[slurm-users] User permissions on submitted jobs

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk
Wed Oct 17 13:45:00 MDT 2018

On 17-10-2018 20:13, Aravindh Sampathkumar wrote:
> I built a SLURM cluster and am able to successfully run jobs as root.
> However, when I try to submit jobs as a regular user, I hit permission 
> problems.
> username at console:[~] > srun -N1 /bin/hostname
> slurmstepd: error: couldn't chdir to `/usr/home/username': Permission 
> denied: going to /tmp instead
> fancy.host.name
> I tried to google around, but could not get a clear view of how user 
> permissions are passed around with SLURM.

It would appear that your user accounts and home file system are not set 
up correctly on all nodes.  Sanity is required in order for Slurm to 
work ;-)

First, ignore your Slurm setup and try to log in manually to all compute 
and login nodes as user "username" and make sure this user (and all 
other normal users in /etc/passwd) have the correct UID, GID and a 
shared home directory file system mounted with correct permissions.  I 
find it a bit unusual if users have a home directory located in 


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