suspends unfinished jobs


bstop [-a] [-app application_profile_name] [-g job_group_name] [-sla service_class_name] [-J job_name] [-m host_name | -m host_group] [-q queue_name] [-u user_name | -u user_group | -u all] [0] [job_ID ... | "job_ID[index]"] ...
bstop [-h | -V]


Suspends unfinished jobs.

By default, sends the SIGSTOP signal to sequential jobs and the SIGTSTP signal to parallel jobs to suspend them.

You must specify a job ID or -g, -J, -m, -u, or -q. You cannot suspend a job that is already suspended. Specify job ID 0 (zero) to stop multiple jobs.

Only root and LSF administrators can operate on jobs submitted by other users.

Use bresume to resume suspended jobs.

An administrator can use bstop on a job stopped by the user (in the state USUSP) to prevent the user from resuming the job.

You can also use bkill -s STOP to send the suspend signal to a job or use bkill -s TSTP to suspend one or more parallel jobs. Use bkill -s CONT to send a resume signal to a job.

If a signal request fails to reach the job execution host, LSF retries the operation later when the host becomes reachable. LSF retries the most recent signal request.



Suspends all the jobs that satisfy other options (-g, -m, -q, -u, and -J).


Suspends all jobs.

-app application_profile_name

Suspends only jobs associated with the specified application profile. You must specify an existing application profile.

-g job_group_name

Suspends only jobs in the specified job group.

-J job_name

Suspends only jobs with the specified name.

The job name can be up to 4094 characters long. Job names are not unique.

The wildcard character (*) can be used anywhere within a job name, but cannot appear within array indices. For example job* returns jobA and jobarray[1], *AAA*[1] returns the first element in all job arrays with names containing AAA, however job1[*] will not return anything since the wildcard is within the array index.

-m host_name | -m host_group

Suspends only jobs dispatched to the specified host or host group.

-q queue_name

Suspends only jobs in the specified queue.

-sla service_class_name

Suspends jobs belonging to the specified service class.

Use bsla to display the properties of service classes configured in LSB_CONFDIR/cluster_name/configdir/lsb.serviceclasses (see lsb.serviceclasses(5)) and dynamic information about the state of each configured service class.

-u user_name | -u user_group | -u all

Suspends only jobs owned by the specified user or user group, or all users if the keyword all is specified. To specify a Windows user account, include the domain name in uppercase letters and use a single backslash (DOMAIN_NAME\user_name) in a Windows command line or a double backslash (DOMAIN_NAME\\user_name) in a UNIX command line.

job_ID ... | "job_ID[index]" ...

Suspends only the specified jobs. Jobs submitted by any user can be specified here without using the -u option.


Prints command usage to stderr and exits.


Prints LSF release version to stderr and exits.


bstop 314

Suspends job number 314.

bstop -m hostA

Suspends the invoker’s last job that was dispatched to host hostA.

bstop -u jsmith 0

Suspends all the jobs submitted by user jsmith.

bstop -u all 

Suspends the last submitted job in the LSF system.

bstop -u all 0 

Suspends all jobs for all users in the LSF system.

bstop -g /risk_group/consolidate 0

Suspends all jobs in the job group /risk_group/consolidate.

bstop -app fluent 0

Suspends all jobs associated with the application profile fluent.

See also

bsub(1), bjobs(1), bqueues(1), bhosts(1), bresume(1), bkill(1), bapp(1), bgadd(1), bgdel(1), bjgroup(1), bparams(5), mbatchd(8), kill(1), signal(2) lsb.params(5)