sge_shadowd man page

sge_shadowd — Sun Grid Engine shadow master daemon

Description

sge_shadowd is a "light weight" process which can be run on so-called shadow master hosts in a Sun Grid Engine cluster to detect failure of the current Sun Grid Engine master daemon, sge_qmaster(8), and to start-up a new sge_qmaster(8) on the host on which the sge_shadowd runs. If multiple shadow daemons are active in a cluster, they run a protocol which ensures that only one of them will start-up a new master daemon.

The hosts suitable for being used as shadow master hosts must have shared root read/write access to the directory $SGE_ROOT/$SGE_CELL/common as well as to the master daemon spool directory (by default $SGE_ROOT/$SGE_CELL/spool/qmaster). The names of the shadow master hosts need to be contained in the file $SGE_ROOT/$xQS_NAME_Sxx_CELL/common/shadow_masters.

Restrictions

sge_shadowd may only be started by root.

Environment Variables

SGE_ROOT
Specifies the location of the Sun Grid Engine standard configuration files.
SGE_CELL

If set, specifies the default Sun Grid Engine cell. To address a Sun Grid Engine cell sge_shadowd uses (in the order of precedence):

The name of the cell specified in the environment variable SGE_CELL, if it is set.

The name of the default cell, i.e. default.

SGE_DEBUG_LEVEL
If set, specifies that debug information should be written to stderr. In addition the level of detail in which debug information is generated is defined.
SGE_QMASTER_PORT
If set, specifies the tcp port on which sge_qmaster(8) is expected to listen for communication requests. Most installations will use a services map entry for the service "sge_qmaster" instead to define that port.
SGE_DELAY_TIME
This variable controls the interval in which sge_shadowd pauses if a takeover bid fails. This value is used only when there are multiple sge_shadowd instances and they are contending to be the master. The default is 600 seconds.
SGE_CHECK_INTERVAL
This variable controls the interval in which the sge_shadowd checks the heartbeat file (60 seconds by default).
SGE_GET_ACTIVE_INTERVAL
This variable controls the interval when a sge_shadowd instance tries to take over when the heartbeat file has not changed.

Files

<sge_root>/<cell>/common
	Default configuration directory
<sge_root>/<cell>/common/shadow_masters
	Shadow master hostname file.
<sge_root>/<cell>/spool/qmaster
	Default master daemon spool directory
<sge_root>/<cell>/spool/qmaster/heartbeat
	The heartbeat file.

See Also

sge_intro(1), sge_conf(5), sge_qmaster(8), Sun Grid Engine Installation and Administration Guide.

Referenced By

sge_bootstrap(5), sge_qmaster(8).

$Date: 2007/11/08 23:04:23 $ SGE 6.2u5 Sun Grid Engine Administrative Commands