[GE users] Troubleshooting NIS errors (SGE 6.1u3 / Linux)

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Jan 22 05:01:12 GMT 2008

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Christopher Heiny wrote:

> I've encountered it occasionally here, and it appears to relate to 
> whether NIS is working correctly when sge_execd starts up.  I've found 
> that if ypwhich shows there's no binding, then
>     /etc/init.d/sgeexecd stop
>     /etc/init.d/ypbind start
>     /etc/init.d/sgeexecd start
> will make the problem go away on that particular node.  Oddly enough, 
> simply bringing up YP again does not resolve the issue.

Hmmm .... is nscd running perchance?  Over the years, I have found many 
problems that seem to be attached to nscd running.  Turning nscd off 
tends to help them go away.

Try turning nscd off if it is on

	/etc/init.d/nscd stop


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