[torqueusers] [Mauiusers] Maui-Torque integration problems

Jim Kusznir jkusznir at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 16:28:30 MST 2009

Well, it turns out this was an issue with the torque 2.4.x series.
When I downgraded to 2.3.x, everything started working just like it


On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Jim Kusznir <jkusznir at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am currently running 2.4.2 with the most current maui.
> Running maui as root has fixed the issues, as it runs with all the
> privileges it needs on torque.  I'd rather not run it as root,
> though....
> I might try and downgrade to 2.3.x, but it seems that this level of a
> problem would be a major show-stopper for torque, and the fact that
> this is the "supported release" is suspect...
> --Jim
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Garrick Staples <garrick at usc.edu> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 01:53:04PM -0800, Jim Kusznir alleged:
>>> So, for proof of concept, I changed my maui ADMIN1 Line to have root
>>> first, so maui runs as root.  Sure enough, as soon as its started up,
>>> all the queued jobs immediately run.  maui and torque are working.
>>> This solidifies the fact that the problem is with torque's permissions
>>> system...For whatever reason, reguardless of the specification of
>>> managers/operators, ONLY root can control torque.  Period.  That is
>>> the problem that needs to be addressed....and I have no solution for.
>>> It works everywhere else for me on all my other systems.  Perhaps I
>>> need to try an older version of torque...
>> There's 2 parts here.  First is the fact that Maui can't query jobs. As a
>> manager, it certainly should. If that part is broken, then setting
>> query_other_jobs should get around that problem:
>>   set server query_other_jobs = True
>> The second part is being able to run jobs. That requires manager with no way
>> around that.
>> I assume you are running 2.4.x? That is not widely deployed.
>> Personally, I like 2.1.x, but 2.3.x is widely used.
>> --
>> Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
>> University of Southern California
>> Life is Good!
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