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Re: [Condor-users] Suspension by another condor job

On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 05:05:27PM +0100, Bob Cregan wrote:
> Hi
>        Is it possible, even in principle, to have a job suspended by 
> another condor job?
> As I understand when a job is suspended the clam is still valid and, as 
> condor will only let one one job on a resource at any time, another job 
> cannot be run by condor.
> The context is we have a few users who run very long jobs and we would 
> like to have their jobs suspended for a bit to let little job through. 
> Checkpointing is not on since we run the vanilla universe and preemption 
> is annoying for such long jobs.
> The software is condor-6.6.10 running the vanilla universe on SuSE 9.3.

Yes. You'll have to upgrade to Condor 6.7, but you can use multiple VMs,
one for short running jobs and one for long running jobs, and have the long
running job VM suspend automatically when a short-running job begins to