Between 8.6 and 8.8, the default value of the IS_OWNER configuration knob changed from
IS_OWNER=(START =?= False)
IS_OWNER = false
For several years now, most users of HTCondor now have dedicated pools of execute nodes, so in 8.8, the default
configuration for a Startd is to always run jobs, and to assume that there are no users running jobs on the machine
that are not under the HTCondor Startd.
If you want the old policy, were Execute machines are assumed to be owned by users and HTCondor is only using
spare cycles, then you should add this to your configuration
Use POLICY : Desktop
For similar reasons, the LoadAv column of condor_status in 8.8 shows the load average attributable to HTCondor
and jobs under HTCondor rather than the load average of the machine as a whole.
if you run condor_status -long LoadAvg I think you will see that the overall load average is still reported to the collector
it just doesnât appear in the default condor_status output
From: HTCondor-users <htcondor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Behalf Of Nicola Caon
a few weeks ago I've upgraded HTCondor to v8.8.1 on all machines in our pool (mainly consisting of regular users' Linux desktops).
Surprisingly, after the upgrade all machines appeared with State either Claimed or Unclaimed, none with Owner. After reverting back to the previous installed version (8.6.12), and investigating the problem, it seems to me that the new HTCondor version is not returning the correct value of LoadAv (indeed it is always 0.0 except for Claimed machines).
In the example below, "rusia" is a Fedora 26 machine, with HTCondor v8.8.1 (installed from the tarballs). It is currently running several programs which keep the overall CPU usage above 60% or so. This is how its status appears from another Linux box, using v8.16.12 and v8.8.1.
ncaon@venezia> /usr/pkg/condor/condor-8.6.12-x86_64_RedHat7-stripped/bin/condor_status rusia
ncaon@venezia> /usr/pkg/condor/condor-8.8.1-x86_64_RedHat7-stripped/bin/condor_status rusia
The LoadAv from v8.6.12 is indeed consistent with the value printed by the uptime command. Has anything changed in the latest (stable) releases with respect to how the LoadAv values are obtained and how the State of the machine is determined? (Version 8.8.2 shows the same behavior as v8.8.1)