GenericNQS batch system

Lars Henriksen lars at
Tue Nov 18 04:41:56 EST 2003

Dear beowulfers

I'm having some problems with the Generic NQS batch system.

Creating and using queues on a single host works fine,, but when i try
to submit jobs to queues on remote hosts, it does not work. Does anyone
have experience with that kind of operation?

Here is what i've done:

On the scheduling host (host1):

# qmgr create pipe sched-queue destination = exe-in at host2
# qmgr set lb_out sched-queue
# qmgr enable queue sched-queue

On the host that has to do the job execution (host2):

# qmgr create batch exe-queue pipeonly
# qmgr create pipe exe-in pipeonly destination exe-queue
# qmgr set lb_in exe-in
# qmgr enable queue exe-queue
# qmgr enable queue run-in
# qmgr set scheduler host1

In 'nmapmgr' on both host, entries has been added both for principal
names and aliases.

/etc/hosts.nqs looks like this on both hosts:
* *

So when i try to submit at job to the system on host1:
(top of job description file:)
#QSUB-q sched-queue             
#QSUB-r test                 
<snipped shell code to be executed>

nothing happens :-(

edited syslog from the host where submission is made:

host1 NQS daemon[7467]: psc_spawn: Rqst not scheduled due to none there.
host1 NQS daemon[7467]: psc_spawn: Rqst not scheduled due to none there.
host1 NQS Pipeclient[5899]: Process logging started at Tue Nov 18
10:24:36 2003
host1 NQS Netdaemon[5900]: Netdaemon: Connection from host1
host1 NQS Pipeclient[5899]: Unable to deliver request 31 to a
host1 NQS Pipeclient[5899]: Msg #2:Scheduling request for retry at a
later time
host1 NQS Pipeclient[5899]: Msg #2:Request rescheduled; exiting

A 'qstat -x' shows this:

Destset = {exe-in at host2 [RETRY]
                 <Unreachable since: Wed Nov 12 12:35:10 CET 2003>
                 <Next retry at: Tue Nov 18 10:30:07 CET 2003>

I'm kinda baffled by this... 

Well thanks for your patience in reading this. I hope some of you can
give me some pointers...

best regards

Lars Henriksen                  | MESH-Technologies A/S
Systems Manager & Consultant    | Forskerparken 10        | DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
lars at       | mobile: +45 2291 2904
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