[torquedev] Proposed Patch

Ken Nielson knielson at adaptivecomputing.com
Wed Mar 17 08:05:26 MDT 2010


Josh,

Do you know where that patch ended up?

Ken Nielson
Adaptive Computing


Joshua Bernstein 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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