Bug #17775

Updated by Ward Vandewege 4 months ago

When a preemptible node is shut down by the cloud provider while running a workflow, the container is automatically requeued. From the user's perspective, it looks like a container is runnning and then suddenly disappears and gets replaced with a new one that in the 'queued' state.

The user should be able to see what happened ("container was stopped and requeued because the cloud node failed/preemptible instance was stopped"). More generally, it would be nice if for a given CR, the user could see *all* the containers that were created/started/failed (and the relevant timestamps) for that CR in wb/wb2. Right now, when a container fails and automatically requeued, that is quite hard to see.

The cloud providers send a signal when a preemptible node is going to be shut down; ideally we'd catch that and log it, and bubble that up to the user.