[DRMAA-WG] DRMAA2 Draft 6, next steps, no conf call

Daniel Gruber dgruber at univa.com
Fri Jun 24 02:09:38 CDT 2011

"Load-value normalizing" :

Am 23.06.2011 um 23:48 schrieb Andre Merzky:

> Hi Mariusz,
> some comments inlined :-)
> Cheers, Andre.
> 2011/6/23 Mariusz Mamoński <mamonski at man.poznan.pl>:
>> "The load value MUST be always within the <0;1> range (inclusive). The
>> value 0 should indicate that machine is idling, while the 1 that all
>> computing units are used"
> Sounds sensible to me, although I have often seen load values >1,
> mostly indicating that a machine is overloaded.  You may want to
> change the MUST into a SHOULD thus?

I disagree! We agreed that the value "is similar to the uptime" command.
Load values indeed can be bigger than 1 because they measure 
the amount of "runnable" processes in average. There is no need to 
artificially normalize the value somehow because the max. number is 
unknown. We should take whatever the DRM is reporting us, and this 
is similar to the uptime command (and by the way also depends on the 
amount of cores). This is we agreed on.


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