[torquedev] Latest snapshot won't start - "unable to read tracksize from tracking file"

Dave Jackson jacksond at clusterresources.com
Thu Jan 12 23:10:14 MST 2006


Chris,

  My guess is that this has been failing forever.  Garrick just added
some checking code.  I will back it out and release a new snap.

Dave

On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 16:42 +1100, Chris Samuel wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 
> Just tried the latest snapshot, torque-2.0.0p6-snap.1137121187, and found that
> it will no longer start, I get the error:
> 
> PBS_Server: No such file or directory (2) in pbs_init, unable to read tracksize from tracking file
> PBS_Server: PBS_Server, pbsd_init failed
> 
> Using strace I see that it's trying to open /usr/spool/PBS/server_priv/tracking
> which was empty, so I rm'd it in case it needed to create it itself and restarted
> PBS but found that it failed with the same error after recreating that file. :-(
> 
> Looking at the code that is involved in pbsd_init.c it seems that the file is
> opened with O_CREAT but there are no checks for it existing prior to this
> and so it is never initialised to the size that pbs_server seems to be
> expecting.
> 
> My guess would be that you'd want to drop the O_CREAT and if that open
> fails then create it with the correct size ?
> 
> This is on Fedora Core 3 on IA32, very vanilla..
> 
> cheers,
> Chris
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