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Manual Reference Pages  -  SQUEUE (1)

NAME

squeue - view information about jobs located in the Slurm scheduling queue.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

squeue [OPTIONS...]

DESCRIPTION

squeue is used to view job and job step information for jobs managed by Slurm.

OPTIONS

-A <account_list>, --account=<account_list>
  Specify the accounts of the jobs to view. Accepts a comma separated list of account names. This has no effect when listing job steps.

-a, --all Display information about jobs and job steps in all partitions. This causes information to be displayed about partitions that are configured as hidden and partitions that are unavailable to user’s group.

-r, --array
  Display one job array element per line. Without this option, the display will be optimized for use with job arrays (pending job array elements will be combined on one line of output with the array index values printed using a regular expression).

-h, --noheader
  Do not print a header on the output.

--help Print a help message describing all options squeue.

--hide Do not display information about jobs and job steps in all partitions. By default, information about partitions that are configured as hidden or are not available to the user’s group will not be displayed (i.e. this is the default behavior).

-i <seconds>, --iterate=<seconds>
  Repeatedly gather and report the requested information at the interval specified (in seconds). By default, prints a time stamp with the header.

-j <job_id_list>, --jobs=<job_id_list>
  Requests a comma separated list of job IDs to display. Defaults to all jobs. The --jobs=<job_id_list> option may be used in conjunction with the --steps option to print step information about specific jobs. Note: If a list of job IDs is provided, the jobs are displayed even if they are on hidden partitions. Since this option’s argument is optional, for proper parsing the single letter option must be followed immediately with the value and not include a space between them. For example "-j1008" and not "-j 1008". The job ID format is "job_id[_array_id]". Performance of the command can be measurably improved for systems with large numbers of jobs when a single job ID is specified. By default, this field size will be limited to 64 bytes. Use the environment variable SLURM_BITSTR_LEN to specify larger field sizes.

-l, --long Report more of the available information for the selected jobs or job steps, subject to any constraints specified.

-L, --licenses=<license_list>
  Request jobs requesting or using one or more of the named licenses. The license list consists of a comma separated list of license names.

-M, --clusters=<string>
  Clusters to issue commands to. Multiple cluster names may be comma separated. A value of of ’all’ will query to run on all clusters.

-n, --name=<name_list>
  Request jobs or job steps having one of the specified names. The list consists of a comma separated list of job names.

--noconvert
  Don’t convert units from their original type (e.g. 2048M won’t be converted to 2G).

-o <output_format>, --format=<output_format>
  Specify the information to be displayed, its size and position (right or left justified). Also see the -O <output_format>, --Format=<output_format> option described below (which supports less flexibility in formatting, but supports access to all fields). The default formats with various options are

default "%.18i %.9P %.8j %.8u %.2t %.10M %.6D %R"
-l, --long "%.18i %.9P %.8j %.8u %.8T %.10M %.9l %.6D %R"
-s, --steps "%.15i %.8j %.9P %.8u %.9M %N"

The format of each field is "%[[.]size]type".
size is the minimum field size. If no size is specified, whatever is needed to print the information will be used.
. indicates the output should be right justified and size must be specified. By default, output is left justified.

Note that many of these type specifications are valid only for jobs while others are valid only for job steps. Valid type specifications include:

