Bug 738701 - [RFE] expose autopick=random flag in reserve workflow
Summary: [RFE] expose autopick=random flag in reserve workflow
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Beaker
Classification: Community
Component: web UI
Version: 0.7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium vote
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: beaker-dev-list
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: UX
: 221228 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-15 15:02 UTC by Frank Ch. Eigler
Modified: 2018-11-09 23:06 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 221228
Last Closed:

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Description Frank Ch. Eigler 2011-09-15 15:02:52 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #221228 +++

Description of problem:
Sometimes the reservesys installation EWD-timeouts.  I found out it is best to
schedule the same installation/reservation multiple times as one of the machines
may succeed.  If you wait till it Aborts you will get the same incompatible
combination scheduled during the retr


Bill reported:
    also, you can randomize your machine choice by changing the following in your xml:  
    <autopick random="true"/>

but there is no web UI for this in the reserve_workflow.  It'd be nice to get it
exposed there too, not just job-cloning.

Comment 1 Dan Callaghan 2012-10-03 06:15:54 UTC
*** Bug 221228 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Jan Kratochvil 2012-10-03 06:36:32 UTC
I do not understand what random="false" can ever be good for.

Comment 3 Dan Callaghan 2012-10-03 22:49:21 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)

Ordinarily Beaker orders candidate systems by some heuristics that are theoretically good for overall scheduling performance -- selecting private systems before ones from the public pool. Setting <autopick random="true" /> defeats that, so it is not enabled by default.

The scheduler's behaviour in this regard is slated to be improved as part of the upcoming "groups model" enhancements anyway.

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