[GE users] RE: cannot submit job because of error bug?

Daniel Templeton Dan.Templeton at Sun.COM
Tue Aug 28 19:06:47 BST 2007


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The debug levels aren't monotonic.  10 is actually less information than 
some lower levels.  4 might give you more info.  See:

http://blogs.sun.com/templedf/entry/using_debugging_output

Daniel

SLIM H.A. wrote:
> Further information to the failure of the sge commands for some unix
> groups of users.
>  
> Setting the debug level to 10 and running the qstat command gives for
> the last few lines of stdout:
>
>     63  15359 47241863851776 		--> sge_log() {
>     64  15359 47241863851776     sge_log: ctx is NULL
>     65  15359 47241863851776     ../libs/sgeobj/sge_answer.c 937 can't
> resolve group
>
> I attached the full debug output.
>
> Thanks
>
> Henk
>
>   
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: SLIM H.A. 
>> Sent: 28 August 2007 16:46
>> To: SLIM H.A.
>> Subject: cannot submit job because of error bug?
>>
>>  
>>
>> Some users are unable to submit jobs under sge 6.1. The error message 
>> is this:
>>
>> % qsub
>> Unable to initialize environment because of error: can't resolve group
>>     
>
>   
>> Exiting.
>>
>>
>> It appears that a limit is hit by the grid engine commands when 
>> reading one of the secondary group entries in the /etc/group file. It 
>> seems the commands cannot process lines that have more than some small
>>     
>
>   
>> number of charcters, probably 512.
>> Any userid that has that particular offending secondary group as its 
>> primary group cannot submit jobs.
>>
>> When the number of userids for the offending secondary group is 
>> reduced, the userid is able to submit again.
>>
>> Is this a bug as 6.0u7 did not have this problem?
>>
>> Thanks for any advice
>>
>>
>> Henk
>>
>>     
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: SLIM H.A. 
>>> Sent: 28 August 2007 11:34
>>> To: 'users at gridengine.sunsource.net'
>>> Subject: RE: [GE users] 6.1: critical error: can't resolve group
>>>
>>> Chris,
>>>
>>> I tried this, it seems to be ok:
>>>
>>> # grpck
>>> Checking `/etc/group' 
>>>
>>> is the only response I get
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Henk
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: chris.harwell at novartis.com
>>>>         
>> [mailto:chris.harwell at novartis.com]
>>     
>>>> Sent: 28 August 2007 11:03
>>>> To: users
>>>> Subject: Re: [GE users] 6.1: critical error: can't resolve group
>>>>
>>>> Try running grpck as root. 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "SLIM H.A." [h.a.slim at durham.ac.uk]
>>>> Sent: 08/28/2007 04:56 AM
>>>> To: <users at gridengine.sunsource.net>
>>>> Subject: [GE users] 6.1: critical error: can't resolve group
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I just upgraded from 6.0u7 to 6.1 and have come across a
>>>>         
>>> problem. The
>>>       
>>>> Grid Engine commands now give for some users an error, for example
>>>>
>>>> %qstat
>>>> critical error: can't resolve group
>>>>
>>>> Has anyone seen this before or have an idea why this now shows up?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Henk
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
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