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Message 22421 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 2:41:53 UTC

Hi,

I recently installed 6.4.5, and ran across what appears to be a bug. I normally keep activity set to "run always". The problem is if I "suspend" the computation, the "To Completion" time in the Task tab keeps increasing! These are regular apps (no CUDA calculations).

I should point out that all other indicators show the computation has stopped. The status on the Tasks tab shows "Suspended - computation suspended", and the Messages tab shows "Suspending computation - user request" just like it should. Windows Task Manager even shows the CPU usage drop to almost zero.

Can anybody repeat this? How do I file a bug report?

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Message 22423 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 4:30:58 UTC - in response to Message 22422.  

Hmmm... I see this on all the projects I currently have in the queue (Einstein, MilkyWay, Cosmology). There are a couple other projects I run, but I doubt I will see them for a while because of the stupid long-term debt. If it helps, I could force them to run.... Also, my machine is Vista Ultimate x64 on a quad-core.
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Message 22424 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 4:53:42 UTC - in response to Message 22422.  

I should also add that I only see this behavior on the tasks that were running at the time I did the "activity"/"suspend" command. Work that is "waiting to run" or "ready to start" or "ready to report" does not show this increase in the "To Completion" time.

Also, if I suspend every project individually (leaving the "activity" menu item at "Run Always"), then I do not see this behavior.

I have reset my computer once, and it also had no effect on the increasing "To Completion" time.
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Message 22432 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 13:07:42 UTC - in response to Message 22425.  

Thanks. It isn't major, but it should be dealt with.
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Message 22435 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 17:09:23 UTC

I have the same problem. After a little while of trying to solve it I just went back to using 6.2.19
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Message 22436 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 17:30:06 UTC

According to the developers this is normal behaviour.

David Anderson wrote:
This is expected. You don't have the "leave in memory" pref, so when you suspend an app it loses the CPU time back to its last checkpoint, so the time to completion goes up a little.

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Message 22438 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 18:15:32 UTC - in response to Message 22436.  

According to the developers this is normal behaviour.

David Anderson wrote:
This is expected. You don't have the "leave in memory" pref, so when you suspend an app it loses the CPU time back to its last checkpoint, so the time to completion goes up a little.

But it is not a one-time increase. The OP wrote:
the "To Completion" time in the Task tab keeps increasing!

(emphasis by me)
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Message 22440 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 18:21:00 UTC

Hey, don't bite me. I tried to get them to see this back when 6.4.5 was in alpha. They didn't want to see it. I shrugged. Not going to fuss about it too much, I better spend my energy elsewhere.
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Message 22442 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 18:52:42 UTC - in response to Message 22441.  

I'll make sure to keep my nose pinched.
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Message 22443 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 19:59:12 UTC - in response to Message 22440.  

Hey, don't bite me...

I didn't intend to bite, just wanted to avoid misreadings.

By the way, a better term for "this is normal behaviour" would have been "works as designed" or "that's not a bug, that's a feature" ;-)
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Message 22444 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 20:07:09 UTC - in response to Message 22443.  

No, I need a font that shows sarcasm dripping off it... ;-)
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Message 22447 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 22:38:48 UTC - in response to Message 22445.  

Hmmm, now it was a bug. Go figure... ;-)
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