[GE users] can't get password entry for user

Rayson Ho rayrayson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 18:52:06 GMT 2006


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The code doesn't give up immediately, but it keeps on retrying...
isn't it better if it waits a bit after each retry??

Rayson



On 3/2/06, Andy Schwierskott <andy.schwierskott at sun.com> wrote:
> As you see from the sge_passwd() code it doesn't give up immediately, so the
> issue is really in the NFS area.
>
> Andy
>
> > Hi Jinal,
> >
> >       We have seen these messages occasionally in our environment.
> > They typically indicate very slow
> > response from an NIS server, either due to other network traffic, or the
> > server itself is overloaded for some other reason.
> >
> > HTH,
> >
> > Mac McCalla
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jinal Jhaveri [mailto:jajhaveri at lbl.gov]
> > Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 11:42 AM
> > To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
> > Subject: [GE users] can't get password entry for user
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > From few days, were are seeing following errors for few jobs.
> >
> > can't get password entry for user "kfelkins". Either the user does not
> > exist or NIS error!
> > error reason  453:          can't get password entry for user
> > "kfelkins". Either the user does not exist or NIS error!
> > error reason  454:          can't get password entry for user
> > "kfelkins". Either the user does not exist or NIS error!
> >
> > and thus leading the node in error state.
> >
> > The error doesn't happen for a particular user but randomly for various
> > users. I didn't get much information from the execd code except that
> > sge_getpwnam , which in turn calls getpwnam , fails. sge_getpwnam
> > doesn't specifically tell what error did it receive from getpwnam. I saw
> >
> > several emails in the group, but none of those situation apply to us.
> > The user is definitely configured correctly on that node and this error
> > happens only randomly.  Also qconf -suserl does show the name of that
> > user.
> >
> > Any help would be sincerely appreciated
> >
> > thank you
> >
> >
> > --Jinal
> >
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