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Re: [HTCondor-users] Remove mistyped Request...?

You can use condor_qedit with a -constraint argument to edit more than one job at a time.   Keep in mind that since  it is a DAG that is submitting the jobs, more jobs may show up in the queue later.   So you will probably want to fix the DAG submit file before qediting the jobs have already been submitted.


From: Steffen Grunewald <steffen.grunewald@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2021 2:56 AM
To: John M Knoeller via HTCondor-users <htcondor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: John M Knoeller <johnkn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [HTCondor-users] Remove mistyped Request...?
On Thu, 2021-04-22 at 14:35:51 +0000, John M Knoeller via HTCondor-users wrote:
> Steffen, condor_qedit will not automatically fix the Requirements _expression_ when you change the RequestGPUs to a RequestCPUs.  You have to use qedit to edit the requirements as well.
> For complex changes like requirements, it's best to put the changes into a file and then use  the -edits option of condor_qedit.
> There are two ways to go about this.  One way would be to fix your submit file and then use
> condor_submit -dump
> to have it spit out the correct job classad.  Grab the Requirements line and put it in a file.
> The other way is to use
>    condor_q  x.y -af:lrng  Requirements RequestGPUs > file
> To make a file from job x.y and then edit the file.
> Once you have your file of changes use
>   condor_qedit x.y -edits file
> to make the changes.

Thanks John for the instructions - which would have to be applied on a per-job basis, I presume?
Or would the same selection means apply that could be used with condor_q in other situations?
(We've been talking of 100+ DAG jobs that got submitted with the wrong requirements - removing
and resubmitting, after fixing the job generator, was probably the fastest option.)

- S