[GE users] Waiting for any of a number of jobs via DRMAA-python

fy fly at anydata.co.uk
Wed Jun 24 02:53:38 BST 2009

hoffman wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using drmaa-python 0.4a2 and SGE 6.1u5 to submit a number of jobs.
> I would like my script to be informed when any of these complete.
> Session.synchronize() will only tell me when all of them are complete.
> Is there a way to do this short of continuously polling each individual
> job with Session.wait(), which seems like it would be a big waste of
> resources?
> Thanks,
> Michael

I haven't used the python bindings, however, assuming Session.wait() in 
python is same as drmaa_wait() in C, then you should be able to pass 
DRMAA_JOB_IDS_SESSION_ANY, or the python equivalent, as the job id, and 
that should do what you're asking for.


Fred Youhanaie


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