Posts by Crystal Pellet

21) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7 development discussion thread. (Message 58405)
Posted 2 Dec 2014 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
David Anderson wrote:
There was a bug involving zero-share projects.
I fixed it, and things seem to work, at least in the simulator: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/scenarios/126/simulations/5/timeline.html

We'll port this to 7.4 and do a new release.

-- David

v7.4.32 is now available on the 'download all' page. It installs and runs OK (64-bit Windows), but I don't use the backup project setting. Any testers?

Hi Richard,

I would love to test it, but WCG sent monster BETA's to my machines containing 1 single job in a Workunit, so no checkpointing and running now 14 hours and 50% progress.
Will see tomorrow ;-)

CP
22) Message boards : Questions and problems : Why isn't there a simple option in BOINC manager to change data directory. (Message 57267)
Posted 3 Nov 2014 by Crystal Pellet
Post:

Also, <data_dir> in cc_config.xml has been removed from 7.4.24 and newer.

Good move since it was useless as cc_config.xml is stored there.

Not a good move at all.
It was working perfectly on Windows when using multiple clients.
23) Message boards : Questions and problems : WUZZUP with the points? People blame BOINC Server/Client??? (Message 53725)
Posted 19 Apr 2014 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
at that point the t4t server will check the number of cern jobs done and grant credits based on the number of cern jobs done by the vm.

That's exactly what is not happening...

... and why Test4Theory provides his own stats and Billionares Club
24) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC has become a total mess (Message 50333)
Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
I'm also getting a lot of "not requesting tasks: project is not highest priority", my question is where can you see (and hopefully edit) these priorities?

When you're using Windows and the recommended BOINC version, open een command terminal and change your directory to your boinc data directory.
Enter 2 commands:

find "/master_url" client_state.xml <Enter>

E.g. output:
<master_url>http://boinc.fzk.de/poem/</master_url>
<master_url>http://boincsimap.org/boincsimap/</master_url>
<master_url>http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/</master_url>
<master_url>http://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/</master_url>
<master_url>http://qmcathome.org/</master_url>
<master_url>http://svahesrv2.bioquant.uni-heidelberg.de/correlizer/</master_url>
<master_url>http://www.primegrid.com/</master_url>
<master_url>http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/</master_url>
<master_url>http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/</master_url>

find "</rec>" client_state.xml <Enter>

E.g. output:
<rec>83.001954</rec>
<rec>600.936335</rec>
<rec>6.321996</rec>
<rec>1.755316</rec>
<rec>16.846063</rec>
<rec>9.625576</rec>
<rec>451.535050</rec>
<rec>5.560163</rec>
<rec>99.535427</rec>

In this example pogs has the lowest rec, that means the highest priority to run or to ask new work.
25) Message boards : News : BOINC 7.0.64/7.0.65 released to the public (Message 48797)
Posted 24 Apr 2013 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
The next version of BOINC is now ready for public use.

You can download the latest client from here.

Check the release notes and version history for details.

I'm missing info about yes or no 'Protected Application Execution (Service) Installation' for projects using Virtual Machines like you did for the GPU/Windows combination.
26) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 48537)
Posted 4 Apr 2013 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Poem has been down for 2 days, at least for me. Though on Boincstats the project is offline as well.
Don't get new jobs, finished ones are pending upload.
Website http://boinc.fzk.de/poem/ is down.

http://twitter.com/poem_at_home
27) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.0.40-42 and new app_config.xml (Message 46732)
Posted 12 Dec 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
app_config.xml is first ignored after a reset of the project.
The mentioned apps should at least once be stored in the client_state.

A bit confusing text in message event "World Community Grid 12 dec 14:19:42 app cep2 not found in app_config.xml"

The app cep2 is in the app_config.xml, but not in the client_state.xml
28) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.0.40-42 and new app_config.xml (Message 46729)
Posted 12 Dec 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Backup project, or at least another project outside the most wanted, to fill those instances.

Rob, if you don't mind I'm not a sole WCG-cruncher, so my backup project in my example was SIMAP.
All my projects have an equal resource share.
In my example I expected to get another SIMAP task fetched, but as you said "a filled buffer" is a full buffer, even if a task in the buffer isn't allowed to start.
It's just the user should be aware of this and not use too low buffer sizes when using the max_concurrent or Rom/David could work around in case of idle core(s), that may be used.

@Richard: For me 0.5 resulted in 2 running GPU-tasks.

