Posts by Bill Waggoner

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Four tasks don't pause when they should (Message 83632)
Posted 6 Dec 2017 by Profile Bill Waggoner
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I am on a Mac, 10.13, running SETI and Rosetta and I have four Rosetta tasks that don't pause when BOINC Manager pauses. They are chewing up about 50% CPU, apparently system time, even if I kill BOINC Manager. I have tried Force Quitting them but they return to the same problem.

The task names from ps are:

minirosetta_3.78_x86_64-apple-darwin @G058259_GEO_3_1-160_TEST_v02_t000__krypton.flags
minirosetta_3.78_x86_64-apple-darwin @G213038_GEO_3_1-95_TEST_v02_t000__krypton.flags
minirosetta_3.78_x86_64-apple-darwin @G018595_GEO_3_10-140_TEST_v02_t000__krypton.flags
minirosetta_3.78_x86_64-apple-darwin @G153189_GEO_3_1-72_TEST_v02_t000__krypton.flags

What should I do?

Bill W
2) Message boards : BOINC client : Message: Task postponed: Suspicious pulse results (Message 83290)
Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Profile Bill Waggoner
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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.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Projects "stalling" on my Macs (Message 17723)
Posted 7 Jun 2008 by Profile Bill Waggoner
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There was an old bug, which has the cause that shows the application as running but did not get any CPU. This problem was fixed by Eric in a old 5.8 or 5.10 BOINC API. But it looks like the bug came back. I have also this problem at the Astropulse application for MacOS...

I run all of the projects, I think the one that hung was Fighting Aids. But the problem has also happened on Seti so I think it's a Boinc problem, but not absolutely necessarily.

Both tasks (I have two cores) show as running but one isn't clicking off any time in Boinc Manager. And if I look at Activity Monitor the "hung" task is in a really tight loop, using no system time and is usually a very small memory footprint.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Projects "stalling" on my Macs (Message 17706)
Posted 6 Jun 2008 by Profile Bill Waggoner
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Well, I had another stall on the mini. The Seti app was running fine, the WCG was stalled.

Here's a few of the message right before I quit the manager:

06-Jun-2008 10:06:22 [---] [app_msg_receive] got msg from slot 0: <current_cpu_time>6.752305052000000e+03</current_cpu_time>
<checkpoint_cpu_time>6.719659688000001e+03</checkpoint_cpu_time>
<fraction_done>0.49718582</fraction_done>
<fpops_cumulative>32160826941935.445312</fpops_cumulative>
06-Jun-2008 10:06:23 [---] [app_msg_receive] got msg from slot 0: <current_cpu_time>6.753256623000000e+03</current_cpu_time>
<checkpoint_cpu_time>6.719659688000001e+03</checkpoint_cpu_time>
<fraction_done>0.49725296</fraction_done>
<fpops_cumulative>32162704996354.652344</fpops_cumulative>
06-Jun-2008 10:06:24 [---] [app_msg_receive] got msg from slot 0: <current_cpu_time>6.754173933000000e+03</current_cpu_time>
<checkpoint_cpu_time>6.719659688000001e+03</checkpoint_cpu_time>
<fraction_done>0.49731774</fraction_done>
<fpops_cumulative>32166281404858.515625</fpops_cumulative>
06-Jun-2008 10:06:25 [---] [app_msg_receive] got msg from slot 0: <current_cpu_time>6.755114933000000e+03</current_cpu_time>
<checkpoint_cpu_time>6.719659688000001e+03</checkpoint_cpu_time>
<fraction_done>0.49737761</fraction_done>
<fpops_cumulative>32169789705230.421875</fpops_cumulative>
06-Jun-2008 10:06:26 [---] [app_msg_receive] got msg from slot 0: <current_cpu_time>6.756025538000000e+03</current_cpu_time>
<checkpoint_cpu_time>6.719659688000001e+03</checkpoint_cpu_time>
<fraction_done>0.49744287</fraction_done>
<fpops_cumulative>32171562525318.519531</fpops_cumulative>
06-Jun-2008 10:06:27 [---] Exit requested by user
06-Jun-2008 10:06:27 [---] [app_msg_send] sent <quit/> to X0000046280299200502182056_1
06-Jun-2008 10:06:27 [---] [app_msg_send] sent <quit/> to 03mr08ab.27832.22158.13.8.28_4

Unfortunately the last "slot 1" message doesn't appear in the logs.

When I restarted the manager both tasks were processing fine.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Projects "stalling" on my Macs (Message 17646)
Posted 3 Jun 2008 by Profile Bill Waggoner
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By the way, where are the log files kept? Once this hangs I'll have to search for the failure point ...
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Projects "stalling" on my Macs (Message 17645)
Posted 3 Jun 2008 by Profile Bill Waggoner
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A request from the developer.

Can you make a cc_config.xml file and turn on the <app_msg_send> and <app_msg_receive> flags and post the log here? (Not the whole log of course, only around 20 to 40 lines of when BOINC or BOINC Manager hangs.)

Sorry I haven't been back to my own thread! I had another hang today and it was not Seti, it was a WCG project. I stopped and restarted the manager and it's now running again but I also put the cc_config.xml in the Boinc directory so we'll see what we find when it hangs again. I'll also do the same on the iMac ...

I hope it hangs soon! The log file is going to get really big really fast!

Bill W
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Projects "stalling" on my Macs (Message 17378)
Posted 19 May 2008 by Profile Bill Waggoner
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I've noticed, on both my Macs that are running Boinc, that occasionally one will "stall" ... it is listed as "Running" but the time does not update. A check in Activity Monitor shows it consuming CPU time but the memory footprint is rather small. The other project (I run two projects at a time, the systems have two cores) appears normal. If I suspend work then the "stuck" project takes 200% CPU and doesn't stop, I need to shut down the manager and restart it and then all is well for a few days.

This morning it was the Seti task and the same for last night on the other computer.

Do you think this might be a Seti thing or a Boinc thing?

Bill W




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