hostgroup - host group entry file format
A host group entry is used to merge host names to groups.
Each host group entry file defines one group. Inside a
group definition file you can also reference to groups.
These groups are called subgroups. A subgroup is referenced
by the sign "@" as first character of the name.
A list of currently configured host group entries can be
displayed via the qconf(1) -shgrpl option. The contents of
each enlisted host group entry can be shown via the -shgrp
switch. The output follows the hostgroup format description.
New host group entries can be created and existing can be
modified via the -ahgrp, -mhgrp, -dhgrp and -?attr options
Note, Sun Grid Engine allows backslashes (\) be used to
escape newline (\newline) characters. The backslash and the
newline are replaced with a space (" ") character before any
A host group entry contains following parameters:
The group_name defines the host group name. Host group names
have to begin with an '@' character as explained for
hostgroup_name in sge_types(5).
The name of all hosts and host groups (see host_identifier
in sge_types(1)) which are member of the group. As list
separators white-spaces are supported only. Default value
for this parameter is NONE.
Note, if the first character of the host_identifier is an
"@" sign the name is used to reference a hostgroup(5) which
is taken as sub group of this group.
This is a typical host group entry:
hostlist @solaris64 @solaris32 fangorn balrog
The entry will define a new host group called @bigMachines.
In this host group are the host fangorn, balrog and all
members of the host groups @solaris64 and @solaris32.
See sge_intro(1) for a full statement of rights and permis-
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