[GE users] qdel
Mark.Olesen at emcontechnologies.com
Tue Sep 18 13:49:17 BST 2007
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> I have an application that detects the presence of a file ".isstopping" to
kill its paralell child processes
> on different hosts. I wan't this file to be created upon a "qdel"
invocation for this specific application.
> My initial focus was the "PE" stop_procedure, but it's only executed AFTER
the completion of the job-script,
> so that won't help me much.
> I need to catch the "qdel" and act on this by creating that file and wait
for some time before killing the
> job to let the application finish up.
> My question is: How would I achieve this in a good way?
> I've read something about trapping SIGKILL or SIGTERM, but I'd figure
there are good ideas out there....
You could try with the qsub '-notify' option.
As an example, we have a few daemonized programs that run parallel to our
echo "(**) start auxiliary processes"
trap '' EXIT ## no further need to cleanup
echo "(**) kill auxiliary processes"
echo "(**) stop auxiliary processes"
# Before starting:
# with '-notify' we receive
# STOP => USR1 (suspend)
# KILL => USR2 (kill)
trap 'kill_aux' USR1 USR2
trap 'stop_aux' EXIT
You'll likely have to play with the notify time to make sure you have enough
time for the application to react before the final STOP/KILL signals get
I also noticed some strangeness with OpenMPI and these signals, but haven't
tried it again recently.
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