this isnt a resources_used.X type addition.
We have some things we would like to charge user’s for and I was hoping to
add in some non job related resource usages that our allocation scripts can track.
My thought was to add in a bogus end of job entry into the accounting logs once
a day to account for these charges.
Building a fake job entry is easy enough to do that our accounting/allocation tools
can read and understand. eg:
11/05/2018 11:00:27;E;0.pbs_server_name; user=random_user group=random_group jobname=resource_charge_2018_11_05 queue=daily_resource_charges etime=1541314800 ctime=1541314800 qtime=1541314800 start=1541314800 Resource_List.assigned_job=0.pbs_server_name Resource_List.nodect=1 Resource_List.walltime=24:00:00 session=4 Exit_status=0 resources_used.job_related_charges=38.99 resource_used.walltime=24:00:00
Just how I get the entry into the accounting file safely is the question.
The concept of running the script to generate the fake entries every so often
is fine but I suspect it will eventually try to write to the accounting file at the same time PBS is trying to. issues would ensue from there.
I thought about putting it into a server periodic hook but again I didnt see any
PBS way to add something to the accounting stream aside from just a normal
python open/write sort of thing.