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Changes in qstat format

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Before the July maintenance, “qstat” command did now allow querying jobs belonging to others. The only way to list cluster/scheduler wide information was the “showq” command. However we received (and confirmed) multiple reports that showq may get out of sync from time to time.

For this reason, we configured qstat to display all of the jobs managed by the scheduler (regardless of users or queues).

You will notice two differences:

(1) qstat, when run without any parameters,  lists all of the jobs in
the schedulers (not just yours).
(2) You can still filter the results to show your jobs only using “qstat
-u <username>”, but the output format will be slightly different.

If you have scripts that parse the qstat output, please modify and test them to make sure they are working as intended.

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