Currently, it supports the following two parameters, used primarily to optimize the loading time of qbwrk.conf:
During the loading of the qbwrk.conf file, if a section name like
In certain network setups, if the "name" is actually a qbwrk.conf template name or a hostname of a non-existent (offline or inaccessible) worker, this can slow things down quite a bit since each such lookup needs to time out. In those situations, the above two parameters, "templates" and "non_existent" in the
templates = centos,ubuntu
non_existent = render[071-100],render123,render155
worker_cluster = /projects/foobar
worker_cluster = /projects/secret
worker_groups = "dedicated"
In the example above, the section names "centos" and "ubuntu" are listed in the global_config's "templates" parameter, and also the machines "render[071-100],render123,render155" are listed as "non_existent". The supervisor, when loading the qbwrk.conf file, skips the IP address lookup for these listed names, thereby speeding up the process.
Note that in the example, it is assumed that the "non_existent" machines are not online, perhaps taken down for maintenance, and therefore the site administrator has listed them there.
Also note that numerical range expansions are allowed in the value of the "non_existent" parameter (as in "render[071-100]"), to conveniently specify a contiguous chunk of hostnames.