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  2. JENKINS-11257

Stopping a parent job doesn't stop the triggered child jobs


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      Assume you have a job A that launch a child Job B and that job A has to wait Job B finished to continue its steps.

      If you stopped job A while job B is processing, the job B isn't stopped.
      It should be stopped.

      I have a parent job "Parent" that triggers child jobs "Child(1-N)", and then blocks waiting for them to finish.

      1. Start Parent job.
      2. Wait for children to launch.
      3. Abort Parent job.

      Current result: 
      Parent job aborts but children continue to run. If the child jobs have no meaning outside of the parent, then child jobs have to be manually aborted.

      I can see why you would want this behavior. It is certainly the correct behavior in the "post-build step" case. It is probably correct in the "non-blocking build step" case. In the case of the parent build blocking on children completing, there are definitely scenarios where it is not.

      Desired Enhancement:
      When "Block on child job completion" checkbox is checked, a list of options is shown. Add option to the list: "Child job action when parent job is aborted". Values: "None, continue running (default)", "Abort immediately".


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                huybrechts huybrechts
                nicolas_godelu Nicolas Godelu
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