Posts by Gary Charpentier

1) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92542)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJL7IYB3-00
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Limit VM's (Message 92523)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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I know how to limit a project to launching a single VM at a time, but it is possible to have BOINC only launch one VM at a time? Issue is several projects each using a VM and they all launch one, becomes a resource hog on VM overhead.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92522)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Someone forgot that these sites don't route through that other core router? Or was it too much traffic?

Peaceful day. Banished a spammer and the site went down. Maybe it was his wrath. 😆

Bluestar is gone from Seti.

May be temporary and it isn't all of his accounts either.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92496)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Boinc went down but over at Einstein a little hair was burnt and the moon was howled at and Boinc promptly came back.

This time it is the mods at Einstein that have to scrub that smell out! :)
5) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92491)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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I plead guilty, I hooked up an old box a couple of months ago because I could and it contributes ~15% of my Seti RAC.

And your total Seti RAC is?

his https://einsteinathome.org/account/141002

Mine https://einsteinathome.org/account/21963
or see the .sig below
6) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92487)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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.....and how many semi-retired computers are brought out of their rest-homes to serve the cause once more.

Or will they pick the event dates to upgrade the servers?
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Ubuntu: how to kill a task owned by boinc? (Message 92457)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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The task is (pardon the screen/text grab)
3376 jstateson	20	0 29696	-3808	3284 S	0.0	0.1	0:00.03 -bash
3407 boinc	30	10 78.8G	79014	36014 S	0.0 10.0	0:00.00 ../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_x41p_V0.98bl_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu_cuda90


so, the owner of task 3407 is "boinc" and I own 3376

using sudo kill -9 3407 has no effect when that task is "hung"

can I log in as "boinc" to terminate it? Is there a password?
Maybe it is hung so bad it cant receive the terminate signal.
Is there another way to terminate?

$ sudo reboot

If a sigkill is not working, it isn't a BOINC issue. Are you sure that the reaper (launchd PID 1) is able to run? It may take the O/S a while to get to it.
8) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92446)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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did either have a particle with a superposition?
9) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92408)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Possibilities:
- it's not Tuesday
- it's vacation for everyone including the script
- they changed the hardware and now can do backups on the fly
- we found ET
- there's nothing to back up
- they heard of the hair burning and moon howling and didn't want any of that again

Someone hijacked the IP and didn't know that there was supposed to be an outage ... ;)
10) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92401)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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OMG, it hasn't gone down? Are Jeff and Eric okay?
11) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92374)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Looks like the bots have already given the place the once over so it will be ready for Tuesday. They even got the burning hair smell. Good bot. I said good bot. Okay okay, I'll get out of here until tomorrow. Bot swarm.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92341)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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I have just realised I have a Linux machine that runs out of work during an outage, oh no what shall I do!!

Spoofing here I come ;-)

Everyone knows ET communicates via Gravity Waves, so set Einstein as a backup project! ;)
13) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92320)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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down early, does that mean up late?
14) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92310)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Seti Beta is down to 8 work units in progress!
15) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 92266)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Christopher Columbus Kraft NASA Flight Director
16) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92200)
Posted 16 Jul 2019 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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such a day, didn't even have a chance to find out it was down ...
17) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 92132)
Posted 11 Jul 2019 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Arrive home, computer cold. Make that computers cold some items including router have no power. Very strange, everything is on a UPS. Uh Oh! UPS is off. Note that two other UPS powering other computers are on.
Crawl under desk push power button. Turns on, but display has funny stuff. Try the test button, it shuts off. Turn it back on, get glasses, Ut Oh it is a fault symbol.
Resign self to an hour being wasted.
---- ***** this is the UPS I replaced the battery in only a couple months ago ***** -----
Unplug everything and drag it up on top of the desk. Curse. Get Phillips screwdriver. Open battery compartment. Slide battery out. Yes still connected.
Remember I bought two batteries a couple months back because I have two of this model and I hadn't gotten around to replacing the other battery yet as it still seems good. (I bought them together and first round they failed together)
Change to the other new battery.
Plug it back in. Turn it on. Still has fault. Try the test button. It completes the self test and the fault light goes out!
Plug the power strips back in. Stuff mostly comes back alive.
WHAT?! The 8 port gig switch has a power light but none of the link lights are on!
Remember it did that a couple of months ago too. Actually bought a replacement unit, but by the time I had it home the old one was working.
Decide it is time to replace it. Back under the desk. Find the wall wart, the right wall wart and unplug. Put the new one in - yes power light.
Now to move the RJ45's. Dang there are times I hate the ones with the protectors over the tabs. Especially when the connector it plugs into is slightly recessed!
Eventually with only minimal cursing they are all over