COW Reservations Manager
The COW Reservations Manager allows users to reserve partitions, for use
now or later. Reservations can be scheduled to expire at a certain time,
or they can extend indefinitely. The Reservations Manager calls the
Partition Manager to create and delete the partition at the appropriate times.
If desired, one can allow other users access to a partition, and/or allow
the Job Scheduler to run jobs on it.
You should add "/p/cow/bin" to your path to use these commands.
Reserves a partition.
Creserve has the following options:
- -nodes num
- reserve num nodes.
Currently, nodes must be reserved in multiples of 4.
- -range first-last
- reserve a specific range of nodes.
creserve requires either -nodes or -range.
- -at time
- Start the reservation at specified time.
If -at option is omitted, reservation starts now.
If the time contains embedded quotes, it must
be enclosed in quotes, for example:
-at "Sept 4 12:30pm" See the -after option
in the jsub.1 man page for more info.
- -until time
- The reservation ends at specified time.
- -indef (-indefinite)
- Reservation has no end time.
- -part name
- Name the partition. Default is user's name.
- Do not create a partition for this reservation.
- -mode sched
- Job scheduler may run jobs on this partition.
- -mode nosched
- Job scheduler may not run jobs on this partition
- -permit mod
- permissions mode, a la chmod, for partition.
default is 0754, i.e. rwxr-xr--.
- -group gid
- group number for the partition's permissions.
- -standing daylist
- standing reservation, i.e. a reservation
for certain hours on certain days of the week.
daylist is a string comprising the letters MTWRF
(upper or lower case) or the digits 0123456,
or ranges of these, using the minus sign.
0 is Sunday, 6 is Saturday. S is not allowed.
See -daily, -weekday, -weekend, and -weekly for
For each standing reservation, a regular future
reservation is created a few days before each
reserved period. See "cstat reserved" below.
This allows you to free, say, tomorrow's
reserved time without relinquishing your standing
reservation for the next day.
- equivalent to "-standing M-F" or "-standing MTWRF"
- equivalent to "-standing 06"
- Equivalent to "-standing 0-6" or "-standing 0123456"
- Equivalent to "-standing N" where N is the day
of the time on the -at argument. For example,
if it is now 15:00 Monday, and I reserve:
creserve -at 8:00 -until "Wed 17:30" -weekly ...
I will get a standing reservation for every Tuesday
morning through Wednesday afternoon.
% creserve -nodes 4 -until 12:00 -part p4
Reservation #2, has 4 nodes (36-39), from now until Aug 9 12:00.
% creserve -nodes 16 -at 11:00 -until 13:00
Reservation #4, has 16 nodes (16-31), from Aug 9 11:00 until Aug 9 13:00.
% creserve -range 0-15 -at 13:00 -indef
Reservation #7, has 16 nodes (0-15), from Aug 9 13:00 on indefinitely.
% creserve -nodes 8 -mode sched -part p8a -group 7 -permit 0777 -until 0:00
Reservation #2, has 8 nodes (24-31), from now until Aug 30 00:00.
Cstat shows running (sched) partitions, and current, future, and standing
It obeys the following options:
- List running partitions
- List currently free nodes.
- List current reservations
- List future reservations
- List standing reservations
If none of the above options are specified,
all are assumed.
- select only reservations on which the user has
all specified permissions. r=read, w=write,
- Omit the header lines
- Specify a user by name.
- Specify a user by number.
- Use a modified output format. Numbers are padded
% cstat res
Running scheduled partitions:
PART BPROC NPROC
p20 20 4
public 32 4
# PART PROCS NP USER GROUP PRM MODE UNTIL
4 p16 16-19 4 glen glen 754 nosched Apr 21 17:00
2 p20 20-23 4 glen staff 775 sched Apr 22 00:00
1 public 32-35 4 glen glen 766 sched Indefinite
Currently Free Nodes: 0 - 15, 24 - 31
# PART PROCS NP USER GROUP PRM MODE FROM UNTIL
5 gweekend 4- 7 4 glen glen 754 nosched Apr 22 08:00 Apr 22 18:00
6 gweekend 4- 7 4 glen glen 754 nosched Apr 23 08:00 Apr 23 18:00
# PART/DAYS PROCS NP USER GROUP PRM MODE FROM UNTIL
4 gweekend 4- 7 4 glen glen 754 nosched Apr 29 08:00 Apr 29 18:00
The "06 (SS)" under the partition name means that this is a standing reservation
for Sundays and Saturdays (days 0 and 6). It was created with:
creserve -nodes 4 -at 8:00 -until 18:00 -weekend -part gweekend
the future reservations that were created from the standing reservation.
The dates shown on the standing reservation will be the dates shown on the
next future reservation created for it. If I want to relinquish my
reservation for this weekend only, I can cfree 5; cfree 6; and keep my
standing reservation for subsequent weekends.
Show current and future free nodes
% cstat free
Free nodes (Entries below may overlap):
PROCS NPROC FROM UNTIL
0- 15 16 Now Indefinite
24- 31 8 Now Oct 22 11:00
0- 19 20 Oct 21 17:00 Oct 22 11:00
0- 31 32 Oct 22 00:00 Oct 22 11:00
0- 31 32 Oct 22 13:00 Indefinite
Reports the status of the nodes, and their exec daemons.
The exec daemon does not run on nodes that are reserved in nosched mode.
% cstat up
PROCS NP PROC STATUS EXEC DAEMON STATUS
cowe00-01 2 Reserved nosched (Not pinged) --
cowe02-10 9 Up Up
cowe11-11 1 Down (Ping failed) --
cowe12-12 1 Up Down (Ping failed)
cowe16-19 4 Reserved nosched (Not pinged) --
cowe20-35 16 Up Up
Deletes a reservation(current, future, or standing).
Must be owner or operator.
% cfree 1
Reservation #1 deleted.
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