Here you can find the compendium of Slurm environment variables and exit codes for a quick reference.
Upon startup, sbatch will read and handle the options set in the following environment variables. Note that environment variables will override any options set in a batch script, and command line options will override any environment variables.
Same as -A, --account
|Same as --acctg-freq|
Same as -a, --array
|Same as --blrts-image|
|Same as --checkpoint|
|Same as --checkpoint-dir|
SBATCH_CLUSTERS or SLURM_CLUSTERS
|Same as --clusters|
|Same as --cnload-image|
|Same as --conn-type|
|Same as -C, --constraint|
|Same as --core-spec|
|Same as -v, --verbose|
|Same as --delay-boot|
|Same as -m, --distribution|
|Same as --exclusive|
|SBATCH_EXPORT||Same as --export|
|SBATCH_GEOMETRY||Same as -g, --geometry|
|Same as --get-user-env|
|SBATCH_GRES_FLAGS||Same as --gres-flags|
|SBATCH_HINT or SLURM_HINT||Same as --hint|
|SBATCH_IGNORE_PBS||Same as --ignore-pbs|
|SBATCH_IMMEDIATE||Same as -I, --immediate|
|SBATCH_IOLOAD_IMAGE||Same as --ioload-image|
|Same as --jobid|
|SBATCH_JOB_NAME||Same as -J, --job-name|
Same as --linux-image
|SBATCH_MEM_BIND||Same as --mem-bind|
|SBATCH_MLOADER_IMAGE||Same as --mloader-image|
|SBATCH_NETWORK||Same as --network|
|SBATCH_NO_REQUEUE||Same as --no-requeue|
|Same as -R, --no-rotate|
|SBATCH_OPEN_MODE||Same as --open-mode|
|SBATCH_OVERCOMMIT||Same as -O, --overcommit|
|SBATCH_PARTITION||Same as -p, --partition|
|SBATCH_POWER||Same as --power|
|Same as --profile|
|SBATCH_QOS||Same as --qos|
|SBATCH_RAMDISK_IMAGE||Same as --ramdisk-image|
|SBATCH_RESERVATION||Same as --reservation|
|SBATCH_REQ_SWITCH||When a tree topology is used, this defines the maximum count of switches desired for the job allocation and optionally the maximum time to wait for that number of switches. See --switches|
|SBATCH_REQUEUE||Same as --requeue|
|Same as --signal|
|SBATCH_SPREAD_JOB||Same as --spread-job|
|SBATCH_THREAD_SPEC||Same as --thread-spec|
|SBATCH_TIMELIMIT||Same as -t, --time|
|Same as --use-min-nodes|
|Same as -W, --wait|
|SBATCH_WAIT_ALL_NODES||Same as --wait-all-nodes|
|SBATCH_WAIT4SWITCH||Max time waiting for requested switches. See --switches|
|SBATCH_WCKEY||Same as --wckey|
|SLURM_CONF||The location of the Slurm configuration file.|
|Specifies the exit code generated when a Slurm error occurs (e.g. invalid options). This can be used by a script to distinguish application exit codes from various Slurm error conditions.|
|SLURM_STEP_KILLED_MSG_NODE_ID=ID||If set, only the specified node will log when the job or step are killed by a signal.|
The Slurm controller will set the following variables in the environment of the batch script.
|The reservation ID on Cray systems running ALPS/BASIL only.|
|MPIRUN_NOALLOCATE||Do not allocate a block on Blue Gene L/P systems only.|
|MPIRUN_NOFREE||Do not free a block on Blue Gene L/P systems only.|
|MPIRUN_PARTITION||The block name on Blue Gene systems only.|
|SBATCH_MEM_BIND||Set to value of the --mem-bind option.|
|SBATCH_MEM_BIND_LIST||Set to bit mask used for memory binding.|
|Set to "prefer" if the --mem-bind option includes the prefer option.|
|SBATCH_MEM_BIND_TYPE||Set to the memory binding type specified with the --mem-bind option. Possible values are "none", "rank", "map_map", "mask_mem" and "local".|
|SBATCH_MEM_BIND_VERBOSE||Set to "verbose" if the --mem-bind option includes the verbose option. Set to "quiet" otherwise.|
|SLURM_*_PACK_GROUP_#||For a heterogenous job allocation, the environment variables are set separately for each component.|
|SLURM_ARRAY_TASK_COUNT||Total number of tasks in a job array.|
|SLURM_ARRAY_TASK_ID||Job array ID (index) number.|
|Job array's maximum ID (index) number.|
|SLURM_ARRAY_TASK_MIN||Job array's minimum ID (index) number.|
|SLURM_ARRAY_TASK_STEP||Job array's index step size.|
|SLURM_ARRAY_JOB_ID||Job array's master job ID number.|
|SLURM_CHECKPOINT_IMAGE_DIR||Directory into which checkpoint images should be written if specified on the execute line.|
|Name of the cluster on which the job is executing.|
|SLURM_CPUS_ON_NODE||Number of CPUS on the allocated node.|
|SLURM_CPUS_PER_TASK||Number of cpus requested per task. Only set if the --cpus-per-task option is specified.|
|SLURM_DISTRIBUTION||Same as -m, --distribution|
|SLURM_GTIDS||Global task IDs running on this node. Zero origin and comma separated.|
|SLURM_JOB_ACCOUNT||Account name associated of the job allocation.|
SLURM_JOB_ID (and SLURM_JOBID for backwards compatibility)
|The ID of the job allocation.|
|SLURM_JOB_CPUS_PER_NODE||Count of processors available to the job on this node. Note the select/linear plugin allocates entire nodes to jobs, so the value indicates the total count of CPUs on the node. The select/cons_res plugin allocates individual processors to jobs, so this number indicates the number of processors on this node allocated to the job.|
|SLURM_JOB_DEPENDENCY||Set to value of the --dependency option.|
|SLURM_JOB_NAME||Name of the job.|
|SLURM_JOB_NODELIST (and SLURM_NODELIST for backwards compatibility)||List of nodes allocated to the job.|
SLURM_JOB_NUM_NODES (and SLURM_NNODES for backwards compatibility)
|Total number of nodes in the job's resource allocation.|
|SLURM_JOB_PARTITION||Name of the partition in which the job is running.|
|SLURM_JOB_QOS||Quality Of Service (QOS) of the job allocation.|
|SLURM_JOB_RESERVATION||Advanced reservation containing the job allocation, if any.|
|SLURM_LOCALID||Node local task ID for the process within a job.|
|SLURM_MEM_PER_CPU||Same as --mem-per-cpu|
|Same as --mem|
|SLURM_NODE_ALIASES||Sets of node name, communication address and hostname for nodes allocated to the job from the cloud. Each element in the set if colon separated and each set is comma separated. For example: SLURM_NODE_ALIASES=ec0:126.96.36.199:foo,ec1:188.8.131.52:bar|
|SLURM_NODEID||ID of the nodes allocated.|
|SLURM_NTASKS (and SLURM_NPROCS for backwards compatibility)||Same as -n, --ntasks|
Number of tasks requested per core. Only set if the --ntasks-per-core option is specified.
