[torqueusers] Re: NFS installed Torque/PBS ... security issues ...
mcuttler at bnl.gov
Wed Sep 27 09:52:44 MDT 2006
Jerry Smith wrote:
> We run from NFS to avoid rpm/build conflicts on nodes that may need to be
> rebuilt due to hardware failure / OS problems.
Last time I checked, the TORQUE package was a tarball; it shouldn't
interfere with your [rpm-deb-etc.] package database.
> It also helps when upgrading.
Absolutely. It's certainly more work keeping local copies correct on
every node. I've ran into problems in the past where - for example a
node would be down while I upgraded TORQUE on the other nodes (need to
keep notes on the "one-off" nodes and individually fix them afterwards).
Human/non-automated work. Error-prone.
You mentioned a node count in the thousands. I might feel differently
about local installations at that scale :-) My environment is a few
> We also keep configuration files in a common NFS area, files like:
I do the same, but the clients aren't actually NFS mounting the config
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