[GE users] runBulkJobs() and PARAMETRIC_INDEX

Nick Burdan nburdan at rainmaker.com
Tue Oct 7 18:39:55 BST 2008


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So the PARAMETRIC_INDEX gets replaced in job paths....any idea how to 
pass this value to the job?  It would be nice if it could be passed in 
the args but it doesn't get replaced there...how are people passing this 
value to their jobs?

Thanks,
Nick

Nick Burdan wrote:
> Hi Rayson,
> Woops the answer is there in the example.  Works great!  Thanks for 
> replying.
>
> Best,
> Nick
>
> Rayson Ho wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 9:04 PM, Nick Burdan <nburdan at rainmaker.com> wrote:
>>   
>>> Hi Guys,
>>> I'm using runBulkJobs() and I'm not sure how to use the PARAMETRIC_INDEX
>>> placeholder.  I'm using the python DRMAA extensions and the first thing I am
>>> trying to do is get separate log files going, but it is not working:
>>>     
>>
>> Are you able to get the job submitted to qmaster?? Do the job run??
>>
>>   
>>> How does one use the PARAMETRIC_INDEX placeholder?  Where and when does it
>>> get replaced?
>>>     
>>
>> There is an example in the DRMAA-python package -- see examples/example.py
>>
>> I am not a Python programmer, my answers are based on reading the code...
>>
>> 1) PARAMETRIC_INDEX gets defined as DRMAA_PLACEHOLDER_INCR which is
>> actually "$drmaa_incr_ph$" in the Python binding (see:
>> swig_const_table)
>> 2) the drmaa library replaces "$drmaa_incr_ph$" with string "$TASK_ID"
>> before submitting the job to qmaster.
>> 3) When the execd finds that the output/error file path has the
>> "$TASK_ID" magic value, it expands it to the actual task id (in
>> function expand_path() - only if it is a real array job).
>>
>> Rayson
>>
>>   
>>> Thanks,
>>> Nick
>>>
>>>     
>>
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