|SLURM_NTASKS_PER_NODE||Number of tasks requested per node. Only set if the --ntasks-per-node option is specified.|
Number of tasks requested per socket. Only set if the --ntasks-per-socket option is specified.
|SLURM_PACK_SIZE||Set to count of components in heterogeneous job.|
|SLURM_PRIO_PROCESS||The scheduling priority (nice value) at the time of job submission. This value is propagated to the spawned processes.|
|The MPI rank (or relative process ID) of the current process|
|SLURM_PROFILE||Same as --profile|
|SLURM_RESTART_COUNT||If the job has been restarted due to system failure or has been explicitly requeued, this will be sent to the number of times the job has been restarted.|
The directory from which sbatch was invoked.
|SLURM_SUBMIT_HOST||The hostname of the computer from which sbatch was invoked.|
|Number of tasks to be initiated on each node. Values are comma separated and in the same order as SLURM_JOB_NODELIST. If two or more consecutive nodes are to have the same task count, that count is followed by "(x#)" where "#" is the repetition count. For example, "SLURM_TASKS_PER_NODE=2(x3),1" indicates that the first three nodes will each execute three tasks and the fourth node will execute one task.|
|SLURM_TASK_PID||The process ID of the task being started.|
|SLURM_TOPOLOGY_ADDR||This is set only if the system has the topology/tree plugin configured. The value will be set to the names network switches which may be involved in the job's communications from the system's top level switch down to the leaf switch and ending with node name. A period is used to separate each hardware component name.|
|This is set only if the system has the topology/tree plugin configured. The value will be set component types listed in SLURM_TOPOLOGY_ADDR. Each component will be identified as either "switch" or "node". A period is used to separate each hardware component type.|
|SLURMD_NODENAME||Name of the node running the job script.|
sbatch allows for a filename pattern to contain one or more replacement symbols, which are a percent sign "%" followed by a letter (e.g. %j).
%% The character "%".
%A Job array's master job allocation number.
%a Job array ID (index) number.
%J jobid.stepid of the running job. (e.g. "128.0")
%j jobid of the running job.
%N short hostname. This will create a separate IO file per node.
%n Node identifier relative to current job (e.g. "0" is the first node of the running job) This will create a separate IO file per node.
%s stepid of the running job.
%t task identifier (rank) relative to current job. This will create a separate IO file per task.
%u User name.
%x Job name.
Some examples of how the format string may be used for a 4 task job step with a Job ID of 128 and step id of 0 are included below:
job128-00.out, job128-01.out, ...
The exit code from a batch job is a standard Unix termination signal and exit code 0 means successful completion. Codes 1-127 are generated from the job calling exit() with a non-zero value to indicate an error. Codes 129-255 represent jobs terminated by Unix signals.
|Signal Name||Signal Number||Exit Type||Reason|
|SIGHUP||1||Term||Hangup detected on controlling terminal or death of controlling process|
|SIGINT||2||Term||Interrupt from keyboard|
|SIGQUIT||3||Core||Quit from keyboard|
|SIGABRT||6||Core||Abort signal from abort(3)|
|SIGFPE||8||Core||Floating point exception|
|SIGSEGV||11||Core||Invalid memory reference|
|SIGPIPE||13||Term||Broken pipe: write to pipe with no readers|
|SIGALRM||14||Term||Timer signal from alarm(2)|
|9||CPU time limit.|
|64||Your job was running out of CPU time. Allocate more resources, eg. CPU time limit.|
|125||An ErrMsg(severe) was reached.|
System has a problem(?), contact administrators.
|130||Run out of CPU or swap time. If suspecting swap time, check for memory leaks.|
|131||Run out of CPU or swap time. If suspecting swap time, check for memory leaks.|
|134||The job killed with an abort signal, and you probably got core dumped. Possible causes: assert() or an ErrMsg(fatal) hit. Possible run-time bug. Use a debugger to find out what's wrong.|
|137||The job was killed because it exceeded the time limit.|
|139||Segmentation violation. Usually indicates a pointer error.|
|140||The job exceeded the "wall clock" time limit (as opposed to the CPU time limit).|