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

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Thu Jul 15 14:36:32 MDT 2010


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 01:25:44PM -0700, Garrick Staples alleged:
> 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
> server.

Sorry, my fingers got away from me there...

"I don't think it would be difficult supporting this mode of operation."

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

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