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Passepartout

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Message 102641 - Posted: 21 Jan 2021, 18:28:05 UTC

Hi
I have BOINC manager for Linux Mint, version 7.16.6 installed, and last night, I noticed that the clocks which say how much time each task has left were just flickering between one second and the following second - for example, the one closest to completion would say it had 10 minutes and 16 seconds left, then say 10 minutes and 15 seconds, and then go back to 10:16. I tried suspending the tasks and then unsuspending, and they momentarily seemed to proceed normally, but when I looked again a while later, they were all back at their original times, bouncing back and forth between the same consecutive seconds they had been at when I originally noticed the problem. Is this a known issue and/or is there any obvious way around it?
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Message 102642 - Posted: 21 Jan 2021, 18:36:07 UTC - in response to Message 102641.  

Which project(s) are yo running?
What is your hardware?
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Message 102644 - Posted: 21 Jan 2021, 18:55:31 UTC

I am running rosetta@home, einstein@home, and primegrid, and am using a Lenovo 330S with Intel i5-8250U, linux mint version 20.1.
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Message 102645 - Posted: 21 Jan 2021, 20:00:49 UTC

I've seen similar behaviour you describe with Rosetta in the past, so "not uncommon" with that project.
I can't comment on the other projects, but others might (I hope)
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Message 102646 - Posted: 21 Jan 2021, 22:44:53 UTC - in response to Message 102645.  

I've seen similar behaviour you describe with Rosetta in the past, so "not uncommon" with that project.
I can't comment on the other projects, but others might (I hope)


With Rosetta it is not that uncommon. Rosetta is unusual in that the jobs are time limited rather than work limited. Some WUs, however run over the expected time and then the scheduler does not know how much longer the job will take so it stops at 10 minutes and hovers there until the end.
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Message 102648 - Posted: 22 Jan 2021, 6:08:36 UTC

Haven't seen it in CPDN since the days when tasks took six months or longer. Then some tasks would get stuck in loop.
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