Will load 7.0.42 as soon as the next checkpoint is written for a CEP2-task. Waiting for hours and hours already :(

Suggestion: Why not reread all app_config.xml's when "read config file".
That way you don't have to restart BOINC.
29) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.0.40-42 and new app_config.xml (Message 46721)
Posted 12 Dec 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Hi Richard,

It seems you've the lead with this new feature testing ;)

I discovered a new unexpected feature (7.0.41).
A task that may not start because of the max_concurrent setting, is still counted for the work buffer for other projects.
With a low cache that will lead to idle cores.

Running on a quad 100% CPU/all processors and a low cache of 0.01.
No GPU at the moment.
After the last GPU task ended only 3 CPU tasks running and 1 WCG CEP2 waiting (max 1 and already 1 running).
Because of the estimated time for that waiting task is 11 hours and my low cache, it will not ask work for other projects, so 1 idle core as long as that task isn't started.

CP
30) Message boards : GPUs : Is there any non-beta research project for ATI\AMD gpu cards? (Message 45859)
Posted 2 Oct 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Ageless
wrote:
Does WCG have any AMD apps these days?

WCG just finished a BETA test rather successful: Beta Test for Help Conquer Cancer - GPU v6.55

During that test I produced only valid results on NVIDIA GT240, ATI Radeon HD 7770 and the AMD A6-4400M APU.

IMO the GPU-application going into production on the WCG Help Conquer Cancer project can't be far away anymore.
31) Message boards : BOINC client : Status 'Cancelled by server' changed (Message 45210)
Posted 9 Aug 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
The SIMAP project admin/scientist upgraded the result.inc to a bit higher version as you proposed:

<!-- $Id: result.inc 25873 2012-07-13 22:19:26Z boincadm $ -->

Issue solved, hopefully without side effects.

Name 20120801.690336_2
Workunit 690337
Created 9 Aug 2012 | 10:37:46 UTC
Sent 9 Aug 2012 | 10:37:51 UTC
Received 9 Aug 2012 | 20:11:39 UTC
Server state Over
Outcome Computation error
Client state Aborted by user
Exit status 202 (0xca) EXIT_ABORTED_BY_PROJECT
Computer ID 161968
Report deadline 11 Aug 2012 | 13:01:51 UTC
Run time 0.00
CPU time 0.00
Validate state Invalid
Credit 0.00
Application version BOINCSIMAP simap application v5.12
Stderr output

<core_client_version>7.0.33</core_client_version>
32) Message boards : BOINC client : Status 'Cancelled by server' changed (Message 45209)
Posted 9 Aug 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Hello Richard,

I gave them a hint or better said exactly which result.inc to include.

The feature I meant had nothing to do with this 'Aborted by user' issue.
We figured that, although resents should get a shorter deadline, it sometimes happens that a resent gets a longer deadline, when no reliable hosts are available with low workload.
In that case a resent is sent with a longer deadline to a reliable host with an already high workload.

Thanks again.
33) Message boards : BOINC client : Status 'Cancelled by server' changed (Message 45199)
Posted 9 Aug 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Because I found another bug in inconsistent deadlines for resents, SIMAP upgraded meanwhile to software version: 25993

Seems not to be a bug, but a feature.

Anyway: using server version 25993 together with client 7.0.33 didn't solve the 'Aborted by user' issue.
The task is cancelled by the server, but the client returns the result with an unknown exit code:

Name 20120801.252506_3
Workunit 252507
Created 9 Aug 2012 | 4:59:19 UTC
Sent 9 Aug 2012 | 4:59:23 UTC
Received 9 Aug 2012 | 5:34:24 UTC
Server state Over
Outcome Computation error
Client state Aborted by user
Exit status 202 (0xca) Unknown error number
Computer ID 161968
Report deadline 11 Aug 2012 | 7:23:23 UTC
Run time 0.00
CPU time 0.00
Validate state Invalid
Credit 0.00
Application version BOINCSIMAP simap application v5.12
Stderr output

<core_client_version>7.0.33</core_client_version>

---------------------

Using older client versions (7.0.25 and older) the state and exit code is OK:


Name 20120801.455673_3
Workunit 455674
Created 9 Aug 2012 | 0:36:49 UTC
Sent 9 Aug 2012 | 0:36:55 UTC
Received 9 Aug 2012 | 1:44:58 UTC
Server state Over
Outcome Redundant result
Client state Cancelled by server
Exit status -221 (0xffffffffffffff23) ERR_ABORTED_BY_PROJECT
Computer ID 222900
Report deadline 11 Aug 2012 | 3:00:55 UTC
Run time 0.00
CPU time 0.00
Validate state Not necessary
Credit 0.00
Application version BOINCSIMAP simap application v5.12
Stderr output

<core_client_version>7.0.25</core_client_version>
34) Message boards : BOINC client : Status 'Cancelled by server' changed (Message 45188)
Posted 8 Aug 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
I'm afraid it's up to the SIMAP web administrators to update some more of their code - you could try dropping them a line.