%all Print all fields available for this data type with a vertical bar separating each field.
%a Account associated with the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%A Number of tasks created by a job step. This reports the value of the srun --ntasks option. (Valid for job steps only)
%A Job id. This will have a unique value for each element of job arrays. (Valid for jobs only)
%b Generic resources (gres) required by the job or step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%B Executing (batch) host. For an allocated session, this is the host on which the session is executing (i.e. the node from which the the srun or the salloc command was executed). For a batch job, this is the node executing the batch script. In the case of a typical Linux cluster, this would be the compute node zero of the allocation. In the case of a BlueGene or a Cray system, this would be the front-end host whose slurmd daemon executes the job script.
%c Minimum number of CPUs (processors) per node requested by the job. This reports the value of the srun --mincpus option with a default value of zero. (Valid for jobs only)
%C Number of CPUs (processors) requested by the job or allocated to it if already running. As a job is completing this number will reflect the current number of CPUs allocated. (Valid for jobs only)
%d Minimum size of temporary disk space (in MB) requested by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%D Number of nodes allocated to the job or the minimum number of nodes required by a pending job. The actual number of nodes allocated to a pending job may exceed this number if the job specified a node range count (e.g. minimum and maximum node counts) or the the job specifies a processor count instead of a node count and the cluster contains nodes with varying processor counts. As a job is completing this number will reflect the current number of nodes allocated. (Valid for jobs only)
%e Time at which the job ended or is expected to end (based upon its time limit). (Valid for jobs only)
%E Job dependencies remaining. This job will not begin execution until these dependent jobs complete. In the case of a job that can not run due to job dependencies never being satisfied, the full original job dependency specification will be reported. A value of NULL implies this job has no dependencies. (Valid for jobs only)
%f Features required by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%F Job array’s job ID. This is the base job ID. For non-array jobs, this is the job ID. (Valid for jobs only)
%g Group name of the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%G Group ID of the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%h Can the resources allocated to the job be shared with other jobs. The resources to be shared can be nodes, sockets, cores, or hyperthreads depending upon configuration. The value will be "yes" if the job was submitted with the shared option or the partition is configured with Shared=Force, "no" if the job requires exclusive node access, and "unknwn" otherwise (typically allocated dedicated CPUs). (Valid for jobs only)
%H Number of sockets per node requested by the job. This reports the value of the srun --sockets-per-node option. When --sockets-per-node has not been set, "*" is displayed. (Valid for jobs only)
%i Job or job step id. In the case of job arrays, the job ID format will be of the form "<base_job_id>_<index>". By default, the job array index field size will be limited to 64 bytes. Use the environment variable SLURM_BITSTR_LEN to specify larger field sizes. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%I Number of cores per socket requested by the job. This reports the value of the srun --cores-per-socket option. When --cores-per-socket has not been set, "*" is displayed. (Valid for jobs only)
%j Job or job step name. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%J Number of threads per core requested by the job. This reports the value of the srun --threads-per-core option. When --threads-per-core has not been set, "*" is displayed. (Valid for jobs only)
%k Comment associated with the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%K Job array index. By default, this field size will be limited to 64 bytes. Use the environment variable SLURM_BITSTR_LEN to specify larger field sizes. (Valid for jobs only)
%l Time limit of the job or job step in days-hours:minutes:seconds. The value may be "NOT_SET" if not yet established or "UNLIMITED" for no limit. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%L Time left for the job to execute in days-hours:minutes:seconds. This value is calculated by subtracting the job’s time used from its time limit. The value may be "NOT_SET" if not yet established or "UNLIMITED" for no limit. (Valid for jobs only)
%m Minimum size of memory (in MB) requested by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%M Time used by the job or job step in days-hours:minutes:seconds. The days and hours are printed only as needed. For job steps this field shows the elapsed time since execution began and thus will be inaccurate for job steps which have been suspended. Clock skew between nodes in the cluster will cause the time to be inaccurate. If the time is obviously wrong (e.g. negative), it displays as "INVALID". (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%n List of node names (or base partitions on BlueGene systems) explicitly requested by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%N List of nodes allocated to the job or job step. In the case of a COMPLETING job, the list of nodes will comprise only those nodes that have not yet been returned to service. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%o The command to be executed.
%O Are contiguous nodes requested by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%p Priority of the job (converted to a floating point number between 0.0 and 1.0). Also see %Q. (Valid for jobs only)
%P Partition of the job or job step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%q Quality of service associated with the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%Q Priority of the job (generally a very large unsigned integer). Also see %p. (Valid for jobs only)
%r The reason a job is in its current state. See the JOB REASON CODES section below for more information. (Valid for jobs only)
%R For pending jobs: the reason a job is waiting for execution is printed within parenthesis. For terminated jobs with failure: an explanation as to why the job failed is printed within parenthesis. For all other job states: the list of allocate nodes. See the JOB REASON CODES section below for more information. (Valid for jobs only)
%s Node selection plugin specific data for a job. Possible data includes: Geometry requirement of resource allocation (X,Y,Z dimensions), Connection type (TORUS, MESH, or NAV == torus else mesh), Permit rotation of geometry (yes or no), Node use (VIRTUAL or COPROCESSOR), etc. (Valid for jobs only)
%S Actual or expected start time of the job or job step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%t Job state, compact form: PD (pending), R (running), CA (cancelled), CF(configuring), CG (completing), CD (completed), F (failed), TO (timeout), NF (node failure) and SE (special exit state). See the JOB STATE CODES section below for more information. (Valid for jobs only)
%T Job state, extended form: PENDING, RUNNING, SUSPENDED, CANCELLED, COMPLETING, COMPLETED, CONFIGURING, FAILED, TIMEOUT, PREEMPTED, NODE_FAIL and SPECIAL_EXIT. See the JOB STATE CODES section below for more information. (Valid for jobs only)
%u User name for a job or job step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%U User ID for a job or job step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
%v Reservation for the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%V The job’s submission time.
%w Workload Characterization Key (wckey). (Valid for jobs only)
%W Licenses reserved for the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%x List of node names explicitly excluded by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
%X Count of cores reserved on each node for system use (core specialization). (Valid for jobs only)
%y Nice value (adjustment to a job’s scheduling priority). (Valid for jobs only)
%Y For pending jobs, a list of the nodes expected to be used when the job is started.
%z Number of requested sockets, cores, and threads (S:C:T) per node for the job. When (S:C:T) has not been set, "*" is displayed. (Valid for jobs only)
%Z The job’s working directory.

