ray.shutdown(_exiting_interpreter: bool = False)[source]#

Disconnect the worker, and terminate processes started by ray.init().

This will automatically run at the end when a Python process that uses Ray exits. It is ok to run this twice in a row. The primary use case for this function is to cleanup state between tests.

Note that this will clear any remote function definitions, actor definitions, and existing actors, so if you wish to use any previously defined remote functions or actors after calling ray.shutdown(), then you need to redefine them. If they were defined in an imported module, then you will need to reload the module.


_exiting_interpreter – True if this is called by the atexit hook and false otherwise. If we are exiting the interpreter, we will wait a little while to print any extra error messages.

PublicAPI: This API is stable across Ray releases.