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[Condor-users] Avoid failing nodes? (automatically?)

Good morning,

every now and then, in a pool that's quite old, I see disk problems 
resulting in filesystems remounted read-only. 
Such a node will happily accept Condor jobs, fail running them, and
be re-negotiated for another one (from the same user, due to still active
This is like a black hole, eating all jobs in no time.
Is there a way to avoid such a situation (except monitoring all the nodes
continuously, which may be impossible locally - when a monitor script
cannot run anymore because of the disk failure - and would impose extra
network load if done remotely)? Limit the rate of jobs being negotiated
to an individual node? A "learning" process on the negotiator side which
"sees" that this node doesn't produce successful job terminations anymore?


Steffen Grunewald * MPI Grav.Phys.(AEI) * Am Mühlenberg 1, D-14476 Potsdam
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