Richard, thanks for answering.

I'll drop them a line, if I understand you right:
The server version doesn't mean automatically, that you also has installed all former source changes,
because your mentioned changes 24964 and 25858 are both lower than SIMAP's server version I mentioned 25897.

Because I found another bug in inconsistent deadlines for resents, SIMAP upgraded meanwhile to software version: 25993

35) Message boards : BOINC client : Status 'Cancelled by server' changed (Message 45185)
Posted 8 Aug 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
I tested it again with BOINC v7.0.33 on the SIMAP project.
IMO it should be fixed in this version, but it isn't.

SIMAP was running: Server software version: 25897

That's higher then the version Richard mentioned and the client version is also built after the code change.


480888 223509 31 Jul 2012 | 1:13:57 UTC 31 Jul 2012 | 3:45:41 UTC Completed and validated 3,094.89 3,086.12 18.27 BOINCSIMAP simap application v5.10
480889 220818 31 Jul 2012 | 1:14:30 UTC 7 Aug 2012 | 18:01:22 UTC Completed and validated 4,784.18 4,303.38 18.27 BOINCSIMAP simap application v5.11
1873251 161968 7 Aug 2012 | 1:14:38 UTC 7 Aug 2012 | 18:01:56 UTC Aborted by user 0.00 0.00 --- BOINCSIMAP simap application v5.12 <-- By server aborted, not by me!

Result:
Name 20120801.239329_2
Workunit 239330
Created 7 Aug 2012 | 1:14:33 UTC
Sent 7 Aug 2012 | 1:14:38 UTC
Received 7 Aug 2012 | 18:01:56 UTC
Server state Over
Outcome Computation error
Client state Aborted by user
Exit status 202 (0xca) Unknown error number
Computer ID 161968
Report deadline 9 Aug 2012 | 3:38:38 UTC
Run time 0.00
CPU time 0.00
Validate state Invalid
Credit 0.00
Application version BOINCSIMAP simap application v5.12
Stderr output

<core_client_version>7.0.33</core_client_version>
36) Message boards : BOINC client : Status 'Cancelled by server' changed (Message 44821)
Posted 10 Jul 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Hi Richard,

I'm not really an alpha tester, so if you would be so kind to put this bug into the alpha mailing list.

TIA

CP
37) Message boards : BOINC client : Status 'Cancelled by server' changed (Message 44816)
Posted 10 Jul 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Thanks Richard for responding.

Don't forget that BOINC client versions 7.0.25 and older are treated well, if a task is aborted by the project and newer clients have this weird issue.
That's why I posted it in the BOINC core client thread.

I hope Rom and/or David will pickup this 'problem'.

It also has a negative influence on the reliability of hosts, I suppose.
38) Message boards : BOINC client : Status 'Cancelled by server' changed (Message 44813)
Posted 10 Jul 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Adding information:

Sent .................... 9 Jul 2012 | 21:45:39 UTC
Received .............. 9 Jul 2012 | 22:49:53 UTC
Server state ......... Over
Outcome .............. Computation error
Client state ........... Aborted by user
Exit status ........... 202 (0xca) Unknown error number
Report deadline ..... 12 Jul 2012 | 0:09:39 UTC
Run time .............. 0.00
CPU time .............. 0.00
Validate state ....... Invalid
Credit .................. 0.00
Application version .. BOINCSIMAP simap application v5.12

Stderr output

<core_client_version>7.0.28</core_client_version>

-------------------

Those server cancellations treated like user aborts are also happening in the SETI@home/AstroPulse Beta project
39) Message boards : BOINC client : Status 'Cancelled by server' changed (Message 44809)
Posted 10 Jul 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Hi Rom, David,

In the newer BOINC versions beyond 7.0.25 the status of by server aborted tasks changed.

Versions 6.10.58, 6.12.33, 6.12.34 and 7.0.25 shows the expected status of ´Cancelled by server´ on the project result pages.
With versions 7.0.27 and 7.0.28 the status is ´Aborted by user´, although I didn´t aborted the tasks, but were surely cancelled by the project,
because the initially sent results were returned to late, but earlier as the resents finished or even started.

CP
40) Message boards : Questions and problems : Client crash after "No close tag in scheduler reply" (Message 43720)
Posted 23 Apr 2012 by Crystal Pellet
Post:
Hi Rom,

I sent you a mail with a corrupt sched_request_www.worldcommunitygrid.org.xml causing the crash of the BOINC client.

Regards,

CP


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