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Profile Joseph Stateson
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Message 106082 - Posted: 13 Nov 2021, 16:08:13 UTC

I swapped out two power supplies and two motherboards before I discovered that one of Milkyway's "star" parameter files was empty. It had 983 kilobytes of empty spaces.

Possibly it was corrupted by my system. It would have to have been corrupted during the initial download as the star map is never changed. Only new ones added.

Occasionally Boinc has an empty :"state" file. At least I get a warning right away This is the first time I have had a project with a critical file that is empty of data.
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Message 106083 - Posted: 13 Nov 2021, 20:58:13 UTC - in response to Message 106082.  

Out of interest do you have checksum checking disabled?

Never seen this particular problem myself but maybe I don't run enough different projects to meet It.
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Profile Bill Freauff
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Message 106085 - Posted: 14 Nov 2021, 0:00:24 UTC - in response to Message 106082.  

Thank you for being a tester !! it is an unappreciated position

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