vovresreq

This utility creates a job for tool vovresgrab.


vovresreq: Usage Message

DESCRIPTION:
      This utility is normally used within scripts.

      Execute a command after grabbing a list of
      resources (typically licenses) required to run the command.
      The utility waits until all requested resources have
      been made available.
      The command also reads the VNCSWD/vovresreq/config.tcl file.
      This file contains the optional line:
          set RESREQ(jobclass)   <jobclassName>
          set RESREQ(taskergroup) <taskergroupName>
          set RESREQ(taskernames) <commaSeparatedListOfTaskerNames>
      Currently the jobclass can be used but the resources it specifies are
      not currently used. But it is added here for a future release.
      The taskergroup and taskersnames are used in the resources of the
      vovresreq jobs. taskergroup if defined supercedes taskernames.
      The jobclass name is the name of a jobclass to use for the
      resource check out. This jobclass usually specifies a tasker
      group to use that minimizes the number of job slots used. The
      taskers in this taskergroup are usually virtual taskers where the
      number of slots on the tasker is much larger than the number of
      cores. The vovresreq jobs are very minimal jobs and do not use
      a lot of cpu time and very little memory (much less than 20 meg).
      This job class should be sure to specify resources of
          PERCENT/0 RAM/20
      so the server can accomodate a large number of jobs. It is up
      to the job class creator to determine the actual value of the resources.

      This utility creates a job for tool vovresgrab.

    USAGE IN SCRIPTS: optional arguments are in []
      Old style vovresreq command
          vovresreq [-v] RESOURCE_LIST [CMD]
      in the above case the -v switch if defined must preceed the
      RESOURCE_LIST and CMD
      This is exactly like submitting
          vovresreq [-v] -checkout RESOURCE_LIST -exec CMD
      Both of these ways of using vovresreq are for single checkouts
      and the checkout is done whne the CMD is completed.

      These ways of using vovresreq allow multiple checkouts and
      check ins with the resid switch.
          vovresreq [-v] -checkout RESOURCE_LIST [-resid N] [-exec CMD]
          vovresreq [-v] -checkin  RESOURCE_LIST [-resid N]

USAGE WITH NetworkComputer:
     % nc cmd vovresreq RESOURCE_LIST CMD ...

OPTIONS:
       -h                   -- display this usage message
       -v                   -- Increase verbosity.
       -checkout            -- Wait for license to be checked out, then
                               return, else wait until the command completes.
       -checkin             -- Return the resources previously checked out.
       -exec                -- Execute command (this is the default)
       -resid               -- Define the resource Id so they can be
                               checked in the order the user wants.
       -sameslave           -- Make sure the vovresgrab runs on the same slave
                               as the job currently executing vovresreq.
                               This is valuable for correct matching of
                               handles and jobs. However this can be slow
                               if the slave is highly loaded. (Deprecated)
       -sametasker          -- Make sure the vovresgrab runs on the same
                               tasker as the job currently executing 
                               vovresreq. This is valuable for correct 
                               matching of handles and jobs. However this can
                               be slow if the tasker is highly loaded.

EXAMPLES:

     Example 1:
        -- ...script fragment...
        vovresreq -v "License:calibre" calibre cell.drc

     Example 2:
        -- ...script fragment for a single checkout and check in...
        vovresreq -checkout "License:calibre" -resid 1
        calibre cell.drc
        vovresreq -checkin  "License:calibre" -resid 1

     Example 3:
         -- ...script fragment with multiple checkouts and check ins...
         vovresreq [-v] -checkout RESOURCE_LIST1 [-resid 1]
         calibre cell.drc
         vovresreq [-v] -checkout RESOURCE_LIST2 [-resid 2]
         calibre cell.erc
         vovresreq [-v] -checkin   RESOURCE_LIST2 [-resid 2]
         vovresreq [-v] -checkout  RESOURCE_LIST3 [-resid 3]
         calibre cell.lvs
         vovresreq [-v] -checkin   RESOURCE_LIST3 [-resid 3]
         vovresreq [-v] -checkin   RESOURCE_LIST1 [-resid 1]

    Example 4:
         -- Execute the command on the local machine but only after
         -- grabbing a License:calibre resource.
         % nc cmd vovresreq "License:calibre" -resid 1 calibre cell.drc
         % nc cmd vovresreq "License:drc License:hdrc" -resid 2
                            calib bigcell.drc