[torquedev] Proposed Patch

David Beer dbeer at adaptivecomputing.com
Fri Mar 12 11:49:49 MST 2010

I realized that I didn't explain what this feature does - this feature allows a root user to submit a job as another user.

----- "David Beer" <dbeer at adaptivecomputing.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We've had some discussion lately about what goes into the *-fixes
> branches of TORQUE. Where we last left off, it seems that a lot of
> people want to only include fixes in these branches. After discussing
> matters further here, we've decided that this might not be the best
> standard. We want to take more of the approach where well-tested
> features and enhancements can be added, as long as they don't change
> default behavior and are well-encapsulated. This approach would
> include us taking more steps to test and ensure that these features
> are well-encapsulated.
> Ultimately, we need to take more of this approach because there are
> some features that we, as a business, need to be able to deliver to
> our customers (who are part of the TORQUE community). It isn't very
> practical for us to release a new version (2.5, 2.6, 2.7 ...) every
> time that we need to deliver something to a customer. Additionally,
> this approach doesn't mean we'd go and backport everything to every
> version of TORQUE. We will still put most new features in the trunk.
> Certainly any new patch that can wait for a new version will wait. We
> just need to be able to do this in certain cases.
> With that being said, attached is a patch that we feel is a useful
> feature and will not disrupt usage for other users or people that
> don't want to use it. Is there any problem with this feature being
> placed in the 2.3 and 2.4 branches?
> -- 
> David Beer | Senior Software Engineer
> Adaptive Computing
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David Beer | Senior Software Engineer
Adaptive Computing

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