

Assuming you're using Bash (based on your snippets above), it's
probably better to use flock to lock/unlock your project id counter
file and ensure exclusive access.  There's some basic examples in the
man page, and a Gist with very useful functions here:



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