condor_submit_dag¶

Manage and queue jobs within a specified DAG for execution on remote machines

Synopsis¶

condor_submit_dag [-help | -version ]

condor_submit_dag [-no_submit ] [-verbose ] [-force ] [-maxidle NumberOfProcs] [-maxjobs NumberOfClusters] [-dagman DagmanExecutable] [-maxpre NumberOfPreScripts] [-maxpost NumberOfPostScripts] [-notification value] [-noeventchecks ] [-allowlogerror ] [-r schedd_name] [-debug level] [-usedagdir ] [-outfile_dir directory] [-config ConfigFileName] [-insert_sub_file FileName] [-append Command] [-batch-name batch_name] [-autorescue 0|1] [-dorescuefrom number] [-allowversionmismatch ] [-no_recurse ] [-do_recurse ] [-update_submit ] [-import_env ] [-DumpRescue ] [-valgrind ] [-DontAlwaysRunPost ] [-AlwaysRunPost ] [-priority number] [-dont_use_default_node_log ] [-schedd-daemon-ad-file FileName] [-schedd-address-file FileName] [-suppress_notification ] [-dont_suppress_notification ] [-DoRecovery ] DAGInputFile1 [DAGInputFile2 …DAGInputFileN ]

Description¶

condor_submit_dag is the program for submitting a DAG (directed acyclic graph) of jobs for execution under HTCondor. The program enforces the job dependencies defined in one or more DAGInputFile s. Each DAGInputFile contains commands to direct the submission of jobs implied by the nodes of a DAG to HTCondor. Extensive documentation is in the HTCondor User Manual section on DAGMan.

Some options may be specified on the command line or in the configuration or in a node job’s submit description file. Precedence is given to command line options or configuration over settings from a submit description file. An example is e-mail notifications. When configuration variable DAGMAN_SUPPRESS_NOTIFICATION is its default value of True, and a node job’s submit description file contains

notification = Complete


e-mail will not be sent upon completion, as the value of DAGMAN_SUPPRESS_NOTIFICATION is enforced.

