Unable to submit Job to the queue.Qsub: Resource invalid in "select" specification: allows_container

Unable to submit Job to the queue. I am using 20.0.0 version.
Command : qsub -I -l select=1:ncpus=8:mem=16G -q workq -v CONTAINER_IMAGE=nil_22_r_v10
The node seems to be fine…
Mom = oracle
ntype = PBS
state = free
pcpus = 256
resources_available.allows_container = True
resources_available.arch = linux
resources_available.host = oracle
resources_available.mem = 528082420kb
resources_available.ncpus = 256
resources_available.vnode = oracle
resources_assigned.accelerator_memory = 0kb
resources_assigned.hbmem = 0kb
resources_assigned.mem = 0kb
resources_assigned.naccelerators = 0
resources_assigned.ncpus = 0
resources_assigned.vmem = 0kb
resv_enable = True
sharing = default_shared
license = l
last_state_change_time = Tue Nov 15 08:53:53 2022
last_used_time = Tue Nov 22 17:16:55 2022

Can anyone please guide me on this?

Please share more information on the issue, as the above information does not give any clues

  • is the job not accepted into the queue
  • is the job in queue state , what is the output of the below commands
    qstat -answ1
    qsstat -f

@adarsh , thanks for the reply.
Both commands literally return nothing!

[user@host ~]$ qsub -I -l select=1:ncpus=8:mem=16G -q workq -v CONTAINER_IMAGE=nil_22_r_v10
qsub: Resource invalid in “select” specification: allows_container
[user@host ~]$ qstat -answ1
[user@host ~]$ qstat -f
[user@host ~]$ qstat -B
Server Max Tot Que Run Hld Wat Trn Ext Status

oracle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Active

Let me give you a brief idea about what exactly we have done:
We installed OpenPBS version 20.0.0.
we were not having pbs_hpc_container.py by default.
I found the file in py 2.7 version which we converted to v3.6
We created a hook with the help of this document: http://www.stateofcreation.com/ResLibDownload.aspx?file_id2=7190&from_page=%2FResourceDetailT.aspx%3Furl%3Dpbs-professional-with-docker-integration%234497
Later while adding the job to the queue, I came accross the following error :
qsub: Resource invalid in “select” specification: allows_container


Thank you for these details.

1. increase the PBS server log level and when you run the above qsub line, check the respective log filed in the server log file.
2. share the output of `qmgr -c "p r @default"`
3.  share the output of  source /etc/pbs.conf ; cat $PBS_HOME/sched_priv/sched_config | grep -i resources