Openrm return SIGSEGV


Hi, List
I’m trying to play with rm interface with pbspro 18.1.0
my test code below

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <rm.h>
int main()

as you can see, my distr is Debian/Sid
compile with

${CC} -o a.out test.c -I${PBS_EXEC}/include -L${PBS_EXEC}/lib -lpbs -lnet 

During runtime

Segmentation fault

Am i doing something wrong? it should return a negative value even the connections rather than a SIGSEGV.


You should generate a core file and analyze it with gdb. Make sure your core file limit is unlimited by running ulimit -c unlimited before you execute your binary. Once the core file is generated, analyze it by running gdb ./a.out <corefilename>. Once you see the gdb prompt, you may issue the command where or bt to print a backtrace. If you cut and paste the output, we can help you analyze it.




here is the output of :

# gdb ./a.out core
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Reading symbols from ./a.out...done.
[New LWP 5789]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/".
Core was generated by `./a.out'.
Program terminated with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
#0  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
#1  0x000055aa9fa7e5db in openrm (host=0x55aa9fa7f004 "debian", port=15002)
    at rm.c:177
#2  0x000055aa9fa7e1ea in main () at test.c:7


177 ->         stream = rpp_open(host, port);
        if ((stream = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0)) != -1) {
                int     tryport = IPPORT_RESERVED;
                struct  sockaddr_in     addr;

I examed $PBS_EXEC directory carefully and found that neither header (rpp.h) nor lib (librpp.a) exists.


add a call to set_rpp_funcs(NULL) before you do openrm.
It takes a function pointer to log messages. You can pass NULL if you do not want any logging.

You can also use pbs_rmget present in “${PBS_EXEC}/unsupported” directory. This binary does what you want to do.


It did solve SIGSEGV problem
One thing i should comment is that we can only use <source_code_location>/src/include to find rpp.h rather than <INSTALL_PREFIX>/include, as there is no rpp.h , but link to is vaild.

it’s good to hear we have pre-builded pbs_rmget command, however, this is a practice for myself just for fun :).



Right, there is scope for improvement here. I think openrm should call this function internally to setup rpp functions if they are not set already. A user writing a program using rm library APIs should not do that.