[GE users] running sge jobs as user "nobody:

Jinal Jhaveri jajhaveri at lbl.gov
Wed Mar 22 02:25:33 GMT 2006


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Hi Rayson,

The job that I am trying to run is a web blast job. Apache server that 
we are using runs as user nobody.  So yes, I need to submit jobs as user 
nobody. I am open to any other alternatives people have used? Cron jobs 
would be one way of doing it I guess.

thank you
--Jinal

Rayson Ho wrote:

>Some of my test clusters run as a normal user (non-root)... the only
>thing is that other users cannot use the cluster.
>
>Do you really need to run GE as nobody??
>
>Rayson
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>On 3/21/06, Jinal Jhaveri <jajhaveri at lbl.gov> wrote:
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>>Hi All,
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>>Has anybody successfully ran SGE jobs as user nobody? I am getting
>>
>>"can't chdir to /nonexistent: No such file or directory"error.
>>
>>It seems like qsub command is looking for the user's homedir, and
>>nobody's home dir is /nonexistent and thus it generates this error. I am
>>already using -cwd and -o /tmp/x.out and -e /tmp/x.out options
>>
>>Any  suggestions?
>>
>>Thank you
>>--Jinal
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