[GE users] failed receiving gdi request

geno ithildin at teomech.ugent.be
Fri May 25 14:32:19 BST 2007

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Reuti schreef:
> Hi,
> Am 25.05.2007 um 11:12 schrieb geno:
>> We freshly set up a GE, version N1GE 6.0u9
>> qmaster on a Xeon, with 2.6.9-42.ELsmp i686
>> sgeexecd  on Opteron nodes, with 2.6.9-42.ELsmp x86_64
>> Our first jobs seemed to run fine.
>> Parallel jobs did not run because MPI wasn't (and maybe isn't) set up 
>> properly.
>> So we got errors like "cannot run in PE "mpi" because it only offers 
>> 0 slots"
> you set the number of slots in the PE definition to a sensible value, 
> and attached the PE also to a cluster queue of your choice?
Slots correspond with the total nr of slots.
Qmon shows mpi as referenced PE for my both queus.

# qconf -sp mpi
pe_name           mpi
slots             140
user_lists        astro1 maphy1
xuser_lists       NONE
start_proc_args   /nfsshare/sge-root/mpi/startmpi.sh $pe_hostfile
stop_proc_args    /nfsshare/sge-root/mpi/stopmpi.sh
allocation_rule   $fill_up
control_slaves    FALSE
job_is_first_task FALSE
urgency_slots     min
>> By adding lamboot and lamhalt in the script, and adding some changes 
>> to the PE environment, these PE related errors disappeared.
>> Now we got a new error :
>>    error: can't unpack gdi request
>>    error: error unpacking gdi request: bad argument
>>    failed receiving gdi request
> For a proper LAM/MPI integration, this might help:
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/howto/lam-integration/lam-integration.html 
Thanks. I'll have a closer look at this.

>> In your mailing list archive, this error was related to:
>> - having different GE versions. we don't.
>> - having too much in messages in read buffer. we don't (0).
>> The gdi error prevents us now from starting new jobs, parallel or not.
>> I have no idea about what gdi is. Does anyone know what happens ?
>> geno
> Can you please check, whether any queues are in status E (error) and 
> clear it by using qmod?
One node had status E; I cleared it.

gdi error keeps existing.


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