[torqueusers] pbs_mom no password entry for user

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Fri Aug 1 11:37:53 MDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 04:15:39PM -0400, Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick alleged:
> Hi,
> I have installed/configured torque-2.3.1 and maui-3.2.6p18 on my head 
> node, nona-man.   I thought I had everything configured correctly, but 
> apparantly not.
> When I submit a test job, I get the following error on compute node1003
> 07/31/2008 15:52:55;0008;   pbs_mom;Job;process_request;request type 
> CopyFiles from host nona-man allowed
> 07/31/2008 15:52:55;0008;   pbs_mom;Job;11.nona-man;attempting to copy 
> file 'nona-man:/home/mef/test3.out'
> 07/31/2008 15:52:55;0001;   pbs_mom;Svr;pbs_mom;Success (0) in 
> fork_to_user, cannot find user 'mef' in password file
> 07/31/2008 15:52:55;0080;   pbs_mom;Req;req_reject;Reject reply 
> code=15023(Bad UID for job execution REJHOST=node1003 MSG=cannot find 
> user 'mef' in password file), aux=0, type=CopyFiles, from 
> PBS_Server at nona-man
> But I can run ypcat passwd on node1003 and the account mef is listed.  
> Not sure why I am getting that error.

The correct test to use is 'getent passwd mef'.  That will tell you if the
username is visible to the system passwd database.  'ypcat' just tests NIS.

Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

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