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Re: [HTCondor-users] drawbacks of NEGOTIATOR_INFORM_STARTD = False

On 1/30/2014 2:11 AM, Pek Daniel wrote:

Is there any drawback of setting NEGOTIATOR_INFORM_STARTD to False?

One downside is if, for whatever reason, it takes the schedd a while to get around to claiming a startd given to it by the negotiator. E.g. maybe the submit machine is very busy, or maybe the schedd is given a very large number of machines to claim all at once, etc. In this case, you run the risk of the negotiator matching a startd to scheddA, and then matching it again to scheddB in a subsequent negotiation cycle because the startd will stay in Unclaimed state. If NEGOTIATOR_INFORM_STARTD is True (the default), the startd will go to Matched state and thus the negotiator will not give it away again.

Hope the above makes sense,