[torqueusers] pbs_mom no password entry for user: RESOLVED

Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick mfitzpat at bu.edu
Fri Aug 1 12:20:29 MDT 2008

I found my error.
The /var/spool/torque/mom_priv/config file on the head and compute node 
had an incorrect entry to write to.
$usecp *:/home  /home           # /home NFS mounted on all hosts

I changed to
$usecp nona-man:/fs/data1 /fs/data1

I am able to get out put files delievered to /fs/data1/mef.

Not sure why it was giving the "no password entry" error...   That error 
message seems misleading for the problem.

Thanks to everyone for you help.


Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick wrote:
> I ran  getent passwd mef   and it found the account.
> I can ssh to the node as mef and log in with passwd as well.
> Garrick Staples wrote:
>> 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.

Mary Ellen

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