library licenses (was: Re: Re: Re: [GE users] Issue seen in 6.2U5 : memory values reported bySGE too low compared to top output on linux systems)

wagoodman wgoodman at jcvi.org
Wed Aug 25 16:48:40 BST 2010


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Thanks, that's what I thought...

I have seen or my users haven't complained yet.

Bill
-----Original Message-----
From: m0zes [mailto:adam.tygart at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 11:45 AM
To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
Subject: Re: library licenses (was: Re: Re: Re: [GE users] Issue seen in 6.2U5 : memory values reported bySGE too low compared to top output on linux systems)

The only thing broken by this bug seems to be memory accounting. It is
more of an annoyance for me than anything else, as I like to be able
to keep memory utilization in the accounting file.

--
Adam Tygart

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:34, wagoodman <wgoodman at jcvi.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> At my site we have a licensed SGE 6.2U5, I put in a service request to sun and I get the
> same answer that everybody else is saying "it's fixed in release SGE 6.2U6". My only problem
> is, we just completed an upgrade two weeks ago... I had to request a major outage. Is there
> a quick fix or patch for this. I mean, my boss is going to blame me for not researching and
> testing out new release (which I did thoroughly), but I guess like everyone else, I didn't notice
> it. Also does that bug just effect reporting only or does it break functionality?
>
> Bill
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fx [mailto:d.love at liverpool.ac.uk]
> Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 10:32 AM
> To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
> Subject: library licenses (was: Re: Re: Re: [GE users] Issue seen in 6.2U5 : memory values reported bySGE too low compared to top output on linux systems)
>
> rayson <rayrayson at gmail.com> writes:
>
>> qmake does not link against any SGE libraries - all it needs is to
>> invoke qrsh.
>
> Right, but note that there are problems elsewhere.  [I don't mean to
> suggest that rayson et al don't understand, but it's already apparently
> been missed, as below.]
>
> Specifically you can't use libdrmaa with, for instance, GPL'd code that
> doesn't have a suitable licence exception.  Thus the SGE DRMAA is
> useless for a significant number of potential applications -- consider
> building a qmake with it rather than using qrsh, if that's technically
> feasible (I don't know).
>
> This is a problem with at least one tarball on the gridengine site --
> the Python DRMAA binding, which claims a straight GPL licence; likewise
> the Perl binding, which isn't on sunsource.  I only realized this fairly
> recently when looking at DRMAA, and I guess it's now too late to do
> anything about it and make SGE DRMAA generally useful.  The OGE
> situation is no better, of course.
>
> Note that there was some of the licensing on some files made for the
> Debian packaging -- see the copyright file on the Debian package, and
> relevant posts on debian-legal (?).  I think that was never resolved in
> the source.  Also note that the headers on the current files don't obey
> the requirements of the licence, since they don't mention `the original
> code', which I think Debian didn't pick up.
>
> --
> Dave Love
> Advanced Research Computing, Computing Services, University of Liverpool
> AKA fx at gnu.org
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