[GE users] SGE installation on Altix 4700 query

Shannon V. Davidson svdavidson at charter.net
Tue Oct 14 04:10:41 BST 2008

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John Leidel wrote:
> Walid, what SGI ProPack are you running?  The cpuset functionality will
> be tied to the ProPack release, not the SLES release.

The latest cpuset version is implemented in the Linux kernel, making it 
useful not just for Altix computers, but for other linux-based SMPs as 
well.  I recently developed a new Grid Engine / cpuset integration based 
on the kernel cpuset implementation. The integration is implemented as a 
single C program configured as a queue starter_method which takes care 
of allocating the cpuset, starting the job, and cleaning up cpusets 
after job failures. Most of the real work is handled by the kernel-based 
cpuset implementation. This integration is running at a production Altix 
site.  I'm currently making a few more updates to ensure that it works 
without propack - for example, on dual-socket or quad-socket quad-core 
Intel or AMD x86_64 machines running Red Hat 5.1 or CentOS 5.1.  Once 
I'm happy with the updates, I plan to make it available as a download on 
gridengine.sunsource.net.  I believe the implementation is modular 
enough to consider integrating as part of the shepherd daemon in a 
future Grid Engine release.


> On Sun, 2008-10-12 at 13:10 +0300, Walid wrote:
>> 2008/10/11 Rayson Ho <rayrayson at gmail.com>
>>         We have:
>>         http://gridengine.sunsource.net/files/documents/7/3/sge_cpuset.tar.gz
>>         Note that the arch name for Linux on IA64 is "ia64linux" for
>>         SGE 5.3,
>>         and for SGE 6.0 the arch name is "lx24-ia64" and "lx26-ia64".
>>         So you
>>         need to replace all ia64linux with the correct arch name in
>>         the
>>         cpuset_clean and cpuset_epilog script.
>> I have installed it, however on SLES10U2 SP6r2 cpuset have different
>> flag options, and rpm package than the older Altix with RHEL3U4 SP3U6
>> as can be seen from the cpuset.log file under the spool dir :
>> Sun Oct 12 12:32:39 zzz 2008 cpuset_prolog[15.1] ERROR: cpuset
>> creation failure - /usr/bin/cpuset: invalid option -- q cpuset failed:
>> unrecognized option Try
>> 'cpuset -h' for more information.
>> .......
>> Sun Oct 12 12:32:50 zzz 2008 cpuset_prolog[16.1] ERROR: cpuset
>> creation failure - /usr/bin/cpuset: invalid option -- q cpuset failed:
>> unrecognized option Try
>> 'cpuset -h' for more information.
>> .....
>> Sun Oct 12 12:33:29 zzz 2008 cpuset_prolog[15.1] ERROR: cpuset
>> allocation of sge1 in /tmp/sgelocks/cpuset_15.1 failed
>> regards
>> Walid
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