[slurm-users] [ext] Re: bufferoverflow in slurmd with acct_gather_energy plugin

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk
Wed Aug 30 08:38:54 UTC 2023

Hi Magnus,

On 8/30/23 10:12, Hagdorn, Magnus Karl Moritz wrote:
>> Yes, but can you share the details of which parameters you configure
>> in
>> this plugin so that you can extract node power?  This doesn't seem
>> obvious to me.
> not much needs configuring. We have
> EnergyIPMIFrequency=10
> EnergyIPMICalcAdjustment=yes
> EnergyIPMIPowerSensors=Node=DCMI_ENHANCED
> in the acct_gather.conf.

This is a very useful example!  I guess that you have also defined 
EnergyIPMIUsername and EnergyIPMIPassword in acct_gather.conf?  How is the 
EnergyIPMIPassword protected from normal users if the 
/etc/slurm/acct_gather.conf file exists?

An EnergyIPMIFrequency of 10 seconds sounds like it could put a high load 
on the BMC and the server?

I have never tested IPMI DCMI_ENHANCED commands.  Do you have some 
FreeIMPI commands which can be used to verify the basic IPMI DCMI_ENHANCED 


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