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Message 14799 - Posted: 9 Jan 2008, 21:40:15 UTC

I manually updated Predictor@home from BOINC Manager (5.10.28 & 5.10.30) several days ago. After doing that, I found out that the project is temporarily down because it's moving. BOINC is still trying to communicate with this project. How do I get it to stop?
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Message 14801 - Posted: 9 Jan 2008, 22:28:35 UTC - in response to Message 14799.  

Suspend the project in the project tab or detach from it until it comes back, though someone commented something like 'hope to never see or hear of it again'.

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Message 14804 - Posted: 9 Jan 2008, 22:39:26 UTC - in response to Message 14799.  

The only way is to detach from it, else BOINC will try to communicate with the project's scheduler every 24 hours (and defer communications for the rest of that time).

I've got the same bit going with Orbit@Home. No New Tasks and Suspend doesn't stop BOINC from trying to reach the scheduler, until it's gotten contact at least once.

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Message 14810 - Posted: 9 Jan 2008, 23:42:51 UTC


Could this be done by editing XML? i.e., modifying the deferral time to something larger.

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Message 14812 - Posted: 9 Jan 2008, 23:57:45 UTC - in response to Message 14810.  

Oooh. I don't know. Perhaps that it works when you increase the number in between the <request_delay></request_delay> tags in sched_reply_*.xml.

It would be best to stop BOINC before it and restart it afterwards, then see what it does.

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Message 14813 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 1:24:48 UTC - in response to Message 14812.  

Oooh. I don't know. Perhaps that it works when you increase the number in between the <request_delay></request_delay> tags in sched_reply_*.xml.

sched_reply isn't ever read again after the request is parsed by the client.
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Message 14814 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 1:46:20 UTC - in response to Message 14813.  

Ah OK, so that's a no, then. :-)

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Message 14815 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 8:35:35 UTC
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How about min_rpc_time in client_state.xml? This is present in the project section. (Note that mucking about in this file could corrupt your boinc installation).

<project>
    <master_url>http://www.apsathome.org/</master_url>
    <project_name>APS@Home</project_name>
    <symstore></symstore>
    <user_name>MikeMarsUK</user_name>
    <team_name>BOINC Synergy</team_name>
    <host_venue>home</host_venue>
    <email_hash>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</email_hash>
    <cross_project_id>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</cross_project_id>
    <user_total_credit>6238.234740</user_total_credit>
    <user_expavg_credit>0.067288</user_expavg_credit>
    <user_create_time>1181325324.000000</user_create_time>
    <rpc_seqno>6787</rpc_seqno>
    <hostid>579</hostid>
    <host_total_credit>2792.693605</host_total_credit>
    <host_expavg_credit>0.080248</host_expavg_credit>
    <host_create_time>1181326328.000000</host_create_time>
    <nrpc_failures>10</nrpc_failures>
    <master_fetch_failures>0</master_fetch_failures>
    <min_rpc_time>1199963392.414257</min_rpc_time>
    <next_rpc_time>0.000000</next_rpc_time>
    <short_term_debt>0.000000</short_term_debt>
    <long_term_debt>55155.034253</long_term_debt>
    <resource_share>120.000000</resource_share>
    <duration_correction_factor>0.810181</duration_correction_factor>
    <sched_rpc_pending>0</sched_rpc_pending>
    <send_time_stats_log>0</send_time_stats_log>
    <send_job_log>0</send_job_log>
    <ams_resource_share>0.000000</ams_resource_share>
    <scheduler_url>http://www.apsathome.org/APS_cgi/cgi</scheduler_url>
    <code_sign_key>
xxxxxxx
.
</code_sign_key>
</project>

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Message 14821 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 15:35:08 UTC - in response to Message 14815.  

What exactly does the min_rpc_time represent? Is it a length of time (like 24 hours) or a specific time (like 9:30 am)?
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Message 14822 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 15:37:39 UTC - in response to Message 14821.  

What exactly does the min_rpc_time represent? Is it a length of time (like 24 hours) or a specific time (like 9:30 am)?

It's a specific time, in seconds since January 1, 1970 0:00:00.
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Message 14825 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 16:42:55 UTC

I increased the min_rpc_time to several weeks. The countdown in the Projects tab increased accordingly. Let's hope it works.

Thanks for the help, guys.
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Message 14831 - Posted: 11 Jan 2008, 3:35:35 UTC - in response to Message 14804.  

The only way is to detach from it, else BOINC will try to communicate with the project's scheduler every 24 hours (and defer communications for the rest of that time).


I've got the same thing with LHC too.

If you suspend & BOINC still tries to communicate every 24 hours ... who cares??
Unless you are paying for every packet.

The repeatdly every few minute failed communication did drive me crazy.



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