[GE users] NULL object pointer

Olesen, Mark Mark.Olesen at emcontechnologies.com
Wed Oct 8 13:54:00 BST 2008

> > As originally suspected, the problem was indeed
> > non-GridEngine related.
> > There was a very stringent umask setting that leaked
> > through the script to the qconf call and annoyed it :(
> Good that it's resolved now!
> Can you describe how one can reproduce it? We may want to see if it
> needs to be fixed or avoided -- just to make SGE more robust in all
> kinds of environments.

This is the easy way to reproduce the problem:

umask 0222
qconf -mattr exechost complex_values license=1 global
exit $?

Writing the two operations so close together certainly makes it easier
to spot the problem than when they are sourced separately from

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