Posts by whynot

1) Message boards : BOINC client : Delay when changing internet connection. (Message 110047)
Posted 8 Oct 2022 by whynot
it doesn't reduce my frustration at the delay.

I'm experiencing mobile networking for 16 years now (and counting). And talking from experience -- yes, mobile networking is weird. Let me assure you, without insider at your provider there's no way you can diagnose your problems. In summary: live with it or leave it (if you can). Not a great choice.
2) Message boards : Projects : WUProp@Home to END (Message 107360)
Posted 13 Mar 2022 by whynot
Here is on forum discussion of this terrible news. There is some intentions and will to keep the flame (on table: volunteering, picking up, forking, remaking, and blame campaign (in order of effort required)). But no signs of resolution yet.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Computers signed up to project via Science United (Message 95279)
Posted 18 Jan 2020 by whynot
Or some lightweight probe app that tests for 32-bit libs, and sends back a 'blacklist' message if none found - all before committing a substantial model download.

So, under disguise "users don't care, for realz" what would be installed is some code that pokes in donor's privacy. Is CVE already issued? Is it GDPR safe?
4) Message boards : Projects : tired of "just exclude boinc folder from virus scan" (Message 91680)
Posted 1 Jun 2019 by whynot

You could be part of the problem and not even know it! Your Linux box could be part of the problem (or solution, or feature), one of millions of zombie system "bots" inflicting chaos (or fixing, or upgrading depending on the script kiddie ideals) social media platforms all over the free world. (Russia & china are switching to private internet as we converse so bots cant get in there eventually but probably will always get out)

Yes, I have evidence. No, I don't participate in The Scary Stuff.

Anyway, if you don't want to join fun side, *and* The Scary Stuff isn't my problem, I'm totaly fine with this.
5) Message boards : Projects : tired of "just exclude boinc folder from virus scan" (Message 91624)
Posted 25 May 2019 by whynot
On the bright side -- Unix for all! You can always find (or build) perfect match. Anecdotal evidence -- I have no problems with viruses, anti-viruses, trojans, worms etc etc for decades. Pity, vapourware is still a thing though :(
6) Message boards : News : Web site changes (Message 88149)
Posted 22 Sep 2018 by whynot
My take is: blockchain is just around the corner.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't delete Boinc (Message 87892)
Posted 1 Sep 2018 by whynot
A decade ago I was attending That Other DC Church. And over there there was a case of 'viral form'. So long story short: a dude finds out about DC; then decides to join efforts with That Other DC Church; then finds out he already did :] The team he was crunching for was 'Faster Then Lite' AKA -- FTL. IIRC that FTL thing was doing some decent job, something about first 10 teams.

My bet (sorry, PG thing) -- gridcoin is involved somehow.
8) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 85408)
Posted 24 Mar 2018 by whynot
Last week SZTAKI had lost my cookie so I had to re-login. Now it's "Database Error" server_status.php says everything is fine (web pages, upload/download -- "Running"; everything else either "Not Running" or "Disabled"). Watching as it goes through usual slow death %(

p.s. Just registering casuality, no need to worry. As a co-cruncher has put it: "Everybody just left and forgot to turn off lights".
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : No way to run projects sequentially on host? (Message 84737)
Posted 10 Feb 2018 by whynot

What human thinks of as an ideal schedule rarely is. The problem has had a lot of thought over time. Obviously you aren't too upset with the O/S's scheduler, but you don't see inside it either.

Yes, I can: /usr/share/doc/linux-doc-*/Documentation/scheduler/

BTW, Boinc is open source so if you with to put a different scheduler in, go right ahead.

Well, that clearly describes difference between Free and Open. Anyway, I'm playing infamous Must-Do-Something-For-Living card here.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : No way to run projects sequentially on host? (Message 84646)
Posted 3 Feb 2018 by whynot

On the contrary, I feel that greater efficiency can sometimes be achieved by running different projects together.

Pity we can't experiment with differnt schedulers, because we have one scheduler that fits everyone (guess what, it doesn't). Once, after WU supply problems (because network problems outside of my reach and unrelated project management difficulties, outside my reach too) the scheduler went into some kind of trottling mode and started running one project at a time (8 cores). To my surprise app from one paticular project went down from ~3.2h/WU to ~2.9h/WU.

