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What version of SLURM are you running?
We are running version 15.08.4 and have just run into the same issue.
There was a bug report filed , and it states that the issue was
corrected in version 14.08.11.
On 07/05/2016 10:22 AM, E.M. Dragowsky wrote:
> Greetings --
> A few users have experienced jobs pending due to the reason
> ReqNodeNotAvail(Unavailable:<nodename1>,<nodename2>,...) We have
> determined that the jobs in fact were pending due to asking for
> TimeLimit > "time remaining before maintenace shutdown" -- managed
> by making a global reservation on all nodes, all partitions.
> This reason code is not very helpful in understanding the reason
> for the jobs being pending. Resubmitting the jobs with appropriate
> TimeLimit allows the jobs to run immediately. The jobs were
> therefore pending due to "excessive time requested".
> To prehaps help knowledgeable developers understand why the Reason
> ReqNodeNotAvail appeared, I note that the nodes listed in the above
> are actually being drained in advance of updates. Happy to provide
> further information as needed.
> Best wishes, ~ Emily
> ---------------------------------- E.M. Dragowsky, Ph.D. ITS --
> Research Computing Case Western Reserve University (216) 368-0082
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