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Re: Using StarCluster with Hudson Continuous Integration

From: Justin Riley <no email>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:09:41 -0400

Hi Vaughan,

My apologies for taking so long to respond. StarCluster uses Python's
os.path.expanduser to determine the user's home directory and in this
case it's returning '/root' for some reason. My guess is Hudson runs as
root and runs the CI script as the Hudson user but doesn't clear the
environment so that $HOME still points to /root which causes
os.path.expanduser to return the wrong value. You might try exporting
$HOME explicitly to the right place before running StarCluster and see
if that helps.

If this doesn't work please feel free to join #starcluster on IRC and we
can try to debug this:


On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 09:11:50PM +0000, Vaughan, Garrison wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm currently working as an intern with NASA at the Goddard Space Flight
> Center. We have decided to move
> some regression tests we run on our own high performance computer system
> into the cloud.
> I have been assigned the task of setting up a continuous integration
> server and setting up the scripts which will
> instantiate clusters that will be used for the builds/regression test. I
> was shown StarCluster by a system architect here
> and needless to say, it's an extremely impressive tool!
> I am currently using a CI server called Hudson which is running smoothly
> on a micro AMI instance which mimics the OS image we run on our cluster.
> The Hudson Server runs under a user (user Hudson) on the instance and can
> run scripts as that user on the system when triggered.
> The point is to, when triggered, create a cluster (using StarCluster) that
> will mimic the cluster we run here,
> and use that cluster to build and do a regression test against a clients
> code repository, and subsequently tear the
> cluster down upon completion.
> I have StarCluster installed under user Hudson, and when I shell into user
> Hudson, StarCluster works without a hitch.
> My problem occurs when I try to run any StarCluster command through the
> Hudson Web Servlet. I have a job going on Hudson
> which, when triggered, will execute a shell command (currently
> "starcluster help") under user Hudson. After setting up the $PATH to
> StarCluster
> through the Hudson UI, the starcluster command is recognized.
> But for some reason, which I've been struggling with all day, I get this
> error as output when I run any starcluster command:
> #######Hudson Console Output#######
> Started by user admin
> [workspace] $ /bin/bash -xe /tmp/ ## [workspace] is a directory under user Hudson. When the same command
> ## which is in the /tmp/ script (currently "starcluster help") is
> ## run from this directory through ssh, it runs just fine.
> + starcluster help ##This is the command in /tmp/ A whoami shows this command running under user Hudson.
> !!! ERROR - /root/.starcluster *must* be a directory ##This is what has me baffled, why does anything in /root need to be referenced/exist?
> ##Again, this isn't the case when this command is run directly under user Hudson (through ssh).
> !!! ERROR - /root/.starcluster *must* be a directory
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/local/bin/starcluster", line 9, in <module>
> load_entry_point('StarCluster==0.93.3', 'console_scripts', 'starcluster')()
> File "/usr/local/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/StarCluster-0.93.3-py2.6.egg/starcluster/", line 310, in main
> logger.configure_sc_logging()
> File "/usr/local/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/StarCluster-0.93.3-py2.6.egg/starcluster/", line 129, in configure_sc_logging
> backupCount=2)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/logging/", line 112, in __init__
> BaseRotatingHandler.__init__(self, filename, mode, encoding, delay)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/logging/", line 64, in __init__
> logging.FileHandler.__init__(self, filename, mode, encoding, delay)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/logging/", line 827, in __init__
> StreamHandler.__init__(self, self._open())
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/logging/", line 846, in _open
> stream = open(self.baseFilename, self.mode)
> IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/root/.starcluster/logs/debug.log'
> [DEBUG] Skipping watched dependency update for build: Test Build #30 due to result: FAILURE
> Finished: FAILURE
> .starcluster exists at /var/lib/hudson/.starcluster and is shown as the default path to the config file when "starcluster help" is run on user Hudson (through ssh).
> I have passed that directory as a (starcluster -c "path_to_config") argument in the Hudson script, and still get the same error.
> Permissions for /var/lib/hudson/.starcluster are rwxr-xr-x.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks for the great work,
> Garrison

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