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justakiwibird

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Message 89817 - Posted: 29 Jan 2019, 8:09:35 UTC

Hi

I’m running the beta version which has been running fine until the last day or too. I often find tasks sitting there with a “ready” status, but not crunching (battery charge is good). I have just looked at the event log and I see:


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29/01/2019 8:05:09 PM|World Community Grid|<![CDATA[
Task ZIKA_000386641_x1r6r_DENV2_capsid_NMR_21_s2_0555_0 postponed for 600 seconds: Waiting to acquire lock
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29/01/2019 8:04:47 PM|World Community Grid|<![CDATA[
Tasks are committed to other platforms
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29/01/2019 8:04:47 PM|World Community Grid|<![CDATA[
No tasks are available for Mapping Cancer Markers
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29/01/2019 8:04:47 PM|World Community Grid|<![CDATA[
No tasks are available for Microbiome Immunity Project
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29/01/2019 8:04:47 PM|World Community Grid|<![CDATA[
No tasks sent
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29/01/2019 8:04:47 PM|World Community Grid|<![CDATA[
Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
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What does the “acquire lock” part mean and why is nothing crunching?
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Message 89818 - Posted: 29 Jan 2019, 8:32:22 UTC

From a post on Einstein:

"Postponed: Waiting to acquire lock"
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Message 89819 - Posted: 29 Jan 2019, 8:47:21 UTC - in response to Message 89818.  

Thanks. I rebooted my phone and it seems to have done the trick.
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Message 89912 - Posted: 6 Feb 2019, 4:04:36 UTC

This behaviour has continued and is making the app near impossible to use. This issue only started at the time of my initial post. Prior to that I had no issues.

Is there a beta forum to discuss beta issues or somewhere to officially report them?
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Message 89915 - Posted: 6 Feb 2019, 9:58:13 UTC - in response to Message 89912.  

https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues
If you add a new ticket, best use the version number in the title, like so: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aopen+7.14.1
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Message 89922 - Posted: 6 Feb 2019, 15:19:35 UTC

If the problem is due to the process running but the Android manager not being able to access it, would this show up by running, "top" in a terminal?
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Message 89937 - Posted: 6 Feb 2019, 20:33:51 UTC - in response to Message 89922.  

If the problem is due to the process running but the Android manager not being able to access it, would this show up by running, "top" in a terminal?


How do I do that? I’m familiar with running commands in terminal on computers but not on phones. I’m wondering the same thing because the built in task manager doesn’t show all running processes so I can’t tell if there is a rogue process running that hasn’t terminated properly. Tried to find a better task manager in the App Store but couldn’t find anything even remotely close to what I used to use on my PC when I had one.
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Message 89943 - Posted: 7 Feb 2019, 5:29:35 UTC - in response to Message 89937.  
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If the problem is due to the process running but the Android manager not being able to access it, would this show up by running, "top" in a terminal?



How do I do that?


You have to install terminal emulator or another terminal app via the play store.
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Message 89947 - Posted: 7 Feb 2019, 10:28:57 UTC

If the problem is due to the process running but the Android manager not being able to access it, would this show up by running, "top" in a terminal?


Seems to not be quite as straightforward as I thought. Top in Android doesn't produce a similar list to the one it does in Linux or at least not by default. I am clearly going to have to do some googling (other search engines are available) and play a little more before I find the terminal in Android as useful as I find it in Linux.
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