-O <output_format>, --Format=<output_format>
  Specify the information to be displayed. Also see the -o <output_format>, --format=<output_format> option described below (which supports greater flexibility in formatting, but does not support access to all fields because we ran out of letters). Requests a comma separated list of job information to be displayed.

The format of each field is "type[:[.]size]"
size is the minimum field size. If no size is specified, 20 characters will be allocated to print the information.
. indicates the output should be right justified and size must be specified. By default, output is left justified.

Note that many of these type specifications are valid only for jobs while others are valid only for job steps. Valid type specifications include:

account
  Print the account associated with the job. (Valid for jobs only)
allocnodes
  Print the nodes allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
allocsid
  Print the session ID used to submit the job. (Valid for jobs only)
arrayjobid
  Prints the job ID of the job array. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
arraytaskid
  Prints the task ID of the job array. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
associd
  Prints the id of the job association. (Valid for jobs only)
batchflag
  Prints whether the batch flag has been set. (Valid for jobs only)
batchhost
  Executing (batch) host. For an allocated session, this is the host on which the session is executing (i.e. the node from which the the srun or the salloc command was executed). For a batch job, this is the node executing the batch script. In the case of a typical Linux cluster, this would be the compute node zero of the allocation. In the case of a BlueGene or a Cray/ALPS system, this would be the front-end host whose slurmd daemon executes the job script. (Valid for jobs only)
boardspernode
  Prints the number of boards per node allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
burstbuffer
  Burst Buffer specification (Valid for jobs only)
chptdir
  Prints the directory where the job checkpoint will be written to. (Valid for job steps only)
chptinter
  Prints the time interval of the checkpoint. (Valid for job steps only)
command
  The command to be executed. (Valid for jobs only)
comment
  Comment associated with the job. (Valid for jobs only)
contiguous
  Are contiguous nodes requested by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
cores Number of cores per socket requested by the job. This reports the value of the srun --cores-per-socket option. When --cores-per-socket has not been set, "*" is displayed. (Valid for jobs only)
corespec
  Count of cores reserved on each node for system use (core specialization). (Valid for jobs only)
cpufreq
  Prints the frequency of the allocated CPUs. (Valid for job steps only)
cpuspertask
  Prints the number of CPUs per tasks allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
dependency
  Job dependencies remaining. This job will not begin execution until these dependent jobs complete. In the case of a job that can not run due to job dependencies never being satisfied, the full original job dependency specification will be reported. A value of NULL implies this job has no dependencies. (Valid for jobs only)
derivedec
  Derived exit code for the job, which is the highest exit code of any job step. (Valid for jobs only)
eligiletime
  Time the job is eligible for running. (Valid for jobs only)
endtime
  The time of job termination, actual or expected. (Valid for jobs only)
exit_code
  The exit code for the job. (Valid for jobs only)
feature
  Features required by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
gres Generic resources (gres) required by the job or step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
groupid
  Group ID of the job. (Valid for jobs only)
groupname
  Group name of the job. (Valid for jobs only)
jobarrayid
  Job array’s job ID. This is the base job ID. For non-array jobs, this is the job ID. (Valid for jobs only)
jobid Job id. This will have a unique value for each element of job arrays. (Valid for jobs only)
licenses
  Licenses reserved for the job. (Valid for jobs only)
maxcpus
  Prints the max number of CPUs allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
maxnodes
  Prints the max number of nodes allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
minmemory
  Minimum size of memory (in MB) requested by the job. (Valid for jobs only) intime
mintime
  Minimum time limit of the job (Valid for jobs only)
mintmpdisk
  Minimum size of temporary disk space (in MB) requested by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
mincpus
