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Re: [Condor-users] periodic expressions

> Hi,
> I'd like to limit the run-time of a job so that the job gets 
> restarted when it runs longer than a specified time. I 
> thought about using a periodic_* expression in the submit 
> file to do this, but I'm not sure what would be the simplest way:
> To restart the job I have to use both hold and release 
> expressions, but how can I constrain them together to run the 
> release after the hold took place?
> I thought about something like this for the hold:
> periodic_hold = (JobStatus == 2 && 
> ((ServerTime-JobCurrentStartDate) > 15000))
> But how to do the release? Any help is much appreciated!
> Cheers,
> Szabolcs

Hi Szabolcs,

You can try somtehing siniliar to your periodic_hold expression:
periodic_release = ((JobStatus==5) && (CurentTime - EnteredCurrentStatus) >
Which would release your job after holding it for 30s in this case.


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