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Status Future consideration
Workspace Spectrum LSF
Components Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 28, 2023

Allow to set/modify the same option in multiple esubs

Currently a specific option can only be set or modified once through an esub, even if multiple esub's are run. If an option is set a second time, the error message

    ... Conflict parameter <PARAMETER_NAME> - Ignored.

appears. There are at least two general use cases, where IMHO it makes sense to set an option to a value and overwrite it later with a different value (`bsub -a NAME ...`):

  * Test alternative values w/o having to modifiy the productive main esub
  * Set a default value for all jobs and overwrite it later with application specific values

More generally: It doesn't harm to allow to overwrite settings later, while it is hindering, if that is not possible

Needed By Quarter
  • Admin
    Bill McMillan
    Aug 8, 2023

    The capability that you describe was discussed at a user group meeting a few years ago, and the consensus from the attendees was that they did not wish the current behaviour changed as many of them had esubs that enforced mandatory settings and did not want other esubs overwriting them.

    Adding a configuration file to define which could and could not be overridden could become extremely cumbersome very quickly.

    As such, this is not something that would be prioritized in the current roadmap.

    We will leave the idea open and reconsider it in the future based on input/voting from other interested parties.