On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Dannon Baker <dannonba...@me.com> wrote: >> On a related point, I've noticed sometimes one child job from a split task >> can fail, yet the rest of the child jobs continue to run on the cluster >> wasting >> CPU time. As soon as one child job dies (assuming there are no plans for >> attempting a retry), I would like the parent task to kill all the other >> children, >> and fail itself. I suppose you could merge the output of any children which >> did finish... but it would be simpler not to bother. > > Right now, yes, this would make sense- I'll see about adding it.
Great. > Ultimately we want to build in a mechanism for retrying child tasks that > fail due to cluster errors, etc, so it isn't necessary to rerun the entire > job. That could be helpful - but also rather fiddly for detecting when it is appropriate to retry a job or now. For the split-tasks, right now I'm finding some child-jobs fail when the OS kills them due to running out of RAM - in which case a neat idea would be to further sub-divide the jobs and resubmit. This is probably over-engineering though... KISS principle. Peter ___________________________________________________________ Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/