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VDT Office Hours 27-October-2005



Leigh is having problems with MDS 4. She gets an error and it doesn't properly report stuff. The VDT team doesn't yet know much about MDS 4, but they will look into it.

2005-10-04 11:14:36,060 WARN  usefulrp.GLUEResourceProperty [GLUE refresher 0,runScript:314] Script Execution error when executing shell /usr/local/grid/globus/libexec/globus-scheduler-provider-condor
org.xml.sax.SAXException: Fatal Error: URI=null Line=2: XML document structures must start and end within the same entity.
        at org.apache.axis.utils.XMLUtils$ParserErrorHandler.fatalError(
        at org.apache.xerces.util.ErrorHandlerWrapper.fatalError(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLErrorReporter.reportError(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLErrorReporter.reportError(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLScanner.reportFatalError(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.endEntity(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentScannerImpl.endEntity(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLEntityManager.endEntity(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLEntityScanner.load(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLEntityScanner.scanContent(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanContent(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl$FragmentContentDispatcher.dispatch(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanDocument(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.parsers.XMLParser.parse(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.parsers.DOMParser.parse(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.xerces.jaxp.DocumentBuilderImpl.parse(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.axis.utils.XMLUtils.newDocument(
        at org.apache.axis.utils.XMLUtils.newDocument(
        at org.globus.mds.usefulrp.GLUEResourceProperty$PeriodicExecutor.runScript(
        at org.globus.mds.usefulrp.GLUEResourceProperty$

OSG 0.4

Leigh says that OSG's 0.4 is now estimated for December.

Globus Tests

VDT 1.3.7 is missing test that come with Globus. Leigh would like them--Alain will email the ones that were built for the upcoming VDT 1.3.8.


Jens wants to know when VDT 1.3.8 will be released. We hope to do a code freeze in about a week (roughly November 4th, 2005), but there is a chance it will slip slightly.

Jens wants to know exactly how we test the VDS so he can improve the tests. Alain will send him details.

VDT site backups

The VDT web site was down for three days this week. The VDT is stored on AFS volumes, and all the volumes are backed up as long as they are less than 5GB per volume. While all of the software builds are on small volumes, a mistake was made and all of the HTML files (and scripts that generate them automatically) were on a 5GB volume even though they take up much less than 5GB. The disk crashed and we lost everything, so we spent considerable regaining the files from personal backups, the Google cache, and hard work. These files are now backed up regularly, you can be sure.

Leigh offered to back up the VDT web site at Indiana, and suggested that perhaps the OSG sites could be mirrored at the VDT web site. Alain will talk to Saul about the possibility of using live mirror sites, since that would make it the most useful.