queuedefs — queue description file for at, batch, and crontab
file describes the characteristics of the queues managed by
Each non-comment line in this file describes one queue.
The format of the lines are as follows:
The fields in this line are:
The name of the queue, such that
is the default queue for jobs started by
is the queue for jobs started by
is the queue for jobs run from a
designate user-defined queues.
The maximum number of jobs
that can be run simultaneously in that queue.
Although any number can be specified here,
by default limits the number of jobs that can be run on all the queues
This limitation can be removed by setting the variable
to 1 in the
value to give to all jobs in that queue
that are not run with a user
of super-user (see
The default value is 2.
The number of seconds to wait
before rescheduling a job that was deferred because more than
jobs were running in that job's queue,
or because more than 100 jobs
were running in all the queues (see
Consider the following
The file is interpreted as follows:
can have up to 4 jobs running simultaneously,
and those jobs will be run with a
value of 1.
value is given,
if a job cannot be run because too many other jobs are running,
will wait 60 seconds before trying again to run it (see
can have up to 2 jobs running simultaneously.
Those jobs will be run with a
value of 2.
If a job cannot be run because too many other jobs are running,
will wait 90 seconds before trying again to run it.
All other queues can have up to 100 jobs running simultaneously.
They will be run with a
value of 2,
and if a job cannot be run because too many other jobs are running,
will wait 60 seconds before trying again to run it.
queuedefs: SVID2, SVID3