[torqueusers] the possibilities to run torque as unprivileged user

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Tue Feb 5 16:21:18 MST 2008


On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 12:12:46PM -0800, Ali Bakhoda alleged:
> Hello,
> 
> I was wondering if it is possible to install torque as a unprivileged user without root access. I know it is weird! I have access to a cluster and I want to install and use pbs but the cluster admin doesn't want to get involved! I managed to install pbs in my own user account but cannot start pbs_server. Is there a way around this? Is there a way to have a single user pbs without root access?
> (I also have access to cluster nodes)
> Thanks a lot,

Nope.  pbs_server needs to set[u,g]id() itself to different users and be able
to bind to priv ports.

It would be quite a bit of work to make this happen.

Just use whatever job management the cluster already has.

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