[slurm-users] Hide Filesystem From Slurm

Brian Andrus toomuchit at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 15:34:11 UTC 2019

I don't think that is possible. At least not easily....

I just symlink /tmp to /scratch on systems I use.

That way folks can get used to /scratch, but if anything has hard-coded 
/tmp, it will still work.

Brian Andrus

On 7/11/2019 8:19 AM, Douglas Duckworth wrote:
> Hello
> I am wondering if it's possible to hide a file system, that's world 
> writable on compute node, logically within Slurm.  That way any job a 
> user runs cannot possible access this file system.
> Essentially we define $TMPDIR as /scratch, which Slurm cleans up in 
> epilogue scripts, but some users still keep writing to /tmp instead 
> which we do not want.  We would use tmpwatch to clean up /tmp but I 
> would rather just prevent people from writing to it within Slurm.
> Thanks
> Doug
> Thanks,
> Douglas Duckworth, MSc, LFCS
> HPC System Administrator
> Scientific Computing Unit <https://scu.med.cornell.edu>
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