[torqueusers] looking for brave OS X torque users

Steve Young chemadm at hamilton.edu
Fri Sep 14 10:58:39 MDT 2007

	I recently got my lab of 18 iMac's replaced with the new Intel based  
ones. In googling around I see that torque has some issues with Intel  
based mac's (specifically with libkvm). I'd be happy to test out  
anything that is in the works to remedy this. Although we do have  
other dedicated clusters under torque/Maui it was nice to cluster  
this lab of mac's for some simple jobs. So being able to get these  
clustered again would be helpful. Anyhow, let me know if there is  
anything I can do to help in this area. Thanks,

-Steve Young

On Sep 5, 2007, at 8:44 PM, Glen Beane wrote:

> On 9/5/07, Colin Potter <colinpotter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Glen,
>> Have you had any luck with freeing the pbs_mom code from /dev/kmem
>> dependencies?
>> I am installing torque onto a 2 x 3 GHZ Quad Core Intel Xeon Power
>> Mac. I'm getting the following error message when I try to launch
>> pbs_mom:
>> 09/05/2007 18:27:14;0001;   pbs_mom;Svr;pbs_mom;No such file or
>> directory (2) in dep_initialize, kvm_open
>> 09/05/2007 18:27:14;0001;   pbs_mom;Svr;pbs_mom;No such file or
>> directory (2) in mom_open_poll, kvm_open
>> 09/05/2007 18:27:14;0001;   pbs_mom;Svr;pbs_mom; System error:
>> (15010) in pbs_mom, pre_poll failed
>> Is that what is fixed in your version?
>> Thanks for whatever info you can provide me with.
>>   Colin
> Hi Colin,
> This dependency on libkvm has been removed in the subversion trunk
> (what will eventually become TORQUE 2.2.0).  We did not think it would
> be appropriate to backport this into the 2.1.x.  This means the latest
> stable release, 2.1.9 will not work on Intel based Macs with default
> configurations.
> There is a work around for older versions of TORQUE with the libkvm
> dependency.  If you take a look at the  text document named INSTALL
> included in the torque tar.gz,  you will see a section called OS
> NOTES.  There is a section about OS X on X86 and some notes on how to
> re-enable /dev/kmem.  (In short, you need to run this command as root:
>  nvram boot-args="kmem=1",  and then you need to reboot the computer)
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