slurm stores cluster state in /var/run, which is a tmpfs and lost on reboot!

Bug #329225 reported by Christian Hudon
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slurm-llnl (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: slurm-llnl

In the default configuration of the .deb for slurm-llnl, the config file keys SlurmdSpoolDir and SaveStateLocation are stored under /var/run/slurm-llnl (in subdirectories slurmd and slurmctl respectively). But /var/run is a really bad location for this directories, as it is a tmpfs whose contents are lost when the power goes down! These directories should be moved under /var/lib/slurm-llnl, or at least a location that persists between reboots.

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Fabrice Coutadeur (fabricesp) wrote :


Since the version in lucid (2.0.5-1), it's supposed to be fixed:
  * init.d scripts create run-time variable data directories (/var/run)
  * slurm-llnl.init.d checks if StateSaveLocation SlurmdSpoolDir are
    under /var/run and link them to the actual location under /var/lib

If it's not the case, please reopen this bug report by changing the status back to new.


Changed in slurm-llnl (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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