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Re: [Condor-users] FEATURE QUESTION: Re-submitting using 'on_exit_remove' but for a limited number of re-tries

On Aug 24, 2006, at 9:42 PM, Etan Cohen wrote:

In the documentation there is:

As another example, if your job should only leave the queue if it exited on its own with status 0, you would use this on_exit_remove _expression_:

         == False) && (ExitCode == 0)

If the job was killed by a signal or exited with a non-zero exit status, Condor would leave the job in the queue to run again.


I have a job with both real and intermittent failure modes. I would like to have a counter on the resubmission – e.g. re-submit up to a maximum of 5 times. This would allow working-through the intermittent failures but would not cause an infinite loop with the real failures.


Does such a feature exist?

The job attribute JobRunCount counts the number of times the job was started. However, it doesn't distinguish between the job re-executing because of on_exit_remove and because the execute machine evicted the job or died.

Another option is to set on_exit_hold and periodic_release, then use NumSystemHolds to count the number of failed executions.

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