[slurm-users] error: user <UID> not found

Brian Andrus toomuchit at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 01:49:44 UTC 2020

That means the system has no idea who that user is.

If you are using /etc/passwd, that file is not synched on the slurm 
master node(s)

If you are part of a domain or other shared directory (ldap, etc), your 
master is likely not configured right.

If you are using SSSD, it is also possible your sssd has too long of a 
cache time. Run "sss_cache -E" to clear everything.
Note: that doesn't always work well, so you can stop sssd, delete the 
cache and restart.

If you have a forest, it could be the information has not propagated to 
all the servers, so you have to wait.
I've been places where that can take 24 hours.

Brian Andrus

On 9/29/2020 6:18 AM, Diego Zuccato wrote:
> Hello all.
> One of the users is unable to submit jobs to our cluster.
> The first time he tries, he gets
> $ sbatch test.job
> sbatch: fatal: Invalid user id: 621049927
> then:
> $ sbatch test.job
> sbatch: error: Batch job submission failed: Invalid account or
> account/partition combination specified
> In slurmctl.log I see:
> [2020-09-29T13:55:20.018] error: User 621049927 not found
> [2020-09-29T13:55:20.019] _job_create: invalid account or partition for
> user 621049927, account '(null)', and partition 'matrix'
> [2020-09-29T13:55:20.019] _slurm_rpc_submit_batch_job: Invalid account
> or account/partition combination specified
> (621049927 is the user's correct UID).
> I suspected a PBIS glitch, but both "id studenti#name.surname" and "id
> UID" returned the correct info.
> I found an old thread suggesting to add DefaultAccount, and I tried that
> even if it was already done by the script that imports AD users in Slurm
> accounting.
> # sacctmgr modify user studenti#name.surname cluster=oph set
> DefaultAccount=materia
> The db seems OK:
> # sacctmgr list user STUDENTI#name.surname WithAssoc
>        User   Def Acct     Admin    Cluster    Account  Partition
> Share MaxJobs MaxNodes  MaxCPUs MaxSubmit     MaxWall  MaxCPUMins
>             QOS   Def QOS
> ---------- ---------- --------- ---------- ---------- ----------
> --------- ------- -------- -------- --------- ----------- -----------
> -------------------- ---------
> studenti#+    materia      None        oph    materia
>   2                                  20
>       normal
> What am I missing?
> Tks.

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