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Message 12046 - Posted: 13 Aug 2007, 12:01:20 UTC

Hi all!
Last week my C2D, which is running with BOINCpe, started to get only one WU per request, although much more work is requested and I did not change the preferences. There are two projects attached: Pirates@Home and PrimeGrid.
Here's a part from the logfile:

06.08.2007 10:03:48|PrimeGrid|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work
06.08.2007 10:03:48|PrimeGrid|Requesting 325679 seconds of new work
06.08.2007 10:03:53|PrimeGrid|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 511]
06.08.2007 10:03:53|PrimeGrid|Deferring communication for 7 sec
06.08.2007 10:03:53|PrimeGrid|Reason: requested by project
06.08.2007 10:03:55|PrimeGrid|[file_xfer] Started download of file llrTPS_7055979
06.08.2007 10:03:56|PrimeGrid|[file_xfer] Finished download of file llrTPS_7055979
06.08.2007 10:03:56|PrimeGrid|[file_xfer] Throughput 425 bytes/sec
06.08.2007 10:04:03|PrimeGrid|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work
06.08.2007 10:04:03|PrimeGrid|Requesting 325041 seconds of new work
06.08.2007 10:04:08|PrimeGrid|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 511]
06.08.2007 10:04:08|PrimeGrid|Deferring communication for 7 sec
06.08.2007 10:04:08|PrimeGrid|Reason: requested by project
06.08.2007 10:04:10|PrimeGrid|[file_xfer] Started download of file llrTPS_7054620
06.08.2007 10:04:11|PrimeGrid|[file_xfer] Finished download of file llrTPS_7054620
06.08.2007 10:04:11|PrimeGrid|[file_xfer] Throughput 512 bytes/sec

...and so on...
At that time I was using BOINC 5.8.15, I updated to 5.10.13 at first, now 5.10.18, but still the same behaviour (my other host's are running fine and getting lots of PG-WUs per request). I also tried different prefs, but nothing changed.

Today I discovered <connected_frac>-1.000000</connected_frac> in the client_state.xml. Because this is the only difference form my other host's (there it is 0), I think that this is the reason.

I tried to manually set it to different values from 0 to 1 (client closed before that), but after restarting the client, it was -1 again.
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Message 12047 - Posted: 13 Aug 2007, 12:23:32 UTC

The connected frac should have nothing to do with anything. It is suposed to measure how often you are connected to the internet, but it has never worked properly on *nix and is not reliable on windows. So as far as I know it is ignored. The other time stats may have a bearing on your problem though.
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Message 12050 - Posted: 13 Aug 2007, 13:34:25 UTC - in response to Message 12047.
Last modified: 13 Aug 2007, 13:34:58 UTC

The connected frac should have nothing to do with anything. It is suposed to measure how often you are connected to the internet, but it has never worked properly on *nix and is not reliable on windows. So as far as I know it is ignored. The other time stats may have a bearing on your problem though.

The other time stats are normal, and since this is the only difference to my other hosts, I thought this might be the problem.
OK, this host is running WinXP on a RAM Disk, while the other ones are on Win2k, but before last week it worked well...

I will test another project, as soon as I can access it again, to see if it is a problem with the host and/or PrimeGrid's server-update.
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Message 12087 - Posted: 15 Aug 2007, 13:39:30 UTC - in response to Message 12050.

I will test another project, as soon as I can access it again, to see if it is a problem with the host and/or PrimeGrid's server-update.

Works well with ABC@home, so it is a PrimeGrid problem. I'll ask over there again.
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