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Queue states or combinations of states can be

Combinations

Source: https://confluence.rcs.griffith.edu.au/display/v20zCluster/Sun+Grid+Engine+SGE+state+letter+symbol+codes+meanings

| **Category**  | **State**                                      | **SGE Letter Code** |
| ------------- |:-----------------------------------------------| :------------------ |
| Pending       | pending                                        | qw                  | 
| Pending       | pending, user hold                             | qw                  |
| Pending       | pending, system hold                           | hqw                 |
| Pending       | pending, user and system hold                  | hqw                 |
| Pending       | pending, user hold, re-queue                   | hRwq                |
| Pending       | pending, system hold, re-queue                 | hRwq                |
| Pending       | pending, user and system hold, re-queue        | hRwq                | 
| Pending       | pending, user hold                             | qw                  |
| Pending       | pending, user hold                             | qw                  |
| Running       | running                                        | r                   |
| Running       | transferring                                   | t                   |
| Running       | running, re-submit                             | Rr                  |        
| Running       | transferring, re-submit                        | Rt                  |
| Suspended     | obsuspended                                    | s,  ts              |
| Suspended     | queue suspended                                | S, tS               | 
| Suspended     | queue suspended by alarm                       | T, tT               |
| Suspended     | allsuspended withre-submit                     | Rs,Rts,RS, RtS, RT, RtT |
| Error         | allpending states with error                   | Eqw, Ehqw, EhRqw        |
| Deleted       | all running and suspended states with deletion | dr,dt,dRr,dRt,ds, dS, dT,dRs, dRS, dRT | 


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Source: https://confluence.rcs.griffith.edu.au/display/v20zCluster/Sun+Grid+Engine+SGE+state+letter+symbol+codes+meanings

| **Category**  | **State**                                      | **SGE Letter Code** |
| ------------- |:-----------------------------------------------| :------------------ |
| Pending       | pending                                        | qw                  | 
| Pending       | pending, user hold                             | qw                  |
| Pending       | pending, system hold                           | hqw                 |
| Pending       | pending, user and system hold                  | hqw                 |
| Pending       | pending, user hold, re-queue                   | hRwq                |
| Pending       | pending, system hold, re-queue                 | hRwq                |
| Pending       | pending, user and system hold, re-queue        | hRwq                | 
| Pending       | pending, user hold                             | qw                  |
| Pending       | pending, user hold                             | qw                  |
| Running       | running                                        | r                   |
| Running       | transferring                                   | t                   |
| Running       | running, re-submit                             | Rr                  |        
| Running       | transferring, re-submit                        | Rt                  |
| Suspended     | obsuspended                                    | s,  ts              |
| Suspended     | queue suspended                                | S, tS               | 
| Suspended     | queue suspended by alarm                       | T, tT               |
| Suspended     | allsuspended withre-submit                     | Rs,Rts,RS, RtS, RT, RtT |
| Error         | allpending states with error                   | Eqw, Ehqw, EhRqw        |
| Deleted       | all running and suspended states with deletion | dr,dt,dRr,dRt,ds, dS, dT,dRs, dRS, dRT | 

SGE quick and dirty how to find jobs on 'bad' slots () By yakshaving

Nov 26, 2007 YakShaving Shawn Ferry's Weblog
I occasionally have a need to find queues in Sun Grid Engine that are in one of the possibly problematic states which have an occupied slot. It is just infrequent enough that I don't remember exactly how I did it the last time.

qstat -f | awk '$6~/[cdsuE]/ && $3!~/\^[0]/'
queuename                      qtype used/tot. load_avg arch          states
zone.q@r130c24z0.network.com   BIP   1/1       -NA-     sol-amd64     adu
zone.q@r130c24z1.network.com   BIP   1/1       -NA-     sol-amd64     adu

An alternate is "qstat -f | awk '$6~/[cdsuE]/ && $3~/\^[1-9]/'" which also avoids printing the header line. In the example above 'state' in $6 matches 's' and 'used' does not begin with '0'.

The possibly more elegant 'qstat -f -qs cdsuE' still requires a second comparison in awk of '$0!~/--/' to filter out the queue separator lines. (qstat -f -qs acduE | awk '$0!~/--/ && $3!~/\^[0]/')


Finally because I can never remember what exactly all the queue states are and the qstat man page doesn't have the nice table:


aoACD – Number of queue instances that are in at least one of the following states:
a – Load threshold alarm
o – Orphaned
A – Suspend threshold alarm
C – Suspended by calendar
D – Disabled by calendar

cdsuE – Number of queue instances that are in at least one of the following states:
c – Configuration ambiguous
d – Disabled
s – Suspended
u – Unknown
E – Error

Job State/Status:

d(eletion), E(rror), h(old), r(unning), R(estarted), s(uspended), S(uspended), t(ransfering), T(hreshold) or w(aiting).

References: SGE (N1GE 6.0) -- Monitoring and Controlling Queues

Why job got hqw status and what does it mean

Dave Love <d.love@...>
2013-08-18 19:39:28 GMT
What it means is documented in the qstat man page, at least the one you
can get via the URL below.

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