[GE users] Reg: Interactive jobs on windows execution host

manju a manju.kudu at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 16:46:09 GMT 2007


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Hi Harald,

yes i can able to telnet without any problem!!!! than i think SGE
helper service working fine!!!!

thanks
Manjunath A.


On 12/5/07, Harald Pollinger <Harald.Pollinger at sun.com> wrote:
> Hi Manju,
>
> please try this:
> On the Windows execution host, start the Windows registry editor
> (Regedit.exe) and look into the key:
> "\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sun Microsystems\N1 Grid Engine\Helper
> Service" - there should be a value "Port".
>
> Open a Windows Command prompt and enter
> telnet 127.0.0.1 <Port>
>
> where <Port> is the number from the registry.
>
>
> If the Helper Service works correctly, telnet should be able to
> establish a connection. You can type then, but won't get an echo.
>
> If this is not possible, I'll give you directions to reinstall the
> service. If it is possible, I'm out of ideas.
>
> Regards,
> Harald
>
>
>
>
> manju a wrote:
> > Hi Harald,
> >
> > i tired with the below option too,  GUI window not coming but process
> > is running in the backgroud, that i can see in the taskmanager.
> >
> > thanks
> > manjunath A.
> >
> > On 12/4/07, Harald Pollinger <Harald.Pollinger at sun.com> wrote:
> >> Just set the variable explicitely to false:
> >> # qsub -v SGE_BACKGND_MODE=false ....
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Harald
> >>
> >> manju a wrote:
> >>> Hi Harald,
> >>>
> >>> where i can see this variable (SGE_BACKGND_MODE).??? but i can see
> >>> notepad.exe process in the process list on the execution host once i
> >>> submitted.
> >>>
> >>> thanks
> >>> manjunath A.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 12/4/07, Harald Pollinger <Harald.Pollinger at sun.com> wrote:
> >>>> Hi Manju,
> >>>>
> >>>> one more idea:
> >>>> If there is a "SGE_BACKGND_MODE" environment variable set to "1" or
> >>>> "true" (case-insensitive) in the job environment, the helper service
> >>>> will start the job, but the GUI will not be visible on the execution
> >>>> hosts' screen.
> >>>> Please make sure this isn't set accidentially.
> >>>>
> >>>> Regards,
> >>>> Harald
> >>>>
> >>>> Harald Pollinger wrote:
> >>>>> manju a wrote:
> >>>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> i m using sge6.1u2!!!! sorry that also didnt work. i m not able to see
> >>>>>> any notpad window in windows execution host.
> >>>>> Is the "N1 Grid Engine Helper Service" running on the Windows execution
> >>>>>  host? Is it running under the "Local System" account?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Did you install a older version previously? Perhaps the wrong version of
> >>>>> the helper service is running.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Is there anything in the execd messages file about contacting the helper
> >>>>> service?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Regards,
> >>>>> Harald
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> thanks
> >>>>>> Manjunath A
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On 12/4/07, Harald Pollinger <Harald.Pollinger at sun.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>> manju a wrote:
> >>>>>>>> Hi Harald,
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> yes i tired this invoking notepad.exe ,if i do qstat it will show like
> >>>>>>>> in below n keep struck at the running mode no output i can see in the
> >>>>>>>> execution host
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> ------------------------------
> >>>>>>>> 2108 0.55500 cmd.exe         user       r     12/03/2007 09:34:30
> >>>>>>>> all.q at testwin
> >>>>>>>> 21                1
> >>>>>>>> 2109 0.55500 cmd.exe    user       r     12/03/2007 09:34:30
> >>>>>>>> all.q at testwin
> >>>>>>>> 21                1
> >>>>>>>> 2113 0.55500 cmd.exe    user     r     12/03/2007 09:38:30
> >>>>>>>> all.q at testwin
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> command i run look like this
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> qsub -l display_win_gui=1 -b yes -shell no -l hostname=testwin -P
> >>>>>>>> testpro
> >>>>>>>> /dev/fs/C/WINDOWS/system32/cmd.exe /c "c:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe"
> >>>>>>> Please try
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> # qsub -l display_win_gui=true -b yes -shell no -l hostname=testwin -P
> >>>>>>> testpro /dev/fs/C/WINDOWS/notepad.exe
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Does this work?
> >>>>>>> Which version of SGE are you using?
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Regards,
> >>>>>>> Harald
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> is it any thing wrong in the above command.i used backslash also.
> >>>>>>>> please let me know if its any thing worng in the command.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> thanks
> >>>>>>>> Manju
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>                 1
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> On 12/3/07, Harald Pollinger <Harald.Pollinger at sun.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>>>> manju a wrote:
> >>>>>>>>>> Hi Harald,
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> i tried to follow your steps wht u have given but GUI window not
> >>>>>>>>>> coming !!!!
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> i am trying to execute the command like this
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> qsub -l display_win_gui=1 -b yes -shell no -P myproj
> >>>>>>>>>> /dev/fs/C/windows/system32/cmd.exe "c:\\script\myscript.bat"
> >>>>>>>>> I didn't test it, but I think this will fail. "cmd.exe" needs a "/c"
> >>>>>>>>> option, and the path needs double backslashes.