Options¶

-help
Display usage information and exit.
-version
Display version information and exit.
-no_submit
Produce the HTCondor submit description file for DAGMan, but do not submit DAGMan as an HTCondor job.
-verbose
Cause condor_submit_dag to give verbose error messages.
-force
Require condor_submit_dag to overwrite the files that it produces, if the files already exist. Note that dagman.out will be appended to, not overwritten. If new-style rescue DAG mode is in effect, and any new-style rescue DAGs exist, the -force flag will cause them to be renamed, and the original DAG will be run. If old-style rescue DAG mode is in effect, any existing old-style rescue DAGs will be deleted, and the original DAG will be run.
-maxidle NumberOfProcs
Sets the maximum number of idle procs allowed before condor_dagman stops submitting more node jobs. Note that for this argument, each individual proc within a cluster counts as a towards the limit, which is inconsistent with -maxjobs . Once idle procs start to run, condor_dagman will resume submitting jobs once the number of idle procs falls below the specified limit. NumberOfProcs is a non-negative integer. If this option is omitted, the number of idle procs is limited by the configuration variable DAGMAN_MAX_JOBS_IDLE (see Configuration File Entries for DAGMan), which defaults to 1000. To disable this limit, set NumberOfProcs to 0. Note that submit description files that queue multiple procs can cause the NumberOfProcs limit to be exceeded. Setting queue 5000 in the submit description file, where -maxidle is set to 250 will result in a cluster of 5000 new procs being submitted to the condor_schedd, not 250. In this case, condor_dagman will resume submitting jobs when the number of idle procs falls below 250.
-maxjobs NumberOfClusters
Sets the maximum number of clusters within the DAG that will be submitted to HTCondor at one time. Note that for this argument, each cluster counts as one job, no matter how many individual procs are in the cluster. NumberOfClusters is a non-negative integer. If this option is omitted, the number of clusters is limited by the configuration variable DAGMAN_MAX_JOBS_SUBMITTED (see Configuration File Entries for DAGMan), which defaults to 0 (unlimited).
-dagman DagmanExecutable
Allows the specification of an alternate condor_dagman executable to be used instead of the one found in the user’s path. This must be a fully qualified path.
-maxpre NumberOfPreScripts
Sets the maximum number of PRE scripts within the DAG that may be running at one time. NumberOfPreScripts is a non-negative integer. If this option is omitted, the number of PRE scripts is limited by the configuration variable DAGMAN_MAX_PRE_SCRIPTS (see Configuration File Entries for DAGMan), which defaults to 20.
-maxpost NumberOfPostScripts
Sets the maximum number of POST scripts within the DAG that may be running at one time. NumberOfPostScripts is a non-negative integer. If this option is omitted, the number of POST scripts is limited by the configuration variable DAGMAN_MAX_POST_SCRIPTS (see Configuration File Entries for DAGMan), which defaults to 20.
-notification value
Sets the e-mail notification for DAGMan itself. This information will be used within the HTCondor submit description file for DAGMan. This file is produced by condor_submit_dag. See the description of notification within condor_submit manual page for a specification of value.
-noeventchecks
This argument is no longer used; it is now ignored. Its functionality is now implemented by the DAGMAN_ALLOW_EVENTS configuration variable.
-allowlogerror
As of verson 8.5.5 this argument is no longer supported, and setting it will generate a warning.
-r schedd_name
Submit condor_dagman to a remote machine, specifically the condor_schedd daemon on that machine. The condor_dagman job will not run on the local condor_schedd (the submit machine), but on the specified one. This is implemented using the -remote option to condor_submit. Note that this option does not currently specify input files for condor_dagman, nor the individual nodes to be taken along! It is assumed that any necessary files will be present on the remote computer, possibly via a shared file system between the local computer and the remote computer. It is also necessary that the user has appropriate permissions to submit a job to the remote machine; the permissions are the same as those required to use condor_submit ‘s -remote option. If other options are desired, including transfer of other input files, consider using the -no_submit option, modifying the resulting submit file for specific needs, and then using condor_submit on that.
-debug level
Passes the the level of debugging output desired to condor_dagman. level is an integer, with values of 0-7 inclusive, where 7 is the most verbose output. See the condor_dagman manual page for detailed descriptions of these values. If not specified, no -debug v alue is passed to condor_dagman.
-usedagdir
This optional argument causes condor_dagman to run each specified DAG as if condor_submit_dag had been run in the directory containing that DAG file. This option is most useful when running multiple DAGs in a single condor_dagman. Note that the -usedagdir flag must not be used when running an old-style Rescue DAG.
-outfile_dir directory
Specifies the directory in which the .dagman.out file will be written. The directory may be specified relative to the current working directory as condor_submit_dag is executed, or specified with an absolute path. Without this option, the .dagman.out file is placed in the same directory as the first DAG input file listed on the command line.
-config ConfigFileName
Specifies a configuration file to be used for this DAGMan run. Note that the options specified in the configuration file apply to all DAGs if multiple DAGs are specified. Further note that it is a fatal error if the configuration file specified by this option conflicts with a configuration file specified in any of the DAG files, if they specify one.
-insert_sub_file FileName
Specifies a file to insert into the .condor.sub file created by condor_submit_dag. The specified file must contain only legal submit file commands. Only one file can be inserted. (If both the DAGMAN_INSERT_SUB_FILE configuration variable and -insert_sub_file are specified, -insert_sub_file overrides DAGMAN_INSERT_SUB_FILE.) The specified file is inserted into the .condor.sub file before the Queue command and before any commands specified with the -append option.
-append Command
Specifies a command to append to the .condor.sub file created by condor_submit_dag. The specified command is appended to the .condor.sub file immediately before the Queue command. Multiple commands are specified by using the -append option multiple times. Each new command is given in a separate -append option. Commands with spaces in them must be enclosed in double quotes. Commands specified with the -append option are appended to the .condor.sub file after commands inserted from a file specified by the -insert_sub_file option or the DAGMAN_INSERT_SUB_FILE configuration variable, so the -append command(s) will override commands from the inserted file if the commands conflict.
-batch-name batch_name
