sprio - Man Page

view the factors that comprise a job's scheduling priority


sprio [Options...]


sprio is used to view the components of a job's scheduling priority when the multi-factor priority plugin is installed. sprio is a read-only utility that extracts information from the multi-factor priority plugin.  By default, sprio returns information for all pending jobs.  Options exist to display specific jobs by job ID and user name.



Show jobs in federation if a member of one.

-h,  --noheader

Do not print a header on the output.


Print a help message describing all options sprio.

-j <job_id_list>, --jobs=<job_id_list>

Requests a comma separated list of job ids to display.  Defaults to all jobs. Since this option's argument is optional, for proper parsing the single letter option must be followed immediately with the value and not include a space between them. For example "-j1008,1009" and not "-j 1008,1009".


Show only jobs local to this cluster. Ignore other clusters in this federation (if any). Overrides --federation.

-l,  --long

Report more of the available information for the selected jobs.

-M,  --clusters=<string>

The cluster to issue commands to. Only one cluster name may be specified. Note that the SlurmDBD must be up for this option to work properly. This option implicitly sets the --local option.

-n,  --norm

Display the normalized priority factors for the selected jobs.

-o <output_format>, --format=<output_format>

Specify the information to be displayed, its size and position (right or left justified).  The default formats when all factors have been assigned non-zero weights are


"%.15i %9r %.10Y %.10S %.10A %.10B %.10F %.10J %.10P %.10Q %20T"

-l, --long

"%.15i %9r %.8u %.10Y %.10S %.10A %.10B %.10F %.10J %.10P %.10Q %.11N %.20T";

The format of each field is "%[.][size]type".


is the minimum field size. If no size is specified, whatever is needed to print the information will be used.


indicates the output should be left justified. By default, output is right justified.

Valid type specifications include:


Normalized age priority


Weighted age priority


Normalized association priority


Weighted association priority


Cluster name. Only applicable for federated clusters


Normalized fair-share priority


Weighted fair-share priority


Job ID


Normalized job size priority


Weighted job size priority


Nice adjustment


Normalized partition priority


Weighted partition priority


Normalized quality of service priority


Weighted quality of service priority


Partition name


Weighted admin priority.


Normalized TRES priorities


Weighted TRES priorities


User name for a job


Job priority


Normalized job priority

-S <sort_list>, --sort=<sort_list>

Specification of the order in which jobs should be reported. This uses the same field specification as <output_format>. Multiple sorts may be performed by listing multiple sort fields separated by commas. The field specifications may be preceded by "+" or "-" for ascending (default) or descending respectively. For example, a <sort_list> of "u,r,-y" will sort the job priority reports by username, partition name, and descending job priority, in that order. The default <sort_list> is "i" (ascending job id).

-p <partition_list>, --partition=<partition_list>

Requests a comma separated list of partitions to display.  Defaults to all partitions.


Show all sibling jobs on a federated cluster. Without this option in a federated cluster, each job in each partition will have its priority and its components reported for only one cluster. Each sibling job on the various clusters in the federation may have different priority, which will not be reported without using this option. Implicitly adds "%c" (cluster name) to the output format.

-u <user_list>, --user=<user_list>

Request jobs from a comma separated list of users.  The list can consist of user names or user id numbers.


Print a brief help message listing the sprio options.

-v,  --verbose

Report details of sprios actions.

-V , --version

Print version information and exit.

-w , --weights Display the configured weights for each

factor.  This is for information purposes only.  Actual job data is suppressed.


Executing sprio sends a remote procedure call to slurmctld. If enough calls from sprio or other Slurm client commands that send remote procedure calls to the slurmctld daemon come in at once, it can result in a degradation of performance of the slurmctld daemon, possibly resulting in a denial of service.

Do not run sprio or other Slurm client commands that send remote procedure calls to slurmctld from loops in shell scripts or other programs. Ensure that programs limit calls to sprio to the minimum necessary for the information you are trying to gather.

Environment Variables

If no corresponding commandline option is specified, sprio will use the value of the following environment variables.


Same as --clusters


The location of the Slurm configuration file.


Same as --federation


Same as -o <output_format>, --format=<output_format>


Same as --local


Same as --sibling


Print the list of all pending jobs with their weighted priorities
> sprio
 65539      62664          0      51664       1000      10000          0
 65540      62663          0      51663       1000      10000          0
 65541      62662          0      51662       1000      10000          0

Print the list of all pending jobs with their normalized priorities
> sprio -n
 65539 0.00001459 0.0007180  0.5166470  1.0000000  1.0000000  0.0000000
 65540 0.00001459 0.0007180  0.5166370  1.0000000  1.0000000  0.0000000
 65541 0.00001458 0.0007180  0.5166270  1.0000000  1.0000000  0.0000000

Print the job priorities for specific jobs
> sprio --jobs=65548,65547
 65547      62078          0      51078       1000      10000          0
 65548      62077          0      51077       1000      10000          0

Print the job priorities for jobs of specific users
> sprio --users=fred,sally
 65548     fred     62079         1      51077      1000      10000       0
 65549    sally     62080         1      51078      1000      10000       0

Print the configured weights for each priority component
> sprio -w
 Weights                1000     100000       1000      10000          1


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See Also

squeue(1), sshare(1)


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