[GE users] berkeley_db_svc hangs RedHat 4.7

emjga matthew.garrett at external.total.com
Wed May 20 16:23:22 BST 2009

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I am trying to install the Berkeley db driver on to a RedHat 4.7 system

Running inst_sge -db

All looks fine but at the end the following process never seems to finish.

/grc/apps/SGE/utilbin/lx24-amd64/berkeley_db_svc -L /var/spool/SGE_bdb/bdb_messages -h /var/spool SGE_bdb

The problem comes when the system does a reboot and tries to run

Which never returns and the machine just hangs.
The only way is to reboot the system to single user mode and disable the sgedb (and the rest of SGE)

The messages file has this
berkeley_db_svc: 32031 Wed May 20 16:10:14 2009

This is a 64Bit machine x86_64 AMD64 machine.

Can any body suggest what the fix might be.

The simple fix I have done is to modify the file /etc/init.d/sgebdb
I have added & on to the end of the command line

ExecuteAsAdmin $utilbin_dir/berkeley_db_svc -L /var/spool/SGE_bdb/bdb_messages $BDBHOMES &

But I am sure that is not the real way to fix the problem.

Note the Machine has been re-kickstarted from RedHat 4.2 and the above seemed to work fine with out any changes.


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