[GE users] New, single machine setup, no submitted jobs being processed

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Nov 4 23:09:48 GMT 2009

So, in summary the submitted jobs just don't start - right?

What is the output of:



qconf -sq all.q


qstat -f

> <snip>
> Below is a compressed summary of my install process (lines starting  
> with '#' are stuff I typed in as root, lines starting with '>' are  
> output from the installer, anything surrounding by '{{' and '}}'  
> are the settings that I chose and steps that I took).
> # tar -zxf ge62_lx24-amd64.tar.gz
> # cd ge62
> # tar -zxf ge-6.2-bin-lx24-amd64.tar.gz
> # tar -zxf ge-6.2-common.tar.gz

You used the tar command in <somewhere>/ge62? Usually it should be un- 
tarred in /opt/sge or directed with -C /opt/sge to expand at that  

-- Reuti

> {{removed entry from /etc/hosts that YaST added but  
> inst_sge generally balks at}}
> # ./inst_sge -m -x
> {{installed as root}}
> {{set Grid Engine root directory to /opt/sge}}
> {{using network service to run sge_qmaster and sge_execd}}
> {{cell name = default}}
> {{cluster name = p6444 (default)}}
> {{spool = /opt/sge/default/spool/qmaster (default)}}
> {{no Windows Execution Hosts}}
> {{had the installer check and set file permissions}}
> {{all (one) hosts of cluster in one DNS domain}}
>> creating directory: /opt/sge/default/spool/qmaster
>> creating directory: /opt/sge/default/spool/qmaster/job_scripts"
> {{berkeleydb used for spooling}}
> {{no bdb spooling server needed}}
> {{bdb dir = /opt/sge/default/spool/spooldb}}
> {{group id range: 20000-21000 (default)}}
> {{execd_spool_dir = /opt/sge/default/spool}}
> {{administrator_mail = none}}
>> cp /opt/sge/default/common/sgemaster /etc/init.d/sgemaster.p6444
>> /usr/lib/lsb/install_initd /etc/init.d/sgemaster.p6444"
> {{sge_qmaster started and verified with pgrep}}
> {{Host(s): sun (convenient name of this machine, as it's the only  
> sun box around) ... should "localhost" be added?}}
>> adminhost "sun" already exists
>> sun added to submit host list
> {{declined adding shadow hosts}}
>> root at sun added "@allhosts" to host group list
>> root at sun added "all.q" to cluster queue list
> {{used Configuration: Normal (default)}}
>> You should now enter the command:
>> source /opt/sge/default/common/settings.csh
>> if you are a csh/tcsh user or
>> . /opt/sge/default/common/settings.sh
>> if you are a sh/ksh user.
>> Grid Engine messages can be found at:
>>    /tmp/qmaster_messages (during qmaster startup)
>>    /tmp/execd_messages   (during execution daemon startup)
>> After startup the daemons log their messages in their spool  
>> directories.
>>    Qmaster:     /opt/sge/default/spool/qmaster/messages
>>    Exec daemon: <execd_spool_dir>/<hostname>/messages
>> Grid Engine startup scripts can be found at:
>>    /opt/sge/default/common/sgemaster (qmaster)
>>    /opt/sge/default/common/sgeexecd (execd)
>> You may verify your administrative hosts with the command
>>    # qconf -sh
>> and you may add new administrative hosts with the command
>>    # qconf -ah <hostname>
>> The port for sge_execd is currently set as service.
>>    sge_execd service set to port 6445
>> This hostname is known at qmaster as an administrative host.
>> The spool directory is currently set to:
>> <</opt/sge/default/spool/sun>>
>> root at sun modified "sun" in configuration list
>> Local configuration for host >sun< created.
>> cp /opt/sge/default/common/sgeexecd /etc/init.d/sgeexecd.p6444
>> /usr/lib/lsb/install_initd /etc/init.d/sgeexecd.p6444
> {{sge_execd started and verified with pgrep}}
> {{added "a default queue instance for this host"}}
>> root at sun modified "@allhosts" in host group list
>> root at sun modified "all.q" in cluster queue list
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