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

Gerd Marquardt marquardt at rrzn.uni-hannover.de
Fri Mar 3 09:32:14 GMT 2006


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Jinal Jhaveri wrote:

> 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.
>
>
We also have a problem with getpwnam and a statically linked program. 
This program was linked with an older kernel. We are working with LDAP 
not NIS, the program doesn't find the LDAP-passwd-entry. We added the 
user into the local /etc/passwd on every node. Now the program works.

-- 
 Gerd Marquardt
                    
 

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