action #31069


Job life cycle not always covered by events

Added by AdamWill about 6 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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I'm currently working with events, again. It would be beneficial to this work if all job life cycles were fully covered by events, unless something truly weird happens - i.e. for every openqa_job_create event that happens, there should be a corresponding job-went-away event: at least one of openqa_job_cancel, openqa_job_done, or possibly openqa_job_delete). However, I don't believe this is currently the case.

To give a specific example: cancelling (or, I think, restarting or duplicating) a job with children that are scheduled, but not running. Any children that are running should get an openqa_job_done...I think?...but I don't believe scheduled children do. If I'm following the flow correctly, their state just gets changed in the database, but no event is emitted. So anything that's trying to follow the life cycle of a given job by events will be left hanging, wondering what happened to it.

Also, cancelling an ISO emits 'openqa_cancel_iso' and then just calls the database cancel_by_settings (not the web API one, which emits events) on the ISO value. Again I think this will result in job_done events for running jobs (I don't totally remember how that happens - I think it's because ultimately a 'stop doing that!' signal is sent to the worker, and the worker winds up going back through the web API to say 'I stopped now!', or something like that), but no specific events for scheduled jobs. Anything trying to keep track of job life cycles would have to catch the cancel_by_settings message and do quite a lot of work to figure out which previously-scheduled jobs just got cancelled.

I don't know if this is a goal of openQA at all, and if so how high a priority fixing it would be, but I thought it was worth bringing up, at least.

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Related to openQA Project - coordination #32851: [tools][EPIC] Scheduling redesignResolvedokurz2018-05-05


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