Bug 1029365 - Permission problems in /var/lock/condor/loca
Permission problems in /var/lock/condor/loca
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: condor (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: matt
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-11-12 04:33 EST by Bert DeKnuydt
Modified: 2015-02-17 14:12 EST (History)
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Description Bert DeKnuydt 2013-11-12 04:33:40 EST
Description of problem:

In HTCondor's Schedlog, one finds errors like:

11/11/13 19:28:04 Initializing a VANILLA shadow for job 10529.3
11/11/13 19:28:04 (10529.3) (23459): directory_util::rec_touch_file: Directory /var/lock/condor/local//16 cannot be created (Permission denied) 

This is due to incorrect permissions in the directory, set by

Everything works correctly though, as HTCondor switches to using
a lock directory in /tmp/condorLocks

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install condor
2. Run a local or sched universe job, or a DAGman
3. Check in /var/log/condor/ShadowLog

Actual results:

See above.

Expected results:

Put the locks in the normal place, and don't complain.

Additional info:

Fix is to modify the last line of /etc/tmpfiles.d/condor.conf 
as shipped in the rpm:

d /var/lock/condor/local 0775 condor condor -


d /var/lock/condor/local 1777 condor condor -

This is because the these locks are written by the daemon condor_shadow,
which runs not as user 'condor' but as the user who submitted the job.
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