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Re: [HTCondor-users] Removing nodes from pool?

Hi Steffen,

have a look at condor_advertise. The docs mention precisely your desired functionality:


> Am 11.07.2017 um 09:35 schrieb Steffen Grunewald <Steffen.Grunewald@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> Good morning,
> our 400+ node HTCondor pool currently sees a lot of OOM conditions.
> Apparently, the memory in use as detected by the starter is way below the
> actual memory consumption by the jobs - I'm constantly running out
> of swap, and in a number of cases cannot connect to the nodes any longer.
> At some point, the jobs will fail on their own, and enter Hold state
> (because there's no node matching the last memory footprint) - and the
> node will be freed up for yet another greedy job.
> I have no means to set START=False in between, thus I cannot guarantee
> the node didn't suffer from damage to the OS itself. (Setting START
> would require remote access to run condor_reconfig, which fails.)
> Is there a way to remove a node from the pool from the side of the
> master node? Most HPC schedulers have it, but for HTCondor I cannot
> find such a feature - condor_drain is close but still wants to talk
> to the node (and apparently isn't graceful enough).
> There must be a way to exclude rogue nodes from a pool. Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Steffen
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