Job dependency terminology

  • Job dependency: The start of a job depends on the state of other jobs.

  • Parent jobs: Jobs that other jobs depend on.

  • Child jobs: Jobs that cannot start until other jobs have reached a specific state.

Example: If job2 depends on job1 (meaning that job2 cannot start until job1 reaches a specific state), then job2 is the child job and job1 is the parent job.