[slurm-users] SLURM on Ubuntu 16.04

Eric F. Alemany ealemany at stanford.edu
Thu Apr 26 08:09:35 MDT 2018

Good morning

As you mentioned right now I have 1 master and 4 nodes and couple post-docs. I think we can manage it without the SQL ( MariaDB) accounting feature.
I read in the schedmd website that I can use a text file instead of the sql database.
I will still need to found out how to configure that. But today, I'll be upgrading my master and nodes to ubuntu 18.04.


Eric F.  Alemany
System Administrator for Research

Division of Radiation & Cancer  Biology
Department of Radiation Oncology

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California 94305

Tel:1-650-498-7969<tel:1-650-498-7969>  No Texting

On Apr 26, 2018, at 06:41, Patrick Goetz <pgoetz at math.utexas.edu<mailto:pgoetz at math.utexas.edu>> wrote:

I don't think the problem Chris is referring to (a SQL injection attack) is going to apply to you because you're way too small to need to worry about Slurm accounting, but if it is a concern, install the distro packages; confirm that things are roughly working and then just take note of how things are set up.  You can use

  dpkg -L <package_name>

to see what files are installed where, and the initial install will tell you what package dependencies are being pulled in.  This will help you do a setup from the tarball.

Oh, and it is possible that the Ubuntu package will helpfully turn on the slurmdbd for you.  Find out what service it's running as (slurmdbd.service?) and mask it:

 systemctl stop slurmdbd
 systemctl mask slurmdbd

Disclaimer:  I don't currently use the Slurm accounting system and have no idea how it is set up, so the instructions above are likely entirely incorrect.

On 04/25/2018 07:11 PM, Eric F. Alemany wrote:
Hi Chris,
Thank you for the update(s). It is what it is - right ?
*Eric F.  Alemany*
/System Administrator for Research/
Division of Radiation & Cancer  Biology
Department of Radiation Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California 94305
Tel:1-650-498-7969 <tel:1-650-498-7969>No Texting
Fax:1-650-723-7382 <tel:1-650-723-7382>
On Apr 25, 2018, at 5:03 PM, Christopher Samuel <chris at csamuel.org<mailto:chris at csamuel.org> <mailto:chris at csamuel.org>> wrote:

On 26/04/18 09:58, Christopher Samuel wrote:

Most importantly you will want to be sure that they have backported the
patch to close CVE-2018-7033 (fixed in 17.11.5).

Went and found their sources, there is no mention of this being fixed
in the proposed version, so it seems that bionic will ship Slurm with
this CVE unpatched. :-(

According to: https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2018/CVE-2018-7033.html

it is listed as still "needs triage".

Also unfixed in any Debian release too.


Chris Samuel  :  http://www.csamuel.org/  :  Melbourne, VIC

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