Posts by PMH_UK

1) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Suspend tasks after checkpoint (Message 104819)
Posted 17 Jul 2021 by PMH_UK
BOINCTasks from efmer can suspend at checkpoint, it waits about a minute after checkpoint before suspending.
I suspend other long checkpoint tasks but allow short checkpoint ones to run.

2) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Suggestion: automatically free RAM on the use schedule (Message 104642)
Posted 27 Jun 2021 by PMH_UK
Looks like a BOINCTasks rule that snoozes the PC could achieve that.

3) Message boards : Questions and problems : idle core with 7.16.6 on Linux - how to debug (Message 104282)
Posted 2 May 2021 by PMH_UK
Lenovo E50-00 recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 with BOINC 7.16.6 worked OK for a while on WCG and Rosetta, using app_config to limit Rosetta and WCG MIP to 1 core max.
Tried WCG OPNG but mostly invalids, few valid, app_config set to .4 GPU and .1 CPU for OPNG so 2 run.
Turned GPU option off, re-booted and re-tried a few times.
2 OPNG run OK, taking some CPU from 4 CPU tasks.
This weekend noticed only 3 cores running, re-booted and ran 4.
Ran OK for a while, re-tried OPNG, bad, turn off, now only 3 cores running with no OPNG.

What flags should I turn on to debug this?

4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Automatic Temperature regulation (Message 72213)
Posted 4 Sep 2016 by PMH_UK
You could try limiting to 1 core or 25% of CPUs to keep temperatures under control rather than running all cores 25% of the time.

5) Message boards : Questions and problems : High Priority = Wrong Priority (Message 36200)
Posted 24 Dec 2010 by PMH_UK

I usually run with half a day of cache. DDDT tasks come in spurts with long periods of none being available. So when they are available I grab as many as I can.

I am also experiencing this with lots of DDDT in cache.
Suspending some of the later tasks allowed normal running but resuming set high-priority again and task switched to much laster tasks.
These tasks have 7 to 9 days to go and total estimated to run is under 5 days (222 hours dual-core).

This behaviour does appear wrong, more so choosing much later tasks to run.
Will try with debug.

Win XP home, WCG BOINC 6.10.58, Intel dual-core, 2GB.


Copyright © 2022 University of California. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.