[torqueusers] PBS error: pbs_iff: file not setuid root, likely misconfigured

Tony Schreiner anthony.schreiner at bc.edu
Fri Nov 16 13:37:13 MST 2012

On Nov 16, 2012, at 1:50 PM, mauede at alice.it wrote:

>        Dear PBS experts,
> I am just a PBS user. I would greatly appreciate your opinion about the following problem.
> I have written a main bash script that submits a number of Monte Carlo simulations as batch jobs through a temporary file.
> This scheme works on a small cluster. I am trying to make it work on a much bigger cluster as I need more CPU power and speed. Unluckily in the big cluster I get a PBS error for each qsub spawned by my main bash script.
> I enabled the bash debugger. Here is an excerpt from the output.err:
> ++ qsub -V -N BeamSimula_BEAM_Field_1.0 -j oe -o /hippocrates2/monville/egsnrc/IMRTSim-Umbrella-3_copyUltraNewLast/output_BEAM_Field_1.0.txt -q hippocrates -l nodes=1:ppn=1 -l walltime=1000:00:00 -m a -M Maura.Monville at newcastle.edu.au /tmp/tmp.CqpmY10659
> pbs_iff: file not setuid root, likely misconfigured
> pbs_iff: cannot connect to headnode:15001 - fatal error, errno=13 (Permission denied) cannot bind to port 1023 in client_to_svr - errno: 13 Permission denied
> No Permission.
> qsub: cannot connect to server headnode (errno=15007) Unauthorized Request 
> How can I work around this systematic "pbs_iff" error ?
> Thank you in advance.
> Best regards,
> Maura

Check the permission of the pbs_iff executable on the master and compute nodes, the location might be /usr/sbin/pbs_iff or /usr/local/sbin/pbs_iff. One or more of them appears not be have setuid permission

The permission should be

-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root ….

Tony Schreiner

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