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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Spectrum LSF
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 12, 2018

To be able to kill a specific process from a job

Hello,

Sometimes, a job is completely stucked due to a specific process. Customer doesn't want to kill the whole job because he is waiting for the result of job.

Would it possible to add the ability to kill a specific process from a job without killing the whole job ?

Thanks you and best regards

  • Guest
    May 19, 2019

    lsrun is the only existing internal communication channel that could be used for this.
    If you disable lsrun, then an alternative would be to use ssh with the lsf-pam module to selectively allow a user to login to a node where they had work running to kill the process.

    Implementing an additional communication channel to kill a specific process could not be done as a patch.

  • Guest
    Feb 27, 2019

    To reply IBM_Systems_Developer:

    Many administrators choose to disable lsrun to avoid users from running high load jobs, bypassing LSF queues.

  • Guest
    Jan 4, 2019

    Is there any reason why the user cannot either ssh to the node and kill the process, or use lsrun?
    $lsrun -m gnbsx50588 kill 21851

  • Guest
    Jan 3, 2019

    That's a sweet requirement. It's what I call a gold nugget. I could see something along the lines of a PS line for the job too. That line would be captured at the running of bjobs and would provide all the processes in the control group, you could then use a command like:

    bpkill jobid [-m hostname] pid1 ...

    Very nice requirement indeed! Thanks!!!