[GE users] Specifying max retry on a job?

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 26 16:58:57 BST 2006


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Hi Reuti,
     Your suggestion works beautifully, thanks very much!

Cheers,

Peter B

--- Reuti <reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Am 26.08.2006 um 10:30 schrieb Peter Bowmar:
> 
> > Hi,
> >       Short time listener, first time poster :) I'm using SGE 6 to
> > render frames of animations, it works very well for that. I'm
> curious,
> > since I can't find it mentioned in the docs or the Qmon interface,
> how
> > do I specify a max limit on the number of times a job is re-run?
> >       If I get a bad frame for some reason that exits with error
> code
> > greater than 0, I exit with 99, which nicely triggers a re-run.
> > However, in some cases, it will just keep crashing (bug in  
> > renderer, or
> > my shaders or whatever) and I don't want it to keep re-running,
> > essentially plugging up the queue with failing tasks.
> 
> what about:
> 
> qalter -v COUNT=$value $JOB_ID
> 
> before the exit 99. The variable COUNT (or any you like) can be  
> tested in
> the script (nodes must be a submit host in this case).
> 
> >       Also, if there is a better source of docs than the ones
> shipped
> > with SGE (they're bare-bones to say the least :) please point me at
> > them. This list seems to be the definitive source of knowledge but
> I
> > don't want to keep posting questions that have answers elsewhere.
> 
> You can use the SUN docs:
> 
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/documentation.html
> 
>   - Reuti
> 
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