  Minimum number of CPUs (processors) per node requested by the job. This reports the value of the srun --mincpus option with a default value of zero. (Valid for jobs only)
name Job or job step name. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
network
  The network that the job is running on. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
nice Nice value (adjustment to a job’s scheduling priority). (Valid for jobs only)
nodes List of nodes allocated to the job or job step. In the case of a COMPLETING job, the list of nodes will comprise only those nodes that have not yet been returned to service. (Valid job steps only)
nodelist
  List of nodes allocated to the job or job step. In the case of a COMPLETING job, the list of nodes will comprise only those nodes that have not yet been returned to service. (Valid for jobs only)
ntperboard
  The number of tasks per board allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
ntpercore
  The number of tasks per core allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
ntpernode
  The number of task per node allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
ntpersocket
  The number of tasks per socket allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
numcpus
  Number of CPUs (processors) requested by the job or allocated to it if already running. As a job is completing, this number will reflect the current number of CPUs allocated. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
numnodes
  Number of nodes allocated to the job or the minimum number of nodes required by a pending job. The actual number of nodes allocated to a pending job may exceed this number if the job specified a node range count (e.g. minimum and maximum node counts) or the the job specifies a processor count instead of a node count and the cluster contains nodes with varying processor counts. As a job is completing this number will reflect the current number of nodes allocated. (Valid for jobs only)
numtask
  Number of tasks created by a job step. This reports the value of the srun --ntasks option. (Valid for job steps only)
partition
  Partition of the job or job step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
priority
  Priority of the job (converted to a floating point number between 0.0 and 1.0). Also see prioritylong. (Valid for jobs only)
prioritylong
  Priority of the job (generally a very large unsigned integer). Also see priority. (Valid for jobs only)
profile
  Profile of the job. (Valid for jobs only)
preemptime
  The preempt time for the job. (Valid for jobs only)
qos Quality of service associated with the job. (Valid for jobs only)
reason The reason a job is in its current state. See the JOB REASON CODES section below for more information. (Valid for jobs only)
reasonlist
  For pending jobs: the reason a job is waiting for execution is printed within parenthesis. For terminated jobs with failure: an explanation as to why the job failed is printed within parenthesis. For all other job states: the list of allocate nodes. See the JOB REASON CODES section below for more information. (Valid for jobs only)
reboot Indicates if the allocated nodes should be rebooted before starting the job. (Valid on jobs only)
reqnodes
  List of node names (or base partitions on BlueGene systems) explicitly requested by the job. (Valid for jobs only)
reqswitch
  The max number of requested switches by for the job. (Valid for jobs only)
requeue
  Prints whether the job will be requeued on failure. (Valid for jobs only)
reservation
  Reservation for the job. (Valid for jobs only)
resizetime
  The amount of time changed for the job to run. (Valid for jobs only)
restartcnt
  The number of checkpoint restarts for the job. (Valid for jobs only)
resvport
  Reserved ports of the job. (Valid for job steps only)
schednodes
  For pending jobs, a list of the nodes expected to be used when the job is started. (Valid for jobs only)
sct Number of requested sockets, cores, and threads (S:C:T) per node for the job. When (S:C:T) has not been set, "*" is displayed. (Valid for jobs only)
selectjobinfo
  Node selection plugin specific data for a job. Possible data includes: Geometry requirement of resource allocation (X,Y,Z dimensions), Connection type (TORUS, MESH, or NAV == torus else mesh), Permit rotation of geometry (yes or no), Node use (VIRTUAL or COPROCESSOR), etc. (Valid for jobs only)
shared Can the resources allocated to the job be shared with other jobs. Possible values are "no" (job allocated whole node only), "yes" (job can share allocated resources with other jobs), and "unknwn" (not specified by job or configuration, job will normally be allocated dedicated CPUs).