After some thinking I've got to conclusion that there is one resource that all code/data is sharing. It is L2 cache.

What is good thing, I've just gave up on micro-managing (more like micro-massaging) the scheduler.
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : New motherboard fried, not sure if BOINC is to blame (Message 84645)
Posted 3 Feb 2018 by whynot
Let me participate in this BOINC releated horor story sharing festival. Once I've rubbed through crappy DIMM. Indeed, it took 5.5 years, but, because I'm running 24x7, it is clearly fault of BOINC :D
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Download tasks via mobile connection (Message 84010)
Posted 23 Dec 2017 by whynot
To the solution you're imagining, the answer is -- no, I believe.

But that made me thinking. Probably, you can do that anonymous app construct, or what the name is. So, you configure custom client that only talks to the server. It will download and upload but run any calculations. Then you could move WUs and science apps around. Probably will need additional place to store files that can be accessed with browser and/or FTP-client through cellular internet. Can't comment more -- never did it.
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : Download tasks via mobile connection (Message 83461)
Posted 2 Dec 2017 by whynot
I'm doing cellular interwebs (experienced three ISPs, working on moving again), like literally -- USB modem, no calls. My take is -- each had/has its own hairs. Hairs you're dealing with might be specific. You should understand that cellular ISPs (also operators) are optimizing for slightly different usage. So, you either will find workaround (workaround isn't solution) or not.
14) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 79509)
Posted 8 Jul 2017 by whynot
That finally happened: domain of ABC@Home is taken for good. Obviously, it has nothing to do with BOINC. Consider removing all links.
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : Arch Linux Boinc Manager doesn't connect to Internet (Message 79077)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by whynot
tcpdump(8) ? strace(1) (if tcpdump shows nothing) ? What packets and where they go?
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : Cannot start BOINC client on headless Centos 6.9 (Message 78056)
Posted 20 May 2017 by whynot
Probably, I'm too late with this, but I'd give it a try anyway.

root@server [~]# /sbin/service boinc-client start
BOINC client requires initialization (no projects attached)[WARNING]
Starting boinc-client:                                     [FAILED]

I do not know where to find any error logs as /var/lib/boinc is empty, so I don't know what exactly is failing. I tried using boinccmd to attach a project per the warning, but I get can't connect to local host, which makes sense because I cannot start boinc-client.

I don't do Centos so I don't know The Centos Way of doing things. First, if there's a way to expand what is behind *FAILED* please do. Second, to find logs please try this, probably needs su for this:

find / -type f -name stdoutdae.txt

If it fails, then log files were renamed (besides being moved). Trust me, that makes sense.

find / -type d -name '*boinc*'

If this succeedes please look into everything else except /var/lib/boinc (this onen is already empty, this makes sense).

If everything fails, please seek Centos specific help.

If that fails too, consider install OS-agnostic way (I mean, grub stuff from here).
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't open the page "localhost" because can't connect to the servers "localhost" (Message 77535)
Posted 22 Apr 2017 by whynot
Apparently, you don't say what OS and/or VPN client you're using on you system -- there might be options. However, just guessing here, when you have installed VPN client it reconfigured your networking, and BOINC (oh, boy, can you imagine that?) is completely unaware of this sudden change. I believe, that re-installing BOINC (with optional wipe) will introduce it to current networking and automagically solve this mysterious issue.

As of possible less dramatic solutions -- if you withdraw details, no cookies.
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : boinccmd --get_tasks gives read failure (Message 76359)
Posted 11 Mar 2017 by whynot
Consider enabling debugging switches to cc_config.xml of yours. <task_debug/> and <slot_debug/> might be a good start. Also showing logs might be worth it.
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC doesn't upload automatically (Message 75321)
Posted 14 Jan 2017 by whynot

7. On a server scheduled connection. Used, but I am not certain by which project.

Many years ago I've been making a challenge of PG. And subject task was taking something about 5day maybe. So -- all other projects in no-more-work, buffer filled homogenously and all WUs started at approx same time, couple of days with no network activity. And then -- BOOM! Scheduled connection! Point is, there's that thing scheduled connection but it's really hard to meet one.
20) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 70916)
Posted 16 Jul 2016 by whynot
It took may be five years, but it's official now: ABC@Home is dead.

At this moment ABC@home is no longer active.

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