[torquedev] Proposed Patch

Douglas Wightman wightman at adaptivecomputing.com
Tue Mar 16 16:25:32 MDT 2010


Perhaps, but it took David all of 2 hours to implement and it works right now and requires no LDAP setup!

The idea of "proxy" is one we use in Moab in lots of situations.  We just decided to extend the concept to Torque.

- Douglas

----- "Joshua Bernstein" <jbernstein at penguincomputing.com> wrote:

> Douglas Wightman wrote:
> > We need this for sites where both pbs_server and moab run on a node
> where
> > there are no local users: you cannot su to another user because the
> users do
> > not exist.  On these systems Moab needs a way to submit jobs to
> Torque on
> > behalf of a user that has been verified elsewhere.
> 
> I feel like this is a bit of a hack though, though maybe I don't
> understand the 
> entire issue.
> 
> I submitted a patch a long while back, that updates TORQUE's
> authentication 
> system to remove that silly ruserok() stuff to instead to getents.
> This way 
> TORQUE (or even Moab), can run on a system without local user
> accounts, setup 
> against say LDAP, and allows jobs to be submitted. Seems like this is
> a better 
> solution for the proposed use case.
> 
> -Joshua Bernstein
> Penguin Computing


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