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VDT Office Hours 6 April 2006


VDT 1.3.10b

Today we will be releasing VDT 1.3.10b. The changes are:

The Globus-Updates package is a new GridFTP server that should fix a bug some users have been experiencing with group permissions, as well as a bug with globus-url-copy creating multiple directories with the -cd option.

VDT 1.3.9c

Today we will be releasing VDT 1.3.9c. The only change is the addition of the same Globus-Updates that is in VDT 1.3.10b.

Jobmanagers hanging on

Rob Quick reported that he had a bunch of job managers processes (all fork?) that didn't exist after the job exited. He had a bunch last week and this week, but none on the weekend, even though these were MIS jobs that should have been running on the weekedn. He'll monitor the problem, and if it continues he might ask for help.

How jobmanagers start

Wayne asked how jobmanager start. The gatekeeper is started as root via xinetd. After authentication and authorization, it starts up the jobmanager as the user (not root) that was provided during the authorization.