[GE users] Mac OS X: unable to run job error

Ed Baskerville lists at edbaskerville.com
Tue May 30 20:23:25 BST 2006


Hello,

I'm trying to set up a test grid using two machines running Mac OS X:  
a G5, which will act as both master and execution host, and a  
PowerBook, which will just be an execution host.

I went through the interactive install process: set up the qmaster  
successfully, then set up two execution hosts. Everything looked good  
until the very end of the execution host setup process, when I got a  
message like this on the two machines:

unable to resolve host 'astor'

followed by a message that setup was successfully completed.

I hoped for the best, but when I submitted a job I got this message:

astor:/usr/local/gridengine/examples/jobs ebaskerv$ qsub simple.sh
Unable to run job: warning: ebaskerv your job is not allowed to run  
in any queue
Your job 5 ("simple.sh") has been submitted.
Exiting.

My pending jobs queue looks really nice now:

astor:/usr/local/gridengine/examples/jobs ebaskerv$ qstat -f
######################################################################## 
####
- PENDING JOBS - PENDING JOBS - PENDING JOBS - PENDING JOBS - PENDING  
JOBS
######################################################################## 
####
       1 0.55500 simple.sh  ebaskerv     qw    05/30/2006 02:02:10     1
       2 0.55500 simple.sh  ebaskerv     qw    05/30/2006 02:02:31     1
       3 0.55500 simple.sh  ebaskerv     qw    05/30/2006 02:02:56     1
       4 0.55500 simple.sh  ebaskerv     qw    05/30/2006 02:04:33     1
       5 0.55500 simple.sh  ebaskerv     qw    05/30/2006 12:11:17     1

I strongly suspect this has to do with the fact that I don't have a  
real DNS setup--I was hoping I could use .local Zeroconf/Bonjour (nee  
Rendezvous) hostnames to identify the machines. I did have to do one  
DNS hack during execution host setup: to get my PowerBook to be  
recognized properly by the master, I had to add a mapping to /etc/ 
hosts from its IP address to its Zeroconf name darwin.local.

All the nitty gritty details of my installation are here in several  
blog entries, in case that helps:

http://code.edbaskerville.com/

Any help would be much appreciated! I'm coming from the world of  
Xgrid, where things are less powerful, but also much less complicated.

Thanks,
Ed

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