[torqueusers] Server not talking to MOMs at all

Dave Jackson jacksond at clusterresources.com
Sat Sep 3 16:56:53 MDT 2005


Garrick,

  I think I added $pbsserver nearly two years ago.  I just forgot about
it and it wasn't properly documented.  Consequently, its probably not
true that anyone is using it.  So, with that, which is more intuitive
for the newbie, $pbsserver, or $headnode?

Dave

On Sat, 2005-09-03 at 15:31 -0700, Garrick Staples wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 04:22:00PM -0600, Dave Jackson alleged:
> > Garrick,
> > 
> > > > The first $clienthost listed identifies the "server" to the MOM.  It
> > is the
> > > > > only hostname that will receive status updates from the MOM.
> > > > 
> > > > I would argue that this behavior is somewhere between counter-intuitive
> > > > and broken, even if it has been in PBS since the beginning of time. :)
> >  
> >   We would like to add a 'synonym parameter to $clienthost called
> > '$headnode'.  It would behave exactly like $clienthost except for the
> > 'confusing both old and new alike' part.
> > 
> >   Is this the best name?  Thoughts?
> 
> I just noticed that '$pbsserver' is already a synonym for '$clienthost'.
> I don't know how long it's been there, but it looks "post OpenPBS" to
> me.  I suppose that is as suitable as '$headnode'; and someone,
> somewhere, already has '$pbsserver' in their config files.
> 
> Multi-server support still confuses me.  I'm still really unsure what
> precise behaviour people want.
> 
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