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[HTCondor-users] Removing / disabling GPUs without stopping jobs


In a partitionable slot, is there any way to disable a given GPU without restarting the startd, or in any case to prevent it from being assigned to new jobs? In short, what `OFFLINE_MACHINE_RESOURCE_<name>` already does, just without restarting the startd (i.e. without stopping already running jobs).

We have some nodes with multiple GPUs, and from time to time one of the GPUs crashes and ends up in some unstable state. The node then becomes a "black hole" because it keeps accepting jobs that then just crash.

We can already detect it, but fixing it usually requires a reboot (trying to reset the card doesn't always do the trick, we already tried).

What we ideally would want is to prevent the non-working card from being assigned to new jobs until we can find the right spot to reboot the node, because some jobs need a long time to run, and we want to make it as little intrusive as possible.

With static slots it would be easy to just set START to false in the slot, but would it be possible to do something equivalent with dynamic slots?

I fear the system will be very confused if we make the START expression conditional on the assigned GPU...



Dr. Joan Josep Piles-Contreras
ZWE Scientific Computing
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
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