Configuring delayed job priorities with Cloud Controller

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You can change the priority of delayed jobs with the Cloud Controller in Cloud Foundry Application Runtime.

Cloud Controller and job priority

Cloud Foundry Application Runtime creates delayed jobs as it performs certain asynchronous actions, such as DELETE v3/buildbacks/[GUID]. These jobs are processed asynchronously by multiple worker processes.

By default, all jobs have the same priority of 0. Job priorities of higher numerical values are lower than job priorities of lower numerical values. Conversely, job priorities of negative numerical values are higher than job priorities of positive numerical values. For example, the Cloud Controller schedules a job with a priority of -1 before a job with a priority of 0, and schedules a job with a priority of 1 before a job with a priority of 0.

When a job fails, the Cloud Controller might reschedule the job and give it a lower priority, depending on how the job is configured. When the Cloud Controller reschedules a failed job and gives it a lower priority, it doubles the priority each time the job fails: first from 0 to 1, then to 2, then 4, then 8, and so on. Each time a job receives a lower priority, the time until the Cloud Controller schedules its next run increases accordingly. In the logs for some Cloud Controller components, this scheduled time appears in the run_at column of the delayed_jobs table.

When a job with a priority of negative numerical value fails multiple times, the Cloud Controller lowers its priority to 0, then doubles its priority afterward.

Delayed jobs

In the logs for some Cloud Controller components, you can view a jobs that have been delayed in the delayed_jobs table.

The following list contains the display_name of each job in the delayed_jobs table that you can configure with a different default priority:

  • service_binding.delete

  • organization.delete

  • space.delete

  • service_instance.delete

  • service_key.delete

  • service_key.delete

  • service_key.delete

  • app_model.delete

  • buildpack.delete

  • domain.delete

  • droplet_model.delete

  • droplet_model.delete

  • quota_definition.delete

  • packages_model.delete

  • role.delete

  • route.delete

  • security_group.delete

  • service_broker.delete

  • space_quota_definition.delete

  • user.delete

  • space.apply_manifest

  • admin.clear_buildpack_cache

  • service_instance.create

  • service_bindings.create

  • buildpack.upload

  • space.delete_unmapped_routes

  • service_keys.delete

  • service_instance.update

  • service_route_bindings.create

  • service_route_bindings.delete

  • service_keys.create

  • droplet.upload

  • service_bindings.delete

  • service_broker.catalog.synchronize

  • service_broker.update

Overriding the default priority of a job

You can override the default priority for the jobs listed in Delayed Jobs above by creating an operations file in YAML format that contains a list of job names and their new priorities.

The following example shows an operations file that gives the space.apply_manifest job the highest priority and configures the cloud_controller_ng job to run it before any other job:

- type: replace
  path: /instance_groups/name=api/jobs/name=cloud_controller_ng/properties/cc/jobs?/priorities?
    space.apply_manifest: -10

For more information about operations files, see the BOSH documentation.

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