[GE users] mixing 6.0u7 and 6.0u10

Brooks Davis brooks at aero.org
Wed Feb 7 18:50:21 GMT 2007


Thanks for the info.  Now to rebuild the node image.

It appears to be the case that the GDI version wasn't reved when it
should have been some time in the recent past given the errors I saw.

-- Brooks

On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 10:36:07AM -0800, Daniel Templeton wrote:
> Brooks,
> 
> In general, it's a bad idea to mix SGE versions.  In many cases, SGE 
> itself will prevent it.  The protocol used to communicate with the 
> qmaster (GDI) is versioned.  Any time that protocol changes, the version 
> gets revved.  To be able to talk to each other, both components must be 
> using the same version of the protocol.
> 
> Here's a blog post I wrote about the topic a while back:
> 
> http://blogs.sun.com/templedf/entry/the_secret_of_the_gdi
> 
> Daniel
> 
> Brooks Davis wrote:
> >Is it possible/supported to mix updates of SGE?  In the past it's worked
> >for me, but with a u7 qmaster, I'm seeing execd not start and qstat fail
> >with:
> >
> >error: can't unpack gdi request
> >error: error unpacking gdi request: bad argument
> >failed receiving gdi request
> >
> >I get similar errors when stoping the execd.  At this point it looks
> >like I'll need to install an older version and have a flag day in the
> >future.
> >
> >-- Brooks
> >
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