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Re: [HTCondor-users] HTCondor daemons dying on SL7 worker nodes

Hi Michael,

It's not really a systemd issue. Condor's config file puts in place a directive of "if I haven't responded in the last 5 seconds, then consider me deadlocked and kill off all my processes."

HTCondor asked, systemd listened.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 29, 2016, at 4:00 PM, Michael V Pelletier <Michael.V.Pelletier@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

This seems to be another example of how systemd doesn't seem to acknowledge
decades of UNIX-derived system management experience that people have
accumulated over the years.


The philosophy of UNIX is, in part, "write programs that do one thing, and
do it well."

Which is one reason why systemd is broken up into, what, a dozen different daemons?

One thing that sysvinit does poorly is manage services. That's why many (most?) commercial POSIX implementations have abandoned it.

In fact, that sysvinit didn't keep up the "and do it well" half of the sentence is one of the motivations for the condor_master.  It is encouraging to me that all the features the HTCondor team found missing from sysvinit have now made it into RHEL7's service management framework.


I hope I don't loathe it too much when I finally get around to installing
a CentOS 7 VM.

        -Michael Pelletier.
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