[GE users] -sync y with DRMAA

Daniel Templeton Dan.Templeton at Sun.COM
Thu May 17 07:18:40 BST 2007


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Rayson,

While it isn't explicitly in the spec, the intention of the runJob() and 
runBulkJobs() routines is that they do not block waiting for job 
finish.  I will bring the issue up on the DRMAA mailing list as 
something that needs to be clarified.

Daniel

Rayson Ho wrote:
> Dan,
>
> I just read issue 2253... Is it possible for the DRMAA layer to
> quietly wait for the job when it finds the existance of -sync??
>
> Rayson
>
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2253
>
>
> On 5/16/07, Daniel Templeton <Dan.Templeton at sun.com> wrote:
>> The reason for the error is that
>> the -sync option is localized to qsub; the qmaster doesn't know anything
>> about it.  qsub translates it into a wait() call.  It's a flaw that
>> DRMAA allowed the -sync option to be passed to the qmaster.  I'll look
>> into it and file a bug.
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>> Jeff White wrote:
>> > When I submit a job with "-sync y" in the native specification of a
>> > JobTemplate I get
>> >
>> > org.ggf.drmaa.DeniedByDrmException: Unknown option -sync y
>> >
>> > Am I correct in assuming this option doesn't work with DRMAA and I
>> > must use the synchronize() method instead? In my case I have a
>> > separate thread that uses wait(JOB_IDS_SESSION_ANY) to process
>> > completed jobs. It may be convenient to have runJob() be able to be
>> > synchronous itself. I'm guessing this is not feasible.
>> >
>> > thanks,
>> > jeff
>> >
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