[GE users] library licenses

laotsao laotsao at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 17:02:06 BST 2010

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On 8/25/2010 11:46 AM, wagoodman wrote:

Yeah, that would fly in development and test but not in production.

Of course U need this concern, but the feature of GE allow U to run multiple versions in the same cluster, production or dev/test , IMHO.
Just like one use module to control various version/type of MPI U do the same by using various version of settings.*sh
to control the version of GE

 I guess I should
have waited a couple of months... Thank for the advice.


-----Original Message-----
From: LaoTsao ?? [mailto:laotsao at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 11:42 AM
To: users
Cc: Goodman, William
Subject: Re: library licenses

  U can always install u6 in addition to u5 on the same system by using different PORT and SGE_ROOT http://gridengine.sunsource.net/project/gridengine/62patches.txt
list the bug fixed in u6

On 8/25/2010 11:34 AM, wagoodman 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?


-----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<mailto: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><mailto: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.


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