[GE users] comlib errors with qmaster installation

Ken Tang kentang at berkeley.edu
Thu Feb 22 13:27:51 GMT 2007


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Jeevan Kumar Ramakrishna wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to install the Grid Engine 6 u9 on my ubuntu 6.06 /i586 machine. The errors I get during the installation are.
> <snip>
> Grid Engine qmaster and scheduler startup
> -----------------------------------------
>
> Starting qmaster and scheduler daemon. Please wait ...
>    starting sge_qmaster
>
> sge_qmaster didn't start!
> Please check the messages file
>
>    starting sge_schedd
> error: commlib error: can't connect to service (Connection refused)
> error: getting configuration: unable to contact qmaster using port 536 on host "univ-iec-laptop"
> error: can't get configuration from qmaster -- backgrounding
> </snip>
>
>
> Here is the contents of the messages file.
> <snip>
> 02/22/2007 06:57:23|qmaster|univ-iec-laptop|I|read job database with 0 entries in 0 seconds
> 02/22/2007 06:57:23|qmaster|univ-iec-laptop|I|qmaster hard descriptor limit is set to 8192
> 02/22/2007 06:57:23|qmaster|univ-iec-laptop|I|qmaster soft descriptor limit is set to 8192
> 02/22/2007 06:57:23|qmaster|univ-iec-laptop|I|qmaster will use max. 8172 file descriptors for communication
> 02/22/2007 06:57:23|qmaster|univ-iec-laptop|I|qmaster will accept max. 99 dynamic event clients
> 02/22/2007 06:57:23|qmaster|univ-iec-laptop|I|starting up 6.0u9
> 02/22/2007 06:57:23|qmaster|univ-iec-laptop|W|can't open sequence number file "jobseqnum": for reading: No such file or directory -- guessing next job number
> </snip>
>
> I am trying to put together a demo for some univ student. 
> Any help is much appreciated.
> Regards,
> Jeevan
>
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>   

I have my SGE 6.9/6.10 running on Ubuntu 6.10 so I'm going to assume
that 6.06 is the same.

Did you make sure to add port 536 and 537 to your /etc/services?  I
usually do this by appending to the /etc/services:

sudo echo sge_qmaster 536/tcp >> /etc/services ; sudo echo sge_execd >>
/etc/services

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Ken Tang
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