[slurm-users] Slurm on Debian Stretch

Gennaro Oliva oliva.g at na.icar.cnr.it
Thu Mar 5 11:23:58 UTC 2020

Hi Steffen,

On Wed, Mar 04, 2020 at 08:54:09AM +0100, Steffen Grunewald wrote:
> is there anyone out there, running Slurm on a Debian Stretch platform?

I have used slurm on stretch in production for several years, and I'm
aware of sites with thousand of nodes that have been using it when
stretch was stable.

> I ran into some issues I could only partially resolve yet:
> - magic UID for "slurm" user, but none for "munge" (and since the munge
>   key has to be shared, unique UIDs are essential)

munge doesn't need a unique UID, it's not written in the documentation
and it works with users with different UID [1], we never had problems
on this side.

> - daemons don't start (timeout) when using "service ... start", running
>   with -D and backgrounding doesn't show anything weird

Where are your pid files located?

Did you use the slurm-wlm-configurator shipped with the slurmctld
package to create your configuration?

> - "scontrol reconfig" tends to kill the slurmctld

Please provide more details about when this is happening.

Best regards,

[1] https://bugs.schedmd.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4209
Gennaro Oliva

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