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

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jul 15 22:14:11 MDT 2010


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On 16/07/10 06:31, "Mgr. Šimon Tóth" wrote:

> A software should not require root privileges, but you
> should not be allowed to run daemon software without
> root privileges.

That should be a site policy decision, and given that
it's good security practice to run processes as application
(or even per-task, viz qmail for instance) non-root users
I don't think that it makes sense to enforce it.

> Or any kind of long running software at all.

I've seen HPC jobs run for months at VPAC, that's longer
than the uptime of most Windows boxes! I wouldn't tell
them they couldn't do that (well, OK, we put a limit of
3 months on any job).

cheers!
Chris
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