[torqueusers] qdel -p : problem of authorization

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Fri Feb 19 12:11:13 MST 2010

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 06:22:49PM +0100, chris job.fr alleged:
> Hi,
>  (Cluster on linux with maui-3.2.6p21 and torque-2.1.6)
>   The administrator can delete a batch job but the owner can't delete
> his own job.
> For exemple :
> $ qstat -u dupont
> 6466.machine          dupont
> 6467.machine
> $ whoami
> dupont
> $ qdel -p 6466
> qdel: Unauthorized Request  6466.machine
> $ del -p 6466.machine
> qdel: Unauthorized Request  6466.machine
> Have you any idea of the problem ?

I think you mean 'qdel 6466'.

Why are you trying to forcibly purge a job?

Purge is bad. Only last resort. From the qdel manpage:

       -p             Forcibly  purge the job from the server.  This should only be used if a running job will not exit because its allocated
                      nodes are unreachable.  The admin should make every attempt at resolving the problem on the nodes.  If a  job’s  mother
                      superior  recovers after purging the job, any epilogue scripts may still run.  This option is only available to a batch
                      operator or the batch administrator.

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

Life is Good!
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