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Job Timeout & Kill Job Does Not Halt Job Steps #2911

dirkniblick opened this Issue Nov 1, 2017 · 2 comments


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dirkniblick commented Nov 1, 2017

Issue type: Bug report

My Rundeck detail

  • Rundeck version: 2.10.0-1
  • install type: RPM
  • OS Name/version: CentOS 7
  • DB Type/version: MySQL (MariaDB)

Expected Behavior
Per documentation: "You can set a maximum runtime for a job. If the runtime exceeds this value, the job will be halted (as if a user had killed it.)"

Actual Behavior
The execution halts, but the step(s) don't. Now, I realize the language up there doesn't say that the steps are halted, but I would assume that the execution halting while orphaning its steps is not "Expected Behavior" (it certainly wasn't to me).

How to reproduce Behavior
I created a job which runs a sleep statement on a remote host (via either a command or inline script) with a timeout set. The sleep command continues to run on the remote host after the job is timed out.


Also, I tried "killing" the job and the sleep statement just kept on going...

EDIT: This applies to jobs "executed locally" too.


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dirkniblick commented Nov 1, 2017

Apparently, this sort of thing has been on the radar for awhile: #802 + #1038 + #1045 + #1238 + #2235

I realize I can create an ${option.timeout} and add "timeout ${option.timeout}" to the beginning of every command, but that seems really sloppy. I mean, I tried that, adding ${option.timeout} to the job's Timeout, but then the job shows as "Failed" rather than "Timed out".

Also, if a job has multiple steps, how do you setup a timeout for the whole job? Create ${option.timeout1}, ${option.timeout2}, ... and then "timeout ${option.timeout1} sleep 60", "timeout ${option.timeout2}" ...

@dirkniblick dirkniblick changed the title from Job Timeout Not Working to Job Timeout & Kill Job Does Not Halt Job Steps Nov 1, 2017


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ahonor commented Nov 14, 2017

One idea is to make timeout an inherent action for any kind of step.

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