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How can i slove whoami exception on linux?

I am trying to run nutch on linux using ssh,I have logged in as root user.
I have setted all the environment variable and nutch file setting.
I have created a url.txt file which content the url to crawl, When i am trying to run nutch using following command,

bin/nutch crawl urls -dir crawlresult

it generates following exception.

crawl started in: crawlresult
rootUrlDir = urls
threads = 10
depth = 5
Injector: starting
Injector: crawlDb: crawlresult/crawldb
Injector: urlDir: urls
Injector: Converting injected urls to crawl db entries.
Exception in thread "main" java.io.IOException: Failed to get the current user's information.
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobClient.getUGI(JobClient.java:717)
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobClient.configureCommandLineOptions(JobClient.java:592)
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobClient.submitJob(JobClient.java:788)
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobClient.runJob(JobClient.java:1142)
        at org.apache.nutch.crawl.Injector.inject(Injector.java:160)
        at org.apache.nutch.crawl.Crawl.main(Crawl.java:113)
Caused by: javax.security.auth.login.LoginException: Login failed: Cannot run program "whoami": java.io.IOException: error=12, Cannot allocate memory
        at org.apache.hadoop.security.UnixUserGroupInformation.login(UnixUserGroupInformation.java:250)
        at org.apache.hadoop.security.UnixUserGroupInformation.login(UnixUserGroupInformation.java:275)
        at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobClient.getUGI(JobClient.java:715)
        ... 5 more


Is it  problem of Memory or of User Authentication?
In the first line it is giving the exception that

Exception in thread "main" java.io.IOException: Failed to get the current user's information.

but after that it,says "Cannot run program "whoami": java.io.IOException: error=12, Cannot allocate memory"

Server has enough memory space .The statics of memory on the server is as follows:

             total               used         free    
Mem:        524320     252000     272320
-/+ buffers/cache:     252000     272320
Swap:      2475680          0        2475680
Total:     3000000      252000      2748000

I am not able to get the reason of this.
Please Some body help me?
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jar3817Commented:
"Caused by: javax.security.auth.login.LoginException: Login failed: Cannot run program "whoami":"

That's your problem. Do you have the whoami utility on your machine? Is it in $PATH?
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indianbill007Author Commented:
How can i check for whoami utility?, I am newer with  linux.
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jar3817Commented:
Type "whoami" in a console, see if it spits out your username. If it says something like "command not found" then you don't have it, and I'm guessing that nutch requires it.
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indianbill007Author Commented:
I have tested it,It is replying 'root' as user.
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woolmilkporcCommented:

I think you will have to allow memory overcommitment -
echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
and maybe
echo 80 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_ratio

Look here for an explanation -

http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/linux/lk/lk-9.html 
wmp

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indianbill007Author Commented:
I have checked this,but after this command ,
it is generating same exception as i have mention on the top.
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nabeelmoiduCommented:
what's this app running as ? I mean which user?
Probably that user might have shell disabled and could be the issue.(not sure about this though)
check /etc/passwd and verify that the user has a proper shel etc...
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Well,
it might also be related to user limits.
Did you check ulimit -a ?
(I know it's root, but who knows?)
 
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indianbill007Author Commented:
Output of ulimit -a is as follows:

core file size          (blocks, -c) 0
data seg size           (kbytes, -d) unlimited
file size               (blocks, -f) unlimited
pending signals                 (-i) 50176
max locked memory       (kbytes, -l) 32
max memory size         (kbytes, -m) unlimited
open files                      (-n) 1024
pipe size            (512 bytes, -p) 8
POSIX message queues     (bytes, -q) 819200
stack size              (kbytes, -s) 10240
cpu time               (seconds, -t) unlimited
max user processes              (-u) 50176
virtual memory          (kbytes, -v) unlimited
file locks                      (-x) unlimited
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woolmilkporcCommented:
OK, looks good.
Next you could try to reduce the heapsize (in variable NUTCH_HEAPSIZE , I can't recommend any value, however),
and you could try to reduce Java's max. memory ( -Xmx  parameter in variable JAVA_OPTS).
-Xmx defaults to 400m, afaik. Try to lower it piece by piece and see what happens.
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nabeelmoiduCommented:
what user is this program/java server running as?
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indianbill007Author Commented:
I have tried this but there is no other output other than the exception.
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indianbill007Author Commented:
i have logged in as a root user at server.
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nabeelmoiduCommented:
that needn't mean your app is running as root.
it could be a different user.

do a ps -ef when the app is running
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indianbill007Author Commented:
output of the command is as follows:

