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Status Delivered
Workspace Spectrum LSF
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 18, 2015

A way to disable or control who can use bswitch

Looking for a way to disable the use of bswitch or control who can use it. An idea would be to have an ESUB variable for it like with bmod (LSB_SUB_MODIFY=Y)

  • Guest
    Jan 19, 2018

    This enhancement is included in IBM Spectrum LSF 10.1 Fix Pack 4. You can download it from Fix Central.

    Fix Central URL:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?product=ibm/Other+software/IBM+Spectrum+LSF&release=All&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=lsf-10.1.0.4-spk-2017-Nov-build476021&includeSupersedes=0

    Fix ID: lsf-10.1.0.4-spk-2017-Nov-build476021

    The following files are included in this fix pack:
    Readme_build476021.htm
    checksum.md5
    lsf10.1.0.4_fixed_bugs.pdf
    lsf10.1_linux2.6-glibc2.3-x86_64-476021.tar.Z
    lsf10.1_lnx310-lib217-ppc64le-476021.tar.Z
    lsf10.1_lnx310-lib217-x86_64-476021.tar.Z
    lsf10.1_lnx312-lib217-armv8-476021.tar.Z

  • Guest
    Jul 16, 2015

    We already do this, in fact even more restrictive by only allowing root. Unfortunately, we have "smart" users that have copied bswitch from other/older LSF installations that's not locked down or already had a copy to begin with for their purpose. This copy is being passed around and used.

  • Guest
    Jun 30, 2015

    This could be achieved pretty easily with OS permissions and group ownership: set the permissions of bswitch to 750, change its group to an OS group containing the users you want to be allowed to use it. Only the permitted group will be allowed to execute it.

  • Guest
    Jun 19, 2015

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #72978 in product Platform LSF.