The Job Wrapper Class is instantiated with arguments tailored for running a particular job. The JobWrapper starts a thread for execution of the job and a Watchdog Agent that can monitor its progress.

JobWrapper options
  BufferLimit = 10485760
  CleanUpFlag = True
  DefaultCatalog = []
  DefaultCPUTime = 600
  DefaultErrorFile = 'std.err'
  DefaultOutputFile = 'std.out'
  DiskSE = ['-disk', '-DST', '-USER']
  MasterCatalogOnlyFlag = True
  MaxJobPeekLines = 20
  OutputSandboxLimit = 1024 * 1024 * 10
  # Retry the upload of the output file if only one output SE is defined
  RetryUpload = False
  TapeSE = ['-tape', '-RDST', '-RAW']
class DIRAC.WorkloadManagementSystem.JobWrapper.JobWrapper.ExecutionThread(spObject, cmd, maxPeekLines, stdoutFile, stderrFile, exeEnv)

Bases: Thread

__init__(spObject, cmd, maxPeekLines, stdoutFile, stderrFile, exeEnv)

This constructor should always be called with keyword arguments. Arguments are:

group should be None; reserved for future extension when a ThreadGroup class is implemented.

target is the callable object to be invoked by the run() method. Defaults to None, meaning nothing is called.

name is the thread name. By default, a unique name is constructed of the form “Thread-N” where N is a small decimal number.

args is a list or tuple of arguments for the target invocation. Defaults to ().

kwargs is a dictionary of keyword arguments for the target invocation. Defaults to {}.

If a subclass overrides the constructor, it must make sure to invoke the base class constructor (Thread.__init__()) before doing anything else to the thread.

property daemon

A boolean value indicating whether this thread is a daemon thread.

This must be set before start() is called, otherwise RuntimeError is raised. Its initial value is inherited from the creating thread; the main thread is not a daemon thread and therefore all threads created in the main thread default to daemon = False.

The entire Python program exits when only daemon threads are left.


Return a string used for identification purposes only.

This method is deprecated, use the name attribute instead.

property ident

Thread identifier of this thread or None if it has not been started.

This is a nonzero integer. See the get_ident() function. Thread identifiers may be recycled when a thread exits and another thread is created. The identifier is available even after the thread has exited.


Return whether this thread is a daemon.

This method is deprecated, use the daemon attribute instead.


Return whether the thread is alive.

This method returns True just before the run() method starts until just after the run() method terminates. See also the module function enumerate().


Wait until the thread terminates.

This blocks the calling thread until the thread whose join() method is called terminates – either normally or through an unhandled exception or until the optional timeout occurs.

When the timeout argument is present and not None, it should be a floating point number specifying a timeout for the operation in seconds (or fractions thereof). As join() always returns None, you must call is_alive() after join() to decide whether a timeout happened – if the thread is still alive, the join() call timed out.

When the timeout argument is not present or None, the operation will block until the thread terminates.

A thread can be join()ed many times.

join() raises a RuntimeError if an attempt is made to join the current thread as that would cause a deadlock. It is also an error to join() a thread before it has been started and attempts to do so raises the same exception.

property name

A string used for identification purposes only.

It has no semantics. Multiple threads may be given the same name. The initial name is set by the constructor.

property native_id

Native integral thread ID of this thread, or None if it has not been started.

This is a non-negative integer. See the get_native_id() function. This represents the Thread ID as reported by the kernel.


Method representing the thread activity. This one overrides the ~threading.Thread run method

sendOutput(stdid, line)

Set whether this thread is a daemon.

This method is deprecated, use the .daemon property instead.


Set the name string for this thread.

This method is deprecated, use the name attribute instead.


Start the thread’s activity.

It must be called at most once per thread object. It arranges for the object’s run() method to be invoked in a separate thread of control.

This method will raise a RuntimeError if called more than once on the same thread object.

class DIRAC.WorkloadManagementSystem.JobWrapper.JobWrapper.JobWrapper(jobID=None, jobReport=None)

Bases: object

The only user of the JobWrapper is the JobWrapperTemplate

__init__(jobID=None, jobReport=None)

Standard constructor


The main execution method of the Job Wrapper


Perform any final actions to clean up after job execution.


Initializes parameters and environment for job.


Outputs for a job may be treated here.


Input data is resolved here using a VO specific plugin module.


Create and send a combined job failover request if any

sendJobAccounting(status='', minorStatus='')

Send WMS accounting data.


Downloads the input sandbox for the job

DIRAC.WorkloadManagementSystem.JobWrapper.JobWrapper.rescheduleFailedJob(jobID, minorStatus, jobReport=None)

Function for rescheduling a jobID, setting a minorStatus