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Re: [Condor-users] Why is JobPrio limited to [-20:20]?

Keith is exactly right about why it's always been the range it has -- but Ian is right to question whether that makes sense. It doesn't.

As it happens, it's already on my plate to extend the queue priority range to any integer value, for other reasons. I can't promise a date (it probably won't happen before Condor Week), but I'll do my best to fit it in soon...



On Mar 2, 2005, at 6:45 PM, Keith Keller wrote:

On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 07:30:04PM -0500, Ian Chesal wrote:
Is there a technical reason for this limitation on user-assigned job
priorities? If not, I'd like to request that the range be expanded to
something like [-100:100]? The broader the range, the better. So
[-int:int] would be really great.

-20:19 is a very typical job priority on linux/unix systems, so perhaps Condor uses -20:20 to be similar: a sysadmin familiar with nice-ing a job will be comfortable with Condor's JobPrio parameters.


Keith Keller
UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering

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