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> myscript.bat looks like this
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> @echo off
> >>>>>>>>>> c:
> >>>>>>>>>> chdir C:\cygwin\bin
> >>>>>>>>>> bash --login -i -c "calc"
> >>>>>>>>>> ;end
> >>>>>>>>> Does this run if started directly from the Windows command prompt?
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> This batch script should invoke calc window but not doing any thing.
> >>>>>>>>>> can u please let us know some sample script that will invoke GUI
> >>>>>>>>>> window an windows execution host, that will helps a lot.
> >>>>>>>>> Use simple batch scripts first, that just start Windows binaries like
> >>>>>>>>> calc.exe or notepad.exe. If this works, go on and try to start Cygwin
> >>>>>>>>> binaries. A sample is:
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> ----------------------------------------------
> >>>>>>>>> C:\Windows\notepad.exe
> >>>>>>>>> ----------------------------------------------
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Regards,
> >>>>>>>>> Harald
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> thanks for your help n replay's
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> Manjunath A.
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> On Dec 3, 2007 12:27 PM, manju a <manju.kudu at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>>>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> thanks for the replay harald
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> 1) Is it possible to submit a batch script to windows execution host
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> in which it will invoke the number of  Gui window??
> >>>>>>>>>>>> Sorry, I don't understand this question. You want to submit a
> >>>>>>>>>>>> Windows
> >>>>>>>>>>>> batch script (a .bat file) to the Windows execution host. What
> >>>>>>>>>>>> exactly
> >>>>>>>>>>>> shall this batch script do?
> >>>>>>>>>>> please find it below in detail
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> " i m submitting a script, that script will open the n number of GUI
> >>>>>>>>>>> window" that type jobs can we submit to windows execution host ? if
> >>>>>>>>>>> possible how we can set the display n options in the qsub option
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> thanks
> >>>>>>>>>>> manjunath A.
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> On Nov 30, 2007 6:17 PM, Harald Pollinger
> >>>>>>>>>>> <Harald.Pollinger at sun.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>>>>>>> manju a wrote:
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> 1) Is it possible to submit a batch script to windows execution
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> host
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> in which it will invoke the number of  Gui window??
> >>>>>>>>>>>> Sorry, I don't understand this question. You want to submit a
> >>>>>>>>>>>> Windows
> >>>>>>>>>>>> batch script (a .bat file) to the Windows execution host. What
> >>>>>>>>>>>> exactly
> >>>>>>>>>>>> shall this batch script do?
> >>>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> 2) is it possible GUI window output should reflect to user one who
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> submitting the job or it should run where that session exists??
> >>>>>>>>>>>> A Windows GUI window can only be opened on the screen of the
> >>>>>>>>>>>> execution
> >>>>>>>>>>>> host. There is no GUI redirection like in Unix' X Window system.
> >>>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>> Let me explain why this "show GUI" option was built in SGE:
> >>>>>>>>>>>> It doesn't make sense to submit interactive Windows GUI
> >>>>>>>>>>>> applications to
> >>>>>>>>>>>> SGE, so normally it wouldn't be neccessary to provide a way to
> >>>>>>>>>>>> let a
> >>>>>>>>>>>> Windows application show it's GUI. However, there are Windows
> >>>>>>>>>>>> applications that either run as an interactive GUI application
> >>>>>>>>>>>> or in an
> >>>>>>>>>>>> automated mode, depending on the command line switches. In the
> >>>>>>>>>>>> automated
> >>>>>>>>>>>> mode they just read input files, do their work, write output
> >>>>>>>>>>>> files an
> >>>>>>>>>>>> quit. While they are working, they show in their GUI what they are
> >>>>>>>>>>>> currently doing. They still need to open their GUI and would
> >>>>>>>>>>>> fail if it
> >>>>>>>>>>>> wouldn't be possible to open the GUI.
> >>>>>>>>>>>> That's why I had to write the "SGE Helper Service" that allows
> >>>>>>>>>>>> applications that were started by the background execution
> >>>>>>>>>>>> daemon to
> >>>>>>>>>>>> connect to the (foreground) screen. Opening a GUI in the
> >>>>>>>>>>>> background is
> >>>>>>>>>>>> not possible on Windows.
> >>>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>> You could redirect the whole screen of the execution host to the
> >>>>>>>>>>>> user,
> >>>>>>>>>>>> using Windows' Remote Desktop or (IMHO better) a VNC server on the
> >>>>>>>>>>>> execution host. But this is completely independent of SGE.
> >>>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> please let me know if its possible how we can set the display n
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> options in qsub.
> >>>>>>>>>>>> With SGE 6.1 (and higher), if the execd is installed correctly,
> >>>>>>>>>>>> just
> >>>>>>>>>>>> request the resource "display_win_gui=1" when submitting the job:
> >>>>>>>>>>>> # qsub -l display_win_gui=1 -b yes -shell no
> >>>>>>>>>>>> /dev/fs/C/...../app.exe
> >>>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
> >>>>>>>>>>>> Harald
> >>>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> thanks
> >>>>>>>>>>>>> Manjunath A.
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