Set the batch name for this DAG/workflow. The batch name is displayed by condor_q -batch. It is intended for use by users to give meaningful names to their workflows and to influence how condor_q groups jobs for display. As of version 8.5.5, the batch name set with this argument is propagated to all node jobs of the given DAG (including sub-DAGs), overriding any batch names set in the individual submit files. Note: set the batch name to ‘ ‘ (space) to avoid overriding batch names specified in node job submit files. If no batch name is set, the batch name defaults to DagFile +cluster (where DagFile is the primary DAG file of the top-level DAGMan, and cluster is the HTCondor cluster of the top-level DAGMan); the default will override any lower-level batch names.
-autorescue 0|1
Whether to automatically run the newest rescue DAG for the given DAG file, if one exists (0 = false, 1 = true).
-dorescuefrom number
Forces condor_dagman to run the specified rescue DAG number for the given DAG. A value of 0 is the same as not specifying this option. Specifying a non-existent rescue DAG is a fatal error.
-allowversionmismatch
This optional argument causes condor_dagman to allow a version mismatch between condor_dagman itself and the .condor.sub file produced by condor_submit_dag (or, in other words, between condor_submit_dag and condor_dagman). WARNING! This option should be used only if absolutely necessary. Allowing version mismatches can cause subtle problems when running DAGs. (Note that, starting with version 7.4.0, condor_dagman no longer requires an exact version match between itself and the .condor.sub file. Instead, a “minimum compatible version” is defined, and any .condor.sub file of that version or newer is accepted.)
-no_recurse
This optional argument causes condor_submit_dag to not run itself recursively on nested DAGs (this is now the default; this flag has been kept mainly for backwards compatibility).
-do_recurse
This optional argument causes condor_submit_dag to run itself recursively on nested DAGs. The default is now that it does not run itself recursively; instead the .condor.sub files for nested DAGs are generated “lazily” by condor_dagman itself. DAG nodes specified with the SUBDAG EXTERNAL keyword or with submit file names ending in .condor.sub are considered nested DAGs. The DAGMAN_GENERATE_SUBDAG_SUBMITS configuration variable may be relevant.
-update_submit
This optional argument causes an existing .condor.sub file to not be treated as an error; rather, the .condor.sub file will be overwritten, but the existing values of -maxjobs, -maxidle, -maxpre, and -maxpost will be preserved.
-import_env
This optional argument causes condor_submit_dag to import the current environment into the environment command of the .condor.sub file it generates.
-DumpRescue
This optional argument tells condor_dagman to immediately dump a rescue DAG and then exit, as opposed to actually running the DAG. This feature is mainly intended for testing. The Rescue DAG file is produced whether or not there are parse errors reading the original DAG input file. The name of the file differs if there was a parse error.
-valgrind
This optional argument causes the submit description file generated for the submission of condor_dagman to be modified. The executable becomes valgrind run on condor_dagman, with a specific set of arguments intended for testing condor_dagman. Note that this argument is intended for testing purposes only. Using the -valgrind option without the necessary valgrind software installed will cause the DAG to fail. If the DAG does run, it will run much more slowly than usual.
-DontAlwaysRunPost
This option causes the submit description file generated for the submission of condor_dagman to be modified. It causes condor_dagman to not run the POST script of a node if the PRE script fails. (This was the default behavior prior to HTCondor version 7.7.2, and is again the default behavior from version 8.5.4 onwards.)
-AlwaysRunPost
This option causes the submit description file generated for the submission of condor_dagman to be modified. It causes condor_dagman to always run the POST script of a node, even if the PRE script fails. (This was the default behavior for HTCondor version 7.7.2 through version 8.5.3.)
-priority number
Sets the minimum job priority of node jobs submitted and running under the condor_dagman job submitted by this condor_submit_dag command.
-dont_use_default_node_log
This option is disabled as of HTCondor version 8.3.1. This causes a compatibility error if the HTCondor version number of the condor_schedd is 7.9.0 or older. Tells condor_dagman to use the file specified by the job ClassAd attribute UserLog to monitor job status. If this command line argument is used, then the job event log file cannot be defined with a macro.
-schedd-daemon-ad-file FileName
Specifies a full path to a daemon ad file dropped by a condor_schedd. Therefore this allows submission to a specific scheduler if several are available without repeatedly querying the condor_collector. The value for this argument defaults to the configuration attribute SCHEDD_DAEMON_AD_FILE.
-schedd-address-file FileName
Specifies a full path to an address file dropped by a condor_schedd. Therefore this allows submission to a specific scheduler if several are available without repeatedly querying the condor_collector. The value for this argument defaults to the configuration attribute SCHEDD_ADDRESS_FILE.
-suppress_notification
Causes jobs submitted by condor_dagman to not send email notification for events. The same effect can be achieved by setting configuration variable DAGMAN_SUPPRESS_NOTIFICATION to True. This command line option is independent of the -notification command line option, which controls notification for the condor_dagman job itself.
-dont_suppress_notification
Causes jobs submitted by condor_dagman to defer to content within the submit description file when deciding to send email notification for events. The same effect can be achieved by setting configuration variable DAGMAN_SUPPRESS_NOTIFICATION to False. This command line flag is independent of the -notification command line option, which controls notification for the condor_dagman job itself. If both -dont_suppress_notification and -suppress_notification are specified with the same command line, the last argument is used.
-DoRecovery
Causes condor_dagman to start in recovery mode. (This means that it reads the relevant job user log(s) and “catches up” to the given DAG’s previous state before submitting any new jobs.)

Exit Status¶

condor_submit_dag will exit with a status value of 0 (zero) upon success, and it will exit with the value 1 (one) upon failure.

Examples¶

To run a single DAG:

% condor_submit_dag diamond.dag


To run a DAG when it has already been run and the output files exist:

% condor_submit_dag -force diamond.dag


To run a DAG, limiting the number of idle node jobs in the DAG to a maximum of five:

% condor_submit_dag -maxidle 5 diamond.dag


To run a DAG, limiting the number of concurrent PRE scripts to 10 and the number of concurrent POST scripts to five:

% condor_submit_dag -maxpre 10 -maxpost 5 diamond.dag


To run two DAGs, each of which is set up to run in its own directory:

% condor_submit_dag -usedagdir dag1/diamond1.dag dag2/diamond2.dag


Author¶

Center for High Throughput Computing, University of Wisconsin-Madison