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PAPI error code 4



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    Sushma Chaluvadi

    Hello Seunghun,

    There is a global, absolute limit on how long a PAPI VM can run, which is most likely 7 days which is why the task failed at the approximate 168 hours (1 week). We believe the source of the “user specified operation timeout” refers to PAPI’s role as a user of Compute Engine.
    You can try to do some parallelization of the task to help reduce the runtime so it does not hit the limit.


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    Hi! I know this is an old thread but I am running into the same issue.


    Is there really no way to get around this 7 day time limit? Is this a limit imposed by Google or by Terra?



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    Samantha (she/her)

    Hi tmajarian,

    Unfortunately, there is no way around the time limit. Currently, Terra only supports jobs up to 168 hours (7 days). However, we do have a feature request to allow users to configure the limit: You can upvote the post and add a comment, which our product team will take into consideration when prioritizing the requests.



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