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Re: [HTCondor-users] Jobs that require root permissions

Hi Michael - 

Before I speculate too much, do you have a high level overview of what you're user is trying to accomplish? 


From: "Michael Hanke" <michael.hanke@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "HTCondor-Users Mail List" <htcondor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:06:40 AM
Subject: [HTCondor-users] Jobs that require root permissions


is it possible to use condor to run jobs that require root permissions to run (completely). I have the case where I need a special user to run some adminstrative functionality that requires root permissions on exec hosts. The jobs execute these pieces via sudo. The machines are configured to accept a specific set of sudo command's from that users. In general this works fine. However sometimes such jobs get suspend -- and I don't know why.

In such cases the startlog would say something like this

03/18/13 16:38:08 Directory::setOwnerPriv(): NOT changing priv state to owner of /var/lib/condor/execute/dir_29073/buildbase/29106/proc/2568/task/2580/fdinfo" (0.0), that's root!

which refers to a bind-mount /proc inside a chroot.

Is there a way to make this work reliably?




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