[torqueusers] Why does torque require pbs_mom/pbs_server be run as root?

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Thu Jul 15 14:25:44 MDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 01:31:33PM -0600, Craig Tierney alleged:
> I guess I can try out torque and remove the check for root and see what happens.
> It isn't a good solution because the code assumes it is running as root, and it
> isn't clear what might happen if something goes wrong with no error checking to
> support this mode.

Except for the client<->server communication, I don't think supporting this
mode of operation.  The client libs need a priv port to authenticate to the

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

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