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Re: How does the --halt 2 option kill off all jobs?

From: Martin d'Anjou
Subject: Re: How does the --halt 2 option kill off all jobs?
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:30:16 -0400
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On 15-04-20 06:53 PM, Ole Tange wrote:
On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 8:06 PM, Martin d'Anjou
<address@hidden> wrote:

The --halt 2 documentation says:
"Kill off all jobs immediately and exit without clean up."

When I look in the source, I see in Job::should_we_halt() a call to the exit


but I do not see a call that kills all the jobs.

I am confused. Does the exit() statement kill all the jobs? What code kills
off all jobs when --halt 2 is specified?
You are right: GNU Parallel just exits. It should kill the children first.

Implemented in git version.


Thank you Ole!

I should say that I am very happy about all the recent changes you have made (I just looked at the git repo), not just for the halt feature but for the ones I have been writing about on this list.

I have been attempting to do them myself but it is hard for me to determine the best way, plus I was unable to determine if the "old" behaviour should be preserved for backward compatibility. I see that you are moving forward, which is simpler and easier.

Yesterday I wanted to unroll the kill loop in Job::kill(), but I was not sure. Now I see that you have done just that in killall().

If there is anything I can do to help, let me know.

I will start using the git HEAD for a few experiments, and I will wait for your next release before pushing to production.

Thank you again.


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