[GE users] Changing execd_spool_dir with berkeleydb spooling

Roland Dittel Roland.Dittel at Sun.COM
Thu Feb 17 13:17:35 GMT 2005

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you can exploit a bug in the U3 binarys (fixed in maintrunk) to change 
the execd_spool_dir. The unsupported change will only be recognizied if 
the value is already set and then changes. So you are able to delete the 
whole option with one "qconf -mconf <hostname>" command and then set it 
new with the next command.

Be aware that I've tested this only with a local, not with the global 
config. I don't know what will happen if you change with this exploit 
your global config.


Wolfgang Friebel wrote:
> In a previous mail on a similar subject John Hearns wrote:
>> I'm trying to change the execd_spool_dir
>> using qconf -mconf
>> "Changing parameter "execd_spool_dir" only supported in a shut-down
>> cluster."
> the following advice was given by Reuti:
> This is one of the rare cases, where you have to shutdown the whole
> cluster, and edit the file with an editor.
> It's in $sge_root/default/common the file configuration. Then just
> restart all the daemons with the "rcsge start".
> Unfortunately that does not work with berkeleydb spooling. The info is 
> contained in a database. I could in principle dump the database using
> db_dump -p default/spool/spooldb/sge
> then modifying the content, cross the fingers and restoring it back. But 
> this is for sure not the recommended way. Any ideas how to change safely 
> the execd_spool_dir?
> Best regards

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