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Remove dependency on legacy library libnsl.so.1

Most recent Linux' OS' do not provide an easy way to create a dynamic support for libnsl.so.1 any longer and instead they link to libnsl.so.2* due to libnsl.so being symbolically linked to libnsl.so.2*. The library libnsl.so.2 de-contented several...
about 2 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Customize date output format for bjobs, bacct, bhist commands

Current output for date format is Apr 17 03:06:23. Customer prefers this date format: 2022 04/17/2022 03:06:23
2 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Future consideration

Move away from having to set job_end_logged on every gridjobs and gridpend poller runs

The setting of job_end_logged to 0 every polling cycle can add as much as 100 seconds to every gridjobs or gridpend run. If instead, the poller were to capture the following SELECT MAX(last_updated) FROM grid_jobs* WHERE clusterid = ? Then, sinc...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration

blusers improvement to show both external and hoarding jobs in one listing

Hi, I didn't find an option in "blusers" command that will give me the full list of jobs that use specific license token. There are two options available, each gives partial picture and the output is in different format. So it takes unnecessary e...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / License Management 0 Future consideration

Reduce the Scheduler impact of a "bmod -sp"

Currently, a bmod is a very expensive activity in LSF, but running a bmod to simply change a jobs priority, should be a low impact changes. What we would request is to have the bmod that simply does an '-sp' to be handled in a way that has the lea...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Future consideration

Enable the Scheduler Debug to Run Continually and Provide JSON Output via 'badmin' Standard Output

Currently the Scheduler debug must be written to a file, and the scheduler debug information is not easily accessible through the management CLI. What would be better would be to have an MBD parameter to enable all the time as is done with 'badmin...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Provide "bkill -C 'some comment' jobid" Comment Message in RTM's grid_jobs and grid_jobs_finished tables

We will be doing automated killing of workload in 2022, and now that LSF provides the 'bkill -C' option, we would like that Kill message to be stored in RTM for auditing the reasons why jobs were killed by automation.
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration

Add Additional Metrics to 'badmin perfmon view'

We have a high propensity to perform the following commands: brun bmod brequeue bswitch bkill It would be good if LSF would keep track of the number of successful attempts to run those various commands as is more generally done within the 'badmi...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Based upon the data collected from the 'gridperf' binary, keep a table of events type type 'mbdreconfig' & 'mbdrestart' and present in RTM

This is important as we don't often time capture a restart or a reconfig, it could even be as a result of a binary that is segfaulting and being restarted by LIM. It would be nice to be able to track these similar to the table below: MariaDB [cac...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration

RTM's gridparams binary misses many 'bparams -l -a' options

It's important for cross cluster auditing that the RTM system includes all 'bparams -l -a' output. Today, there are several of these options that are not captured making the auditing of cluster configuration via RTM incomplete. Having written the...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration