airavata-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Eroma Abeysinghe <>
Subject Re: Experiment Cancellation
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:03:55 GMT
My questions and thoughts on Experiment cancellation
1. What are we going to do for output or partial output of the job at the
time of cancelling?
    Are we going to discard or make them available for the experiment. Are
we safe keeping all the job information, messages on CANCELLED jobs or
discard them as well?

2. Are we going to allow editing for CANCELLED or CANCELLING experiments?
IMO we should not. because allowing editing is required if its going to

3. With existing experiment and job states we need to decide which are
going to be CANCELLED
Out of Airavata Experiment states Cancellation should be allowed for states;
Cancellation should be communicated to resources if the job states are;

There is SUSPENDED state in both experiment and job but is this a currently
active state?

4. Cloning will be available for CANCELLED and CANCELLING experiments.

5. In Experiment Summary we should display any errors took place in
cancelling process

On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 9:01 AM, Marlon Pierce <> wrote:

> There is an advantage for task (or job) state to capture the information
> that really comes from the machine (completed, cancelled, failed, etc), and
> for experiment state to be set to canceled by Airavata.  That is, there
> should be parts of Airavata that capture machine-specific state information
> about the job for logging/auditing purposes.
> * Airavata issues "cancel" command to job in "launched" or "executing"
> state.
> * Airavata confirms that the job has left the queue or is no longer
> executing. This could be machine-specific, but the main question is "has
> the job left the queue?" or "is the job no longer in executing state?"  I
> don't think it is "if this is trestles, and since we issued a qdel command,
> is the job marked as completed; of if this is stampede, is the job now
> marked as failed?"
> * If the job cancel works, the Airavata marks this as canceled.
> * If cancel fails for some reason, don't change the Experiment state but
> throw an error.
> Marlon
> On 8/13/14, 2:57 AM, Lahiru Gunathilake wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have few concerns about experiment cancellation. When we want to cancel
>> and experiment we have to run a particular command in the computing
>> resource. Based on the computing resource different resources show the job
>> status of the cancelled jobs in a different way. Ex: trestles shows the
>> cancelled jobs as completed, some other machines show it as as cancelled,
>> some might show it as failed.
>> I think we should replicated this information in the JobDetails object as
>> the Job status and make sure the Experiments and Task statuses as
>> cancelled. The other approach is when we cancel we explicitly make all the
>> states in the experiment model (experiments,tasks,job states as cancelled)
>> as cancelled and manually handle the state we get from the computing
>> resource.
>> My concerns should we really hide that information shown in the computing
>> resource from the Job status we are storing in to the registry ? or leave
>> it as it is and handle other statuses to represent the cancelled
>> experiments ? If we make everything cancel there will be inconsistency in
>> the JobStatus.
>> WDYT ?
>> Lahiru

Thank You,
Best Regards,

View raw message