[Bioclusters] running sge jobs as user nobody

Botka, Christopher Christopher.Botka at joslin.harvard.edu
Wed Mar 22 08:33:31 EST 2006

Are you sure user nobody has the same UID across all the execute hosts?
This is similar, IIRC to the error I got when I had a uid conflict.


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> g] On Behalf Of Jinal Jhaveri
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 9:27 PM
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> Subject: [Bioclusters] running sge jobs as user nobody
> Sorry for cross-posting but I saw a related talk about this 
> issue on this list before so am I am posting it here. Has 
> anybody successfully ran SGE jobs as user nobody? I am 
> getting "can't chdir to /nonexistent: No such file or 
> directory"error. It seems like qsub command is looking for 
> the user's homedir, and nobody's home dir is /nonexistent and 
> thus it generates this error.
> I am using -cwd and -o /tmp/x.out and -e /tmp/x.out options 
> Apart from "running it as a regular user"  any other suggestions?
> Thank you
> --Jinal
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