[GE users] qdel

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue Sep 18 14:15:13 BST 2007

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Am 18.09.2007 um 14:36 schrieb Lönroth Erik:

> 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.

so your parallel application isn't tightly integrated with SGE, as  
otherwise the child processes would be killed by SGE automatically.  
Which parallel library are you using?

-- Reuti

> 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....
> I'm on SGE 6.0u8
> Regards
> /Erik

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