condor_drain man page

condor_drainControl draining of an execute machine

Synopsis

condor_drain[-help]

condor_drain[-debug] [-pool pool-name] [-graceful | -quick | -fast] [-resume-on-completion] [-check expr] machine-name

condor_drain[-debug] [-pool pool-name] -cancel[-request-id id] machine-name

Description

condor_drainis an administrative command used to control the draining of all slots on an execute machine. When a machine is draining, it will not accept any new jobs. Which machine to drain is specified by the argument machine-name, and will be the same as the machine ClassAd attribute  Machine .

How currently running jobs are treated depends on the draining schedule that is chosen with a command-line option:

-graceful

Initiate a graceful eviction of the job. This means all promises that have been made to the job are honored, including  MaxJobRetirementTime . The eviction of jobs is coordinated to reduce idle time. This means that if one slot has a job with a long retirement time and the other slots have jobs with shorter retirement times, the effective retirement time for all of the jobs is the longer one. If no draining schedule is specified, -gracefulis chosen by default.

-quick

MaxJobRetirementTime is not honored. Eviction of jobs is immediately initiated. Jobs are given time to shut down and produce checkpoints, according to the usual policy, that is, given by  MachineMaxVacateTime .

-fast

Jobs are immediately hard-killed, with no chance to gracefully shut down or produce a checkpoint.

Once draining is complete, the machine will enter the Drained/Idle state. To resume normal operation (negotiation) at that time or any previous time during draining, the -canceloption may be used. The -resume-on-completionoption results in automatic resumption of normal operation once draining has completed, and may be used when initiating draining. This is useful for forcing a machine with a partitionable slots to join all of the resources back together into one machine, facilitating de-fragmentation and whole machine negotiation.

Options

-help

Display brief usage information and exit.

-debug

Causes debugging information to be sent to  stderr , based on the value of the configuration variable  TOOL_DEBUG .

-pool pool-name

Specify an alternate HTCondor pool, if the default one is not desired.

-graceful

(the default) Honor the maximum vacate and retirement time policy.

-quick

Honor the maximum vacate time, but not the retirement time policy.

-fast

Honor neither the maximum vacate time policy nor the retirement time policy.

-resume-on-completion

When done draining, resume normal operation, such that potentially the whole machine could be claimed.

-check expr

Abort draining, if  expr is not true for all slots to be drained.

-cancel

Cancel a prior draining request, to permit the condor_negotiatorto use the machine again.

-request-id id

Specify a specific draining request to cancel, where idis given by the  DrainingRequestId machine ClassAd attribute.

Exit Status

condor_drainwill exit with a non-zero status value if it fails and zero status if it succeeds.

Author

Center for High Throughput Computing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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