[torqueusers] ComputeNodes' /var/log/messages flooded with "unknown command 5"

David Beer dbeer at adaptivecomputing.com
Thu Sep 5 15:53:13 MDT 2013

Can you be sure you're pasting the exact message from the syslog? I'm just
suspicious because that says "rpm_request" when it should say "rm_request."
Assuming the rest of it is correct command 5 would mean someone is sending
a command '5' via the momctl command which isn't a recognized command.

On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 3:22 PM, Kamran Khan <kamran at pssclabs.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have a HeadNode and (11) ComputeNodes, all configured with Torque.
> On the ComputeNodes, the /var/log/messages files are being flooded every
> 10 seconds with the following message:
> n001 pbs_mom: LOG_ERROR: :rpm_request, unknown command 5
> So far as I can tell, I am having no problems running any jobs through
> Torque, but this cluster is for a customer who may see the logs and start
> freaking out.  Is this a common error?  Is there anyway to get rid of these
> messages?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks.
> --
> Kamran Khan
> PSSC Labs
> HPC Software Technical Engineer
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David Beer | Senior Software Engineer
Adaptive Computing
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