[GE users] A "do not disturb" flag for low prio jobs?

Charu Chaubal Charu.Chaubal at Sun.COM
Wed Dec 21 15:21:41 GMT 2005


You could use a custom queue suspend method which checks to see if the
job is in the "sensitive" state (eg, have the job touch a file or
something), and if so then wait until it leaves that state before
sending it the suspend signal.

Regards,
	Charu


Stefan.O.Nordlander at astrazeneca.com wrote On 12/21/05 06:54,:
> Hey,
> 
> I was just asked if there is a way to make SGE aware that a job is currently
> in a "sensitive" state and shouldn't be suspended. Lets say you have 56
> normal priority queues and they're all full. Then a job with higher priority
> comes along and ends up on node 050. However, the original job on node 050
> just sent away a web request to a database/whatever and if that process gets
> interrupted the job will fail once resumed.
> 
> Is there a way to solve this? The chance of it happening is remote, but
> still, it's there and we'd like to prevent it if possible. A "Do Not
> Disturb" flag that could be set prior to sending the database request and
> then released when it's done would be an alternative I guess. But is it
> possible?
> 
> 
> Thanks, and a merry x-mas!
> /Stefan
> 
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