(Valid for jobs only)

sockets
  Number of sockets per node requested by the job. This reports the value of the srun --sockets-per-node option. When --sockets-per-node has not been set, "*" is displayed. (Valid for jobs only)
sperboard
  Number of sockets per board allocated to the job. (Valid for jobs only)
startime
  Actual or expected start time of the job or job step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
state Job state, extended form: PENDING, RUNNING, STOPPED, SUSPENDED, CANCELLED, COMPLETING, COMPLETED, CONFIGURING, FAILED, TIMEOUT, PREEMPTED, NODE_FAIL and SPECIAL_EXIT. See the JOB STATE CODES section below for more information. (Valid for jobs only)
statecompact
  Job state, compact form: PD (pending), R (running), CA (cancelled), CF(configuring), CG (completing), CD (completed), F (failed), TO (timeout), NF (node failure) and SE (special exit state). See the JOB STATE CODES section below for more information. (Valid for jobs only)
stderr The directory for standard error to output to. (Valid for jobs only)
stdin The directory for standard in. (Valid for jobs only)
stdout The directory for standard out to output to. (Valid for jobs only)
stepid Job or job step id. In the case of job arrays, the job ID format will be of the form "<base_job_id>_<index>". (Valid forjob steps only)
stepname
  job step name. (Valid for job steps only)
stepstate
  The state of the job step. (Valid for job steps only)
submittime
  The time that the job was submitted at. (Valid for jobs only)
threads
  Number of threads per core requested by the job. This reports the value of the srun --threads-per-core option. When --threads-per-core has not been set, "*" is displayed. (Valid for jobs only)
timeleft
  Time left for the job to execute in days-hours:minutes:seconds. This value is calculated by subtracting the job’s time used from its time limit. The value may be "NOT_SET" if not yet established or "UNLIMITED" for no limit. (Valid for jobs only)
timelimit
  Timelimit for the job or job step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
timeused
  Time used by the job or job step in days-hours:minutes:seconds. The days and hours are printed only as needed. For job steps this field shows the elapsed time since execution began and thus will be inaccurate for job steps which have been suspended. Clock skew between nodes in the cluster will cause the time to be inaccurate. If the time is obviously wrong (e.g. negative), it displays as "INVALID". (Valid for jobs and job steps)
tres Print the trackable resources allocated to the job.
userid User ID for a job or job step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
username
  User name for a job or job step. (Valid for jobs and job steps)
wait4switch
  The amount of time to wait for the desired number of switches. (Valid for jobs only)
wckey Workload Characterization Key (wckey). (Valid for jobs only)
workdir
  The job’s working directory. (Valid for jobs only)

-p <part_list>, --partition=<part_list>
  Specify the partitions of the jobs or steps to view. Accepts a comma separated list of partition names.

