SLURM client version must match daemon version

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  • Ludovic Courtès
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  • Ricardo Wurmus
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 2 Nov 2020 10:10
(address . bug-guix@gnu.org)
87imaonmxs.fsf@inria.fr
Hello,

We’ve noticed the problem below on clusters running a foreign distro
when slurmd is version 19.x and our clients are version 20.x:

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[courtes@devel01 ~]$ guix time-machine --commit=2f107f273de3db1d01bdec66b13334edef7ad036 -- package -A slurm
Mise à jour du canal « guix » depuis le dépôt Git « https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guix.git »...
python-slurm-magic 0.0-0.73dd1a2 out gnu/packages/parallel.scm:225:4
slurm 20.02.5 out gnu/packages/parallel.scm:109:2
slurm-drmaa 1.1.1 out gnu/packages/parallel.scm:194:2
[courtes@devel01 ~]$ guix time-machine --commit=2f107f273de3db1d01bdec66b13334edef7ad036 -- environment --ad-hoc slurm -- squeue
Mise à jour du canal « guix » depuis le dépôt Git « https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guix.git »...
slurm_load_jobs error: Zero Bytes were transmitted or received
[courtes@devel01 ~]$ guix time-machine --commit=09b00a62b297edb92ac4dde6f4838261ac0cad16 -- package -A slurm
Mise à jour du canal « guix » depuis le dépôt Git « https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guix.git »...
python-slurm-magic 0.0-0.73dd1a2 out gnu/packages/parallel.scm:225:4
slurm 19.05.3-2 out gnu/packages/parallel.scm:109:2
slurm-drmaa 1.1.1 out gnu/packages/parallel.scm:194:2
[courtes@devel01 ~]$ guix time-machine --commit=09b00a62b297edb92ac4dde6f4838261ac0cad16 -- environment --ad-hoc slurm -- squeue
Mise à jour du canal « guix » depuis le dépôt Git « https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guix.git »...
JOBID PARTITION NAME USER ST TIME NODES NODELIST(REASON)
[courtes@devel01 ~]$ /usr/bin/squeue --version
slurm 19.05.2

It means that we cannot generally use the Guix-provided SLURM on
clusters running foreign distros.


Slurm daemons will support RPCs and state files from the two previous
major releases (e.g. a version 17.11.x SlurmDBD will support slurmctld
daemons and commands with a version of 17.11.x, 17.02.x or 16.05.x).

Looking at https://download.schedmd.com/slurm/, there’s been quite a
few releases between 19.05.3-2 and 20.02.5, which may explain the
problem I described.


Apparently the only .so in Open MPI linked against SLURM is
‘lib/openmpi/mca_pmix_s1.so’. The diff suggests that the two versions are
not ABI-compatible, so one wouldn’t be able to use ‘--with-graft’ to
graft one version in lieu of the other:

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[courtes@devel01 ~]$ guix time-machine --commit=09b00a62b297edb92ac4dde6f4838261ac0cad16 -- build slurm
Mise à jour du canal « guix » depuis le dépôt Git « https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guix.git »...
/gnu/store/37b7qnwck4pg51qia4w002i62g156xgw-slurm-19.05.3-2
[courtes@devel01 ~]$ guix time-machine --commit=2f107f273de3db1d01bdec66b13334edef7ad036 -- build slurm
Mise à jour du canal « guix » depuis le dépôt Git « https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guix.git »...
/gnu/store/7n6aks2wcmn2pxv03q8ij38hsj9zfzk9-slurm-20.02.5
[courtes@devel01 ~]$ abidiff --stat /gnu/store/37b7qnwck4pg51qia4w002i62g156xgw-slurm-19.05.3-2/lib/slurm/libslurmfull.so /gnu/store/7n6aks2wcmn2pxv03q8ij38hsj9zfzk9-slurm-20.02.5/lib/slurm/libslurmfull.so
Functions changes summary: 0 Removed, 0 Changed, 0 Added function
Variables changes summary: 0 Removed, 0 Changed, 0 Added variable
Function symbols changes summary: 80 Removed, 162 Added function symbols not referenced by debug info
Variable symbols changes summary: 3 Removed, 0 Added variable symbols not referenced by debug info

What can we do about it?

At least, we should package several known-useful versions, so that
people can use ‘--with-input=slurm@X=slurm@Y’ (if needed) or explicitly
refer to the version they want in their profile. I’ll work on that.

Anything else?

I heard that PMIx, a scheduler-independent API, will eventually
supersede SLURM in Open┬áMPI. Let’s see if that loosens version
requirements.

Thanks,
Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 2 Nov 2020 15:36
(address . 44387@debbugs.gnu.org)(name . Ricardo Wurmus)(address . rekado@elephly.net)
877dr3lta5.fsf@gnu.org
Ludovic Courtès <ludovic.courtes@inria.fr> skribis:

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> At least, we should package several known-useful versions, so that
> people can use ‘--with-input=slurm@X=slurm@Y’ (if needed) or explicitly
> refer to the version they want in their profile. I’ll work on that.

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Ricardo Wurmus wrote on 2 Nov 2020 17:27
(name . Ludovic Courtès)(address . ludo@gnu.org)(address . 44387@debbugs.gnu.org)
87361rzpth.fsf@elephly.net
Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> writes:

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> Ludovic Courtès <ludovic.courtes@inria.fr> skribis:
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>> At least, we should package several known-useful versions, so that
>> people can use ‘--with-input=slurm@X=slurm@Y’ (if needed) or explicitly
>> refer to the version they want in their profile. I’ll work on that.
>
> I’ve reintroduced version 19.05:
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> https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git/commit/?id=e1bd62eb5ce0f2410b2607f157989588791b43e0

Good call. It seems like a good idea to keep older major versions
around.

There’s a similar problem with postgres, which needs (or used to need)
more than one version to upgrade existing data from an older version.

--
Ricardo
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