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Harri Liljeroos

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Message 103978 - Posted: 16 Apr 2021, 21:03:33 UTC

Newer versions of Boinc managers don't show about the panic mode anymore. It was considered unsettling to the users. Boinc will go to panic mode if required but just doesn't show it.
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Message 103996 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 18:00:22 UTC - in response to Message 103993.  

Newer versions of Boinc managers don't show about the panic mode anymore. It was considered unsettling to the users. Boinc will go to panic mode if required but just doesn't show it.
I use Boinctasks, not Boinc Manager. I don't know how anyone can use that poor quality simple pile of rubbish. In Boinctasks, I see "running" or "running high priority" under the status column. Why would that scare people? I guess they'd also remove the petrol guage from a car in case it makes people nervous. The strange thing is, it only shows it on some of the tasks, and not the ones it should.


Select the tasks and look under properties for anything suspicious. BT has a message dialog box that can get long and many messages are ignorable. Filter on primegrid and look for anything suspicious. I once found a message in that was too long and when I stretched the box out I found a warning about not enough virtual memory that had been hidden.

I have not run primegrid for years and in addition they are not whitelisted in gridcoin the last time I looked. I do recall trying more than one tasks and did not see an improvement worth the effort. However, it is possible for other projects to use the "other half" of the GPU if that project is allowed "halves". It gets more mplicated when set to 0.2 and one gets 3 of one type and the project using 0.5 cannot run and the project set to 0.2 is out of work. But that fixes itself when one of the three finishes.

Reading your comment about petrol reminds me of the MGB I bought new in 1970. The handbook recommended not checking the petrol with a naked torch. I always though that as a reflection on the manufacture not updating the manual but it could have applied to the drivers across the pond.
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Message 104000 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 18:13:42 UTC - in response to Message 103993.  

Newer versions of Boinc managers don't show about the panic mode anymore. It was considered unsettling to the users. Boinc will go to panic mode if required but just doesn't show it.
I use Boinctasks, not Boinc Manager. I don't know how anyone can use that poor quality simple pile of rubbish. In Boinctasks, I see "running" or "running high priority" under the status column. Why would that scare people? I guess they'd also remove the petrol guage from a car in case it makes people nervous. The strange thing is, it only shows it on some of the tasks, and not the ones it should.

I use BoincTasks as well so I totally agree with you. I have also wondered why some tasks show it and some don't. Sometimes Boinc works in a mysterious way...
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Message 104013 - Posted: 18 Apr 2021, 20:00:55 UTC - in response to Message 104012.  

That's a polite way of saying shoddy programming.

No it's not.

It's another way of saying "very complex programming."
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Message 104022 - Posted: 20 Apr 2021, 6:30:37 UTC - in response to Message 104018.  

The actual tasks are complex. Boinc is just a simple scheduler.


If it were that simple, this and many other problems would have been resolved years ago. And the tasks are not necessarily all that complex. Despite not having done any programming worth mentioning since the days of ALGOL, I would not have great difficulty writing a program to find prime numbers.
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Message 104036 - Posted: 21 Apr 2021, 6:06:14 UTC

You don't need to be a programmer to see that Boinc doesn't really have to do much.


Perhaps you do need to be a programmer to appreciate the complexities of what BOINC does?
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