[torquedev] Error in init.d/pbs_mom

Joshua Bernstein jbernstein at penguincomputing.com
Mon Nov 30 14:52:50 MST 2009

Hey Guys,

I just pulled down the torque 2.4.2.tar.gz to work on the bug that Glen 
mentioned regarding mpiexec. The first thing I notice is that there is a new 
pbs_mom script that errors as follows:

[root at goldstar torque]# /etc/init.d/pbs_mom status
/etc/init.d/pbs_mom: line 26: syntax error near unexpected token `fi'
/etc/init.d/pbs_mom: line 26: `fi'

Basically the patch for the fix looks something like this:

--- /etc/init.d/pbs_mom.orig    2009-11-30 22:08:46.000000000 -0800
+++ /etc/init.d/pbs_mom 2009-11-30 22:08:50.000000000 -0800
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ args=""
  if [ -z "$previous" ];then
     # being run manually, don't disturb jobs

Now while I haven't checked to see if this is fixed in the 2.4-fixes branch, 
this is pretty embarrassing that it was release this glaringly obviously broken.

If its already fixed, then its not a problem, if not, I'm surprised nobody has 
caught it, or mentioned it yet. Either way its still silly not to catch 
something like this.

Is there some sort of test plan that is in place for testing TORQUE before its 

-Joshua Bernstein
Senior Software Engineer
Penguin Computing

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