[CentOS] serious problem with torque

Wed May 27 15:55:04 UTC 2015
Zachary Giles <zgiles at gmail.com>

Mark, You might really want to compile torque from source (into an RPM
if you'd like) and redistribute that. Every version is a little wonky
and those of us that use(d) it often will poke around until we find a
version / patch-set that makes us happy and stick with that for a bit.
It's not an exact science and newer / higher versions are not always better.

As for the downgrade comment: Perhaps you can't, but, Torque, when
it's down, doesn't really hold any state besides the configuration
(queues and such), so you should be able to extract that, completely
uninstall torque, and reinstall whatever version you want. If 2.x
works for you, grab the latest from source, build it, reinstall and
throw the config back in.

Hope this helps a little.
(I don't read often, so I might go AWOL)

On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 10:07 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> Hi, folks,
>    The other admin updated torque without testing it on one machine, and
> we had Issues. The first I knew was when a user reported qstat
> returning
> socket_connect_unix failed: 15137
> socket_connect_unix failed: 15137
> socket_connect_unix failed: 15137
> qstat: cannot connect to server (null) (errno=15137) could not connect to
> trqauthd
> Attempting to restart the pbs_server did the same. Working with my
> manager, we found:
>   a) torque had been updated from 2.x to 4.2.10, which is huge.
>   b) Apparently, it no longer uses munged. Instead, it uses trqauthd, and
> that wasn't
>         in the updated packages.
>   c) We could not downgrade!!!
>   d) My manager updated from testing, and installed, and then running
> trqauthd, and
>         restarting pbs_server, it appears to be working again.
> Should I be filing a bug report?
>        mark
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Zach Giles
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