-P, --priority
  For pending jobs submitted to multiple partitions, list the job once per partition. In addition, if jobs are sorted by priority, consider both the partition and job priority. This option can be used to produce a list of pending jobs in the same order considered for scheduling by Slurm with appropriate additional options (e.g. "--sort=-p,i --states=PD").

-q <qos_list>, --qos=<qos_list>
  Specify the qos(s) of the jobs or steps to view. Accepts a comma separated list of qos’s.

-R, --reservation=reservation_name
  Specify the reservation of the jobs to view.

-s, --steps
  Specify the job steps to view. This flag indicates that a comma separated list of job steps to view follows without an equal sign (see examples). The job step format is "job_id[_array_id].step_id". Defaults to all job steps. Since this option’s argument is optional, for proper parsing the single letter option must be followed immediately with the value and not include a space between them. For example "-s1008.0" and not "-s 1008.0".

-S <sort_list>, --sort=<sort_list>
  Specification of the order in which records should be reported. This uses the same field specification as the <output_format>. Multiple sorts may be performed by listing multiple sort fields separated by commas. The field specifications may be preceded by "+" or "-" for ascending (default) and descending order respectively. For example, a sort value of "P,U" will sort the records by partition name then by user id. The default value of sort for jobs is "P,t,-p" (increasing partition name then within a given partition by increasing job state and then decreasing priority). The default value of sort for job steps is "P,i" (increasing partition name then within a given partition by increasing step id).

--start Report the expected start time and resources to be allocated for pending jobs in order of increasing start time. This is equivalent to the following options: --format="%.18i %.9P %.8j %.8u %.2t %.19S %.6D %20Y %R", --sort=S and --states=PENDING. Any of these options may be explicitly changed as desired by combining the --start option with other option values (e.g. to use a different output format). The expected start time of pending jobs is only available if the Slurm is configured to use the backfill scheduling plugin.

-t <state_list>, --states=<state_list>
  Specify the states of jobs to view. Accepts a comma separated list of state names or "all". If "all" is specified then jobs of all states will be reported. If no state is specified then pending, running, and completing jobs are reported. Valid states (in both extended and compact form) include: PENDING (PD), RUNNING (R), SUSPENDED (S), STOPPED (ST), COMPLETING (CG), COMPLETED (CD), CONFIGURING (CF), CANCELLED (CA), FAILED (F), TIMEOUT (TO), PREEMPTED (PR), BOOT_FAIL (BF) , NODE_FAIL (NF) and SPECIAL_EXIT (SE). Note the <state_list> supplied is case insensitive ("pd" and "PD" are equivalent). See the JOB STATE CODES section below for more information.

-u <user_list>, --user=<user_list>
  Request jobs or job steps from a comma separated list of users. The list can consist of user names or user id numbers. Performance of the command can be measurably improved for systems with large numbers of jobs when a single user is specified.

--usage Print a brief help message listing the squeue options.

-v, --verbose
  Report details of squeues actions.

-V , --version
  Print version information and exit.

-w <hostlist>, --nodelist=<hostlist>
  Report only on jobs allocated to the specified node or list of nodes. This may either be the NodeName or NodeHostname as defined in slurm.conf(5) in the event that they differ. A node_name of localhost is mapped to the current host name.