UID        PID  PPID  C STIME TTY          TIME CMD
root         1     0  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 init [3]
root      9443     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --d
mysql     9478  9443  0 Jan09 ?        00:07:03 /usr/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/ --d
root      9762     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:02 syslogd -m 0
root      9767     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 klogd -2
root      9784     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/courierlogger -pid=/va
root      9785  9784  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/libexec/courier-authlib/aut
root      9797  9785  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/libexec/courier-authlib/aut
root      9798  9785  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/libexec/courier-authlib/aut
root      9801     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/local/sbin/openvpn --daemon
named     9857     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:51 /usr/sbin/named -u named
root      9876     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/sshd
root      9893     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/courierlogger -pid=/va
root      9894  9893  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/courier-imap/libexec/co
root      9900     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/courierlogger -pid=/va
root      9901  9900  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/courier-imap/libexec/co
root      9906     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/courierlogger -pid=/va
root      9907  9906  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/courier-imap/libexec/co
root      9912     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/courierlogger -pid=/va
root      9913  9912  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/courier-imap/libexec/co
mailnull  9994     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/exim -bd -oX 2525
mailnull 10001     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q60m
mailnull 10010     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/exim -tls-on-connect -
root     10037     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/local/bin/svnserve -d -r /s
root     10091     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:04 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
root     10120     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:03 crond
xfs      10151     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 xfs -droppriv -daemon
root     11356  9797  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:01 /etc/authlib/authProg
dbus     11501     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon-1 --system
root     11525     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:19 python /usr/bin/denyhosts.py --d
root     11558     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/portsentry -tcp
root     11583     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmi
root     13766     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:00 pure-ftpd (SERVER)
root     13769     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/pure-authd -s /var/run
root     15875  9876  0 09:27 ?        00:00:00 sshd: root@pts/0
root     15962 15875  0 09:27 ?        00:00:00 login -- root
root     15973 15962  0 09:27 pts/0    00:00:00 -bash
nobody   18172 10091  0 08:52 ?        00:00:00 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
nobody   18173 10091  0 08:52 ?        00:00:00 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
nobody   18174 10091  0 08:52 ?        00:00:03 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
nobody   18175 10091  0 08:52 ?        00:00:01 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
nobody   18176 10091  0 08:52 ?        00:00:02 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
nobody   19775 10091  0 08:53 ?        00:00:00 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
nobody   23553     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:44 httpds
nobody   23938 10091  0 08:55 ?        00:00:00 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
nobody   23941 10091  0 08:55 ?        00:00:00 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
nobody   23951 10091  0 08:55 ?        00:00:01 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
nobody   23974 10091  0 08:55 ?        00:00:02 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSS
root     26387     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:04 tailwatchd
mailman  26413     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:00 /usr/local/bin/python2.4 /usr/lo
root     26422     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:00 cPhulkd - processor
mailman  26424 26413  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/local/bin/python2.4 /usr/lo
mailman  26425 26413  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/local/bin/python2.4 /usr/lo
mailman  26426 26413  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/local/bin/python2.4 /usr/lo
mailman  26429 26413  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/local/bin/python2.4 /usr/lo
mailman  26430 26413  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/local/bin/python2.4 /usr/lo
mailman  26433 26413  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/local/bin/python2.4 /usr/lo
mailman  26434 26413  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/local/bin/python2.4 /usr/lo
mailman  26435 26413  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:00 /usr/local/bin/python2.4 /usr/lo
root     26465     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:00 cpdavd - accepting connections o
root     26469     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:09 queueprocd - wait to process a t
root     26490     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:00 cpanellogd - sleeping for logs
root     26557     1  0 Jan11 ?        00:00:00 cpsrvd - waiting for connections
root     27774 15973  0 09:34 pts/0    00:00:00 ps -ef
root     28557  9798  0 Jan09 ?        00:00:01 /etc/authlib/authProg
root     32208     1  0 Jan09 ?        00:02:00 /usr/local/jdk/bin/java -Djava.u
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nabeelmoiduCommented:
ok, that possibility can be ruled out.
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indianbill007Author Commented:
Can you please tell me what i have to do to run nutch? I have tried every thing .
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Well,
you could try
echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory  
so that a malloc() will always succeed.
On the other hand I'm a bit astonished that manipulating -Xmx should have no effect at all. What values did you try? I'd suggest trying a real low value, such as 64 MB, to see what will happen (and to see whether we're changing at the right place).
wmp
 
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indianbill007Author Commented:
I have tried this but it still not running,
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indianbill007Author Commented:
Are you giving me any another solution?
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Alas no.
I would have bet that lowering -Xmx sharply would show some effect, but when you say it didn't ...
wmp
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indianbill007Author Commented:
I have found lot of knowledge from this.
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