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

While one such job is running, can you give the output of:

cat /proc/self/mount_info

from a separate shell?  Basically, the directory referenced in the error message shouldn't be visible to to the condor_starter.  However, there are certain HTCondor bugs / kernel features that, if used, can cause the child mounts to leak into the system mount namespaces.  Fedora >= 17 hit one such case.

If that file contains sensitive information, it is OK to send it off-list.


On Mar 18, 2013, at 2:14 PM, Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Tim,

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Tim St Clair <tstclair@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Michael - 

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

This is a job that is building a Debian packages in a chroot for a particular distribution release, It is using a tool
called pbuilder that manages the creation of the chroot and the build process. We are interested in exercising
test suites contained in these packages under specific conditions -- a lot of conditions, hence Condor's involvement.


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