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sge_shadowd - Grid Engine shadow master daemon

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NAME

sge_shadowd - Grid Engine shadow master daemon

SYNOPSIS

sge_shadowd

DESCRIPTION

sge_shadowd is a "light weight" process which can be run on so-called shadow master hosts in a Grid Engine cluster to detect failure of the current Grid Engine master daemon, and to start-up a new 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 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 Grid Engine standard configuration files.
SGE_CELL
If set, specifies the default Grid Engine cell. To address a Grid Engine cell sge_shadowd uses (in 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 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 time for 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 between sge_shadowd checks of the heartbeat file (60 seconds by default).
SGE_GET_ACTIVE_INTERVAL
This variable controls the interval between attempts by a sge_shadowd instance to take over when the heartbeat file has not changed. The default is 240 seconds.

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

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2007-11-08 SGE 8.1.3pre