condor_sos man page

condor_sos Issue a command that will be serviced with a higher priority


condor_sos [ -help -version ]

condor_sos [ -debug ] [ -timeoutmult value ] condor_command


condor_sos sends the condor_command in such a way that the command is serviced ahead of other waiting commands. It appears to have a higher priority than other waiting commands.

condor_sos is intended to give administrators a way to query the condor_schedd and condor_collector daemons when they are under such a heavy load that they are not responsive.

There must be a special command port configured, in order for a command to be serviced with priority. The condor_schedd and condor_collector always have the special command port. Other daemons require configuration by setting configuration variable  <SUBSYS>_SUPER_ADDRESS_FILE .



Display usage information


Display version information


Print extra debugging information as the command executes.

-timeoutmult value

Multiply any timeouts set for the command by the integer value .


The example command

 condor_sos -timeoutmult 5 condor_hold -all

causes the  condor_hold -all command to be handled by the condor_schedd with priority over any other commands that the condor_schedd has waiting to be serviced. It also extends any set timeouts by a factor of 5.

Exit Status

condor_sos will exit with the value 1 on error and with the exit value of the invoked command when the command is successfully invoked.


Center for High Throughput Computing, University of Wisconsin-Madison