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Slurmctld shows the error "we don't have select plugin type 102"

When enabling shared resources in Slurm as per the article here21, you may see the following error in /var/log/slurmctld on the headnode:

we don't have select plugin type 102 

Checking through the logs you may also see:

error: Incomplete job record fatal: Incomplete job state save file, start with '-i' to ignore this

Occasionally, when enabling shared resources in Slurm, the job state save file becomes incomplete. To work around this issue, perform the following steps.
First, stop slurmctld in Bright:

# cmsh % device use master % services % stop slurm % quit 
Next, have you SelectType and SelectTypeParameters set how you want them to be configured in slurm.conf
Then, start slurmctld by running the following command on your head node:

# /cm/shared/apps/slurm/current/sbin/slurmctld -i 
That will tell slurmctld to start while ignoring the incomplete job state save file error. 
After that, kill the process for slurmctld:

# killall slurmctld 
Then, start slurmctld from Bright again:

# cmsh % device use master % services % start slurm
Now slurmctld should be starting properly using your desired slurm.conf settings. 
You may also need to run the scontrol reconfigure command once slurmctld is started to notify the compute nodes.

scontrol reconfigure