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Re: [Condor-users] Job Resubmission

Thanks for the quick response Matt.

I think I may have been being impatient. After leaving the jobs running for a while after simulating a machine crash, the jobs "flocked" over to an idle machine on our second pool. I think it may have taken 10 - 15 mins for this to happen though, but at least it's doing as it should.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Farrellee [mailto:matt@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 05 October 2012 12:47
To: Condor-Users Mail List
Cc: Giles Wright
Subject: Re: [Condor-users] Job Resubmission

On 10/05/2012 07:22 AM, Giles Wright wrote:
> Hi - Just getting started with Condor. We're looking at running jobs
> on a local network of Linux machines with the potential of adding in a
> connection to an Amazon VPC in the future. Have set up a couple of
> virtual condor pools at 2 separate locations and have configured
> flocking between them.
> My question right now is how Condor deals with resubmitting failed jobs.
> For example, should a machine die during execution a job, it seems
> that the job terminates as you would expect, however we would like any
> failed jobs to be resubmitted to another available machine in the
> pool. Should we be looking at Condor-G (not started there yet) and condor_resubmit?
> Thanks,
> Giles


Condor provides more functionality around the resubmission use case than most other schedulers. And the default policy is setup in such a way that most Condor folks don't ever think about "resubmission."

Condor will keep your job in the queue (condor_schedd managed) until the policy attached to the job says otherwise.

The default policy says a job will be run as many time as necessary for the job to terminate. So if the machine a job is running on crashes (generally, becomes unavailable), the condor_schedd will automatically try to run the job on another machine.

When you start changing the default policy you can control things such
as: if a job should be removed after a period of time, even if it is running or only if it hasn't started running; if a job should run multiple times even if it terminated cleanly; if a termination w/ an error should make the job run again, be held in the queue for inspection, be removed from the queue; if a job held for inspection should be held forever or a specific amount of time; if a job should only start running at a specific time in the future, or be run at repeated intervals.



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