Sun N1 Grid Engine 6.1 Administration Guide

Pending Jobs Not Being Dispatched

Sometimes a pending job is obviously capable of being run, but the job does not get dispatched. To diagnose the reason, the grid engine system offers a pair of utilities and options, qstat -j job-id and qalter-w v job-id.

This command lists the reasons why a job is not dispatchable in principle. For this purpose, a dry scheduling run is performed. All consumable resources, as well as all slots, are considered to be fully available for this job. Similarly, all load values are ignored because these values vary.