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Message 99372 - Posted: 21 Jun 2020, 13:47:43 UTC

Recently returned to running projects and tasks with a new PC. In order get new WUs after all tasks have completed I have to Exit World Community Grid and restart it. I am running Windows 10 now, with the last edition of the OS and all software, as best as I can tell. I am not sure where to start troubleshooting.

6/21/2020 8:45:15 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.14.3 for windows_intelx86
6/21/2020 8:45:15 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, state_debug, work_fetch_debug
6/21/2020 8:45:15 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2o zlib/1.2.8
6/21/2020 8:45:15 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
6/21/2020 8:45:15 AM | | Running under account keith
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 (driver version 23.20.16.4973, device version OpenCL 2.1 NEO, 1638MB, 1638MB available, 221 GFLOPS peak)
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Intel(R) Corporation, driver version 7.6.0.611, device version OpenCL 2.1 (Build 611))
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | Host name: KABs_Dell
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz [Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 10]
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandnx lm avx avx2 vmx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.18363.00)
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | Memory: 11.90 GB physical, 13.71 GB virtual
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | Disk: 917.86 GB total, 820.02 GB free
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | Config: fetch minimal work
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | [state] Client state summary:
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | 1 projects:
6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/
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Message 99373 - Posted: 21 Jun 2020, 14:33:27 UTC - in response to Message 99372.  

There are problems with the certificates and the OpenSSL version used in various BOINC versions.
So get the updated BOINC 7.16.7 which has the updated ca-bundle.crt file so you don't have to fiddle with trying to overwrite this file in a protected Windows directory yourself.

By the way, why do you run a 32bit BOINC on a 64bit Windows?
Is BOINC then installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\BOINC\, or is it installed in C:\Program Files\BOINC\ ?
Or do you run the WCG version of BOINC?
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Message 99374 - Posted: 21 Jun 2020, 14:56:05 UTC - in response to Message 99372.  

6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | Config: fetch minimal work
would have the effect you describe in the thread title.

That could have been set either in the optional cc_config.xml file,

<fetch_minimal_work>0|1</fetch_minimal_work>
Fetch one job per device (see --fetch_minimal_work).
(from Client Configuration - Options)

or on the command line when the BOINC client first starts up:

    --fetch_minimal_work           fetch only 1 job per device
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Message 99375 - Posted: 21 Jun 2020, 15:33:23 UTC - in response to Message 99373.  
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Thanks. No good reason for 32-bit in Windows 10. Just thought that is what I had to do. Will uninstall and reinstall latest BOINC when I am done processing current loads. Will reply with results after that. Also I guess I am running the WCG version because that is the header on the app window.
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Message 99376 - Posted: 21 Jun 2020, 16:15:12 UTC - in response to Message 99374.  

6/21/2020 8:45:18 AM | | Config: fetch minimal work
would have the effect you describe in the thread title.
Missed that one, thanks for the eagle eyes. :)
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Message 99426 - Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 14:11:36 UTC

Thanks. Changed <fetch_minimal_work> from 1 to 0 in config file and on next restart I started getting newer tasks every time old ones finished and 'reported'. Now I don't have to exit and restart to get new tasks.

The </fetch_minimal_work> setting documentation only makes more sense once you see how it affects processing. Not sure how it got set that to '1' to begin with.
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