JOB REASON CODES

These codes identify the reason that a job is waiting for execution. A job may be waiting for more than one reason, in which case only one of those reasons is displayed.
AssociationJobLimit The job’s association has reached its maximum job count.
AssociationResourceLimit
  The job’s association has reached some resource limit.
AssociationTimeLimit The job’s association has reached its time limit.
BadConstraints The job’s constraints can not be satisfied.
BeginTime The job’s earliest start time has not yet been reached.
BlockFreeAction An IBM BlueGene block is being freed and can not allow more jobs to start.
BlockMaxError An IBM BlueGene block has too many cnodes in error state to allow more jobs to start.
Cleaning The job is being requeued and still cleaning up from its previous execution.
Dependency This job is waiting for a dependent job to complete.
FrontEndDown No front end node is available to execute this job.
InactiveLimit The job reached the system InactiveLimit.
InvalidAccount The job’s account is invalid.
InvalidQOS The job’s QOS is invalid.
JobHeldAdmin The job is held by a system administrator.
JobHeldUser The job is held by the user.
JobLaunchFailure The job could not be launched. This may be due to a file system problem, invalid program name, etc.
Licenses The job is waiting for a license.
NodeDown A node required by the job is down.
NonZeroExitCode The job terminated with a non-zero exit code.
PartitionDown The partition required by this job is in a DOWN state.
PartitionInactive The partition required by this job is in an Inactive state and not able to start jobs.
PartitionNodeLimit The number of nodes required by this job is outside of it’s partitions current limits. Can also indicate that required nodes are DOWN or DRAINED.
PartitionTimeLimit The job’s time limit exceeds it’s partition’s current time limit.
Priority One or more higher priority jobs exist for this partition or advanced reservation.
Prolog It’s PrologSlurmctld program is still running.
QOSJobLimit The job’s QOS has reached its maximum job count.
QOSResourceLimit The job’s QOS has reached some resource limit.
QOSTimeLimit The job’s QOS has reached its time limit.
ReqNodeNotAvail Some node specifically required by the job is not currently available. The node may currently be in use, reserved for another job, in an advanced reservation, DOWN, DRAINED, or not responding. Nodes which are DOWN, DRAINED, or not responding will be identified as part of the job’s "reason" field as "UnavailableNodes". Such nodes will typically require the intervention of a system administrator to make available.
Reservation The job is waiting its advanced reservation to become available.
Resources The job is waiting for resources to become available.
SystemFailure Failure of the Slurm system, a file system, the network, etc.
TimeLimit The job exhausted its time limit.
QOSUsageThreshold Required QOS threshold has been breached.
WaitingForScheduling No reason has been set for this job yet. Waiting for the scheduler to determine the appropriate reason.

JOB STATE CODES

Jobs typically pass through several states in the course of their execution. The typical states are PENDING, RUNNING, SUSPENDED, COMPLETING, and COMPLETED. An explanation of each state follows.
BF BOOT_FAIL Job terminated due to launch failure, typically due to a hardware failure (e.g. unable to boot the node or block and the job can not be requeued).
CA CANCELLED Job was explicitly cancelled by the user or system administrator. The job may or may not have been initiated.
CD COMPLETED Job has terminated all processes on all nodes with an exit code of zero.
CF CONFIGURING Job has been allocated resources, but are waiting for them to become ready for use (e.g. booting).
CG COMPLETING Job is in the process of completing. Some processes on some nodes may still be active.
F FAILED Job terminated with non-zero exit code or other failure condition.
NF NODE_FAIL Job terminated due to failure of one or more allocated nodes.
PD PENDING Job is awaiting resource allocation.
PR PREEMPTED Job terminated due to preemption.
R RUNNING Job currently has an allocation.
SE SPECIAL_EXIT The job was requeued in a special state. This state can be set by users, typically in EpilogSlurmctld, if the job has terminated with a particular exit value.
ST STOPPED Job has an allocation, but execution has been stopped with SIGSTOP signal. CPUS have been retained by this job.
S SUSPENDED Job has an allocation, but execution has been suspended and CPUs have been released for other jobs.
TO TIMEOUT Job terminated upon reaching its time limit.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

Some squeue options may be set via environment variables. These environment variables, along with their corresponding options, are listed below. (Note: Commandline options will always override these settings.)
SLURM_BITSTR_LEN Specifies the string length to be used for holding a job array’s task ID expression. The default value is 64 bytes. A value of 0 will print the full expression with any length required. Larger values may adversely impact the application performance.
SLURM_CLUSTERS Same as --clusters
SLURM_CONF The location of the Slurm configuration file.
SLURM_TIME_FORMAT Specify the format used to report time stamps. A value of standard, the default value, generates output in the form "year-month-dateThour:minute:second". A value of relative returns only "hour:minute:second" if the current day. For other dates in the current year it prints the "hour:minute" preceded by "Tomorr" (tomorrow), "Ystday" (yesterday), the name of the day for the coming week (e.g. "Mon", "Tue", etc.), otherwise the date (e.g. "25 Apr"). For other years it returns a date month and year without a time (e.g. "6 Jun 2012"). All of the time stamps use a 24 hour format.

A valid strftime() format can also be specified. For example, a value of "%a %T" will report the day of the week and a time stamp (e.g. "Mon 12:34:56").

SQUEUE_ACCOUNT -A <account_list>, --account=<account_list>
SQUEUE_ALL -a, --all
SQUEUE_ARRAY -r, --array
SQUEUE_NAMES --name=<name_list>
SQUEUE_FORMAT -o <output_format>, --format=<output_format>
SQUEUE_FORMAT2 -O <output_format>, --Format=<output_format>
SQUEUE_LICENSES -p-l <license_list>, --license=<license_list>
SQUEUE_PARTITION -p <part_list>, --partition=<part_list>
SQUEUE_PRIORITY -P, --priority
SQUEUE_QOS -p <qos_list>, --qos=<qos_list>
SQUEUE_SORT -S <sort_list>, --sort=<sort_list>
SQUEUE_STATES -t <state_list>, --states=<state_list>
SQUEUE_USERS -u <user_list>, --users=<user_list>

EXAMPLES

Print the jobs scheduled in the debug partition and in the COMPLETED state in the format with six right justified digits for the job id followed by the priority with an arbitrary fields size:
# squeue -p debug -t COMPLETED -o "%.6i %p"
JOBID PRIORITY
65543 99993
65544 99992
65545 99991

Print the job steps in the debug partition sorted by user:
# squeue -s -p debug -S u
STEPID NAME PARTITION USER TIME NODELIST
65552.1 test1 debug alice 0:23 dev[1-4]
65562.2 big_run debug bob 0:18 dev22
65550.1 param1 debug candice 1:43:21 dev[6-12]

Print information only about jobs 12345,12345, and 12348:
# squeue --jobs 12345,12346,12348
JOBID PARTITION NAME USER ST TIME NODES NODELIST(REASON)
12345 debug job1 dave R 0:21 4 dev[9-12]
12346 debug job2 dave PD 0:00 8 (Resources)
12348 debug job3 ed PD 0:00 4 (Priority)

Print information only about job step 65552.1:
# squeue --steps 65552.1
STEPID NAME PARTITION USER TIME NODELIST
65552.1 test2 debug alice 12:49 dev[1-4]

COPYING

Copyright (C) 2002-2007 The Regents of the University of California. Produced at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (cf, DISCLAIMER).
Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Lawrence Livermore National Security.
Copyright (C) 2010-2014 SchedMD LLC.

This file is part of Slurm, a resource management program. For details, see <http://slurm.schedmd.com/>.

Slurm is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Slurm is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

SEE ALSO

scancel(1), scontrol(1), sinfo(1), smap(1), srun(1), slurm_load_ctl_conf (3), slurm_load_jobs (3), slurm_load_node (3), slurm_load_partitions (3)
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