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Re: [HTCondor-users] giving priority to a job already queued

On 6/18/2020 5:01 AM, htcondor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi All,

I have a job in the queue that I would really like to run as soon as possible.
Is there an easy way to tell condor to run this particular job next ? (I'm the administrator, not an impatient user.)


I assume that all the slots on your pool are already busy, else this queued job would soon start running....

So I thus assume what you want to do is run this job instead of some other job that is currently running.

Administrators have the power to do this! :) Specifically, users specified in the condor_config with QUEUE_SUPER_USERS have the power... by default user root and user condor are QUEUE_SUPER_USERS.

The solution is to use the condor_now tool. On your submit host (where the schedd runs), su to root (or to any other QUEUE_SUPER_USER), and then run condor_now with the job_id of the important job you want to run now, and the job_id you want to vacate and give the resources to your important job. Do "man condor_now" for details, or see

Hope this helps,