Big Sur 11.3.1 tasks say running but progess never changes

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StephenHawkins

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Message 104324 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 20:47:15 UTC
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Since updating MYCROFT my fairly new iMac Intel I5 to Big Sur 11.3.1 the einstein@home tasks show running but the progress percentage is not changing. It was working under 11.2.*

Also my event log is full of:

Fri May 7 12:08:56 2021 | Einstein@Home | [app_msg_receive] got msg from slot 2: <current_cpu_time>6.384228e+03</current_cpu_time><checkpoint_cpu_time>6.384204e+03</checkpoint_cpu_time>

I'm sot sure if the two are connected.

Oddly the Apple M1 mac mini under 11.3.1 is running fine.
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Message 104325 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 21:17:40 UTC - in response to Message 104324.  

What is cpu usage? If tasks are not progressing that is always the first thing I check.
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Message 104328 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 22:20:19 UTC - in response to Message 104325.  

I finally reset the project and the stuck three were gone and the new ones took off OK. I could not find another way to get the original three to get processed. This has not happened to me before.
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Message 104329 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 22:55:52 UTC - in response to Message 104328.  

Hasn't happened to me before either though I have seen others report it across all operating systems. I can't remember if any found a cause. A long time ago I have had tasks go into a loop and get stuck but in those cases there would be progress and it would then jump backwards so a different problem.
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Message 104331 - Posted: 8 May 2021, 6:54:20 UTC

It happens fro time to time, particularly if a project uses a random, or pseudo-random number as a seed to start a calculation, or if the task dataset is such that an endless loop ca be entered. Strange to see more than the odd one, but it could happen.
There is no way for you to get those three tasks back, as they will have been marked as "failed on this computer" and will be passed onto other people to run.
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Message 104332 - Posted: 8 May 2021, 10:50:26 UTC - in response to Message 104331.  

I know. It's sad as they were about 89% done when this happened.
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