How To Config Run One Job And Exit

How to configure HTCondor on a worker node to run one job and then exit

This recipe configures the master and startd on an execute node to exit after the startd runs precisely one job to completion. This behavior is often desirable in a glide-in situation.

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# Tell the master to wait a real long time before restarting the startd,
# since when the startd exits we don't want to restart it, we want to go
# away.
#
MASTER_BACKOFF_CONSTANT = 999999

#
# Set CLAIM_WORKLIFE to one second.  This tells the startd to go back
# to Unclaimed/Idle state after any job that runs for more than one
# second completes.
#
CLAIM_WORKLIFE = 1

#
# Modify Start expression so we will not accept a second job after
# the first one completes and the startd goes back to Idle.
#
START = (TotalTimeClaimedBusy =?= UNDEFINED || \\
         TotalTimeClaimedBusy =?= 0 ) \\
         &&  ( $(START) )

#
# Shutdown startd if we are currently idle and have ever been busy
# in the past.
#
STARTD.DAEMON_SHUTDOWN = (Activity=="Idle") && \
   ((TotalTimeClaimedBusy =!= UNDEFINED) && (TotalTimeClaimedBusy > 0))

#
# Shutdown the master if the startd exits.  Note that if
# STARTD_StartTime is zero, that the startd is not currently running.
#
MASTER.DAEMON_SHUTDOWN = (STARTD_StartTime =?= 0)