LCMAPS Tracking GroupID plugin
Tracking Group IDs are added to batch jobs to be able to track them regardless if they escape the process tree.
Batch systems that use this feature are:
- Sun Grid Engine (SGE, now known as the Oracle Grid Engine)
- Condor-C batch system
Other batch systems are known to have the feature, but it doesn't seem to be used in (known) Grid deployments:
Why do we need this plugin?
Processes are nested. They are always spawned from another process. The root is the init process, which is the first process that comes alive when the system boots.
Here is an example process tree on a PBS/Torque based cluster Worker Node:
init-+ ├─pbs_mom │ ├─bash │ │ └─1337.stro.n /var/spool/pbs/mom_priv/jobs/1337.stro.nikhef.nl.SC │ │ └─jobwrapper /opt/lcg/libexec/jobwrapper ./CREAM31337_jobWrapper.sh │ │ └─CREAM31337_ -l ./CREAM31337_jobWrapper.sh │ │ └─perl -e... │ │ ├─perl -e...