[GE users] Orphan qlogins

pollinger harald.pollinger at sun.com
Tue Jul 7 16:40:39 BST 2009

Hi Edward,

I can reproduce this behaviour, but only if I use ssh for the qlogin 
connection, too. If I configure telnet and in.telnetd, it doesn't 
happen, and even if I configure a qlogin_wrapper that uses telnet, it 
doesn't happen.

With ssh as qlogin mechanism, the sshd of the 'manual' ssh session seems 
to kill only the qlogin command, but not the subprocesses of qlogin (the 
top subprocess is "/bin/sh /bin/qlogin_wrapper", as described in the ssh 
With telnet as qlogin mechanism, the 'manual' sshd kills all 
subprocesses, even if I configure a similar qlogin_wrapper.

But even if the subprocesses are not killed immediately, after a while 
(several minutes, I don't know yet how long it takes exactly) they vanish.

I don't understand yet why it behaves this way.


eddale wrote:
> Hello all,
> On our SGE 6.1u3 cluster, a user sshed to the head node and using
> qlogin can kill their ssh session and leave the qlogin job running
> even though there's no terminal attached anymore.  I've been able to
> duplicate this by closing the terminal window in OS X and by simply
> killing the ssh process on the head node.  I would expect that when a
> user terminates their ssh session their qlogin job would also die.  Is
> there a way to get this behavior?
> Thanks,
> Edward

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