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RE: [Condor-users] counting licenses
- Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 12:55:18 -0400
- From: "Andrea Olgiati" <Andrea.Olgiati@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [Condor-users] counting licenses
Miron Livny wrote:
> The challenge with flexlm is that Condor can not guarantee
> that a license that is available NOW, will be there when the
> job scheduled by Condor will ask for it. How does your job
> react when it fails to get a license?
It's a third-party tool, and it fortunately has a busy-waiting option
(ie you can tell it via a command line switch to spin until a licence
becomes available). Of course this means that Condor sees the machine as
busy, and large amounts of RAM get consumed needlessly.