[torqueusers] Permission denied (13) in TMakeTmpDir, Unable to make job transient directory

Craig Macdonald craigm at dcs.gla.ac.uk
Fri May 9 04:25:41 MDT 2008

Of course, an alternative strategy by pbs_mom would be to create the 
directory as root, but chown chgrp it to the uid/gid of the user.


Craig Macdonald wrote:
> Hi (again),
> Just to note a gotcha to the list.
> In our new setup, we thought we could try the $tmpdir directive in 
> mom_priv/config
> Resolving the comment problems didnt solve the fact that TMakeTmpDir 
> always returns permission denied in our setup.
> /scratch is group-owned by a group, but owned by root. Permissions is 
> 775.
> All clusters users are a member of the same group, but this is not 
> their default group.
> Hence, when TMakeTmpDir setegid & seteuid, it's not effective, as this 
> will only change to the user's default group, which has no permissions 
> to write in this folder.
> Something to watch out for.
> C
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