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Message 83290 - Posted: 27 Nov 2017, 23:39:56 UTC

I have recently reinstated Boinc on my Macbook Pro and am getting the above message occasionally. I'm running 7.8.4 which I had heard was supposed to address this message. I can't see what task is postponed or see any undesirable effect, things seem to be computing fine as far as I can tell. I did reboot this morning to see if that helped but it didn't seem to change anything.
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Message 83300 - Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 12:38:07 UTC - in response to Message 83290.  

Did you present this 'issue' to the project you are running this task for? Suggest you do if you did not.
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Message 83321 - Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 14:52:52 UTC

That will likely be a GPU app from SETI@Home - we had a spate of those recently.

Remind me to open an issue for the task, app, or project name to be included in the Event Log for cases like this.
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Message 83326 - Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 15:25:18 UTC - in response to Message 83321.  
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When I look in the event log, the project name seems to be always prefaced, e.g.

2788	World Community Grid	11/27/2017 9:51:34 PM	Computation for task MIP1_00027529_0022_0 finished	
2789	World Community Grid	11/27/2017 9:51:34 PM	Starting task MIP1_00027529_0218_0	
2790	World Community Grid	11/27/2017 9:51:36 PM	Started upload of MIP1_00027529_0022_0_r56855011_0	
2791	World Community Grid	11/27/2017 9:51:41 PM	Finished upload of MIP1_00027529_0022_0_r56855011_0	
2792	World Community Grid	11/27/2017 9:51:44 PM	[sched_op] Starting scheduler request	
2793	World Community Grid	11/27/2017 9:51:44 PM	Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.	
2794	World Community Grid	11/27/2017 9:51:44 PM	Reporting 1 completed tasks	

Not a particular mystery as to where it came from. Then there's the 'show only this project' button when selecting the offending line to filter messages surrounding the 'event'. Whilst projects include a name in the task, such as here MIP1, it would not harm to include the actual app, particularly for those that run more than one, to include 32/64 bit versions.
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Message 83329 - Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 15:41:09 UTC - in response to Message 83326.  

You're probably right about the project name being listed (perhaps Bill can confirm, but I'm pretty sure that 'Suspicious pulse results' are only reported by SETI).

But what we're missing is precisely which 'Task' has been 'postponed': knowing the name would enable us to look up the stderr_txt on the project website (if the project's server code is new enough to have that search-box facility).
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Message 83331 - Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 17:11:01 UTC - in response to Message 83290.  

I'm running 7.8.4 which I had heard was supposed to address this message
I know where the confusion comes from: me.
At the time, in the Seti forums, I was helping a person called 'listener' with this problem, when I found that all Macs with BOINC 7.8.x with an AMD Compute Engine and High Sierra showed the memory on that CE in negative form. That's when I informed the developer of that and he released a new version of BOINC that fixed that, 7.8.4

Since the Task postponed: Suspicious pulse results message coincided with the release of a newer science application that caused the end of reports for Task postponed: CL file build failure, I thought that maybe these two were part of the same problem (the negative memory and the suspicious pulse results). Therefore I asked 'listener' to look if 7.8.4 fixed this problem. It did not. He still had that, intermittently.

However, these messages only show at times, but the tasks that have them seem to finish fine.
Although some do exit with the 'too many exits' error. That's the ones we need to look into, and know the application for.
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Message 83344 - Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 21:36:07 UTC - in response to Message 83321.  

Remind me to open an issue for the task, app, or project name to be included in the Event Log for cases like this.


For once BOINC development shines. Feature delivered in -3 months and you haven't even opened the issue yet!

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Message 83349 - Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 22:56:20 UTC - in response to Message 83344.  

Lovely jubbly. Commit SHA or PR#, please, so I can see if it's been deployed yet?
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Message 83378 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 17:22:27 UTC - in response to Message 83349.  

#1978

Didn't make it to 7.8.
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Message 83379 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 17:45:06 UTC - in response to Message 83378.  

#1978

Didn't make it to 7.8.
Well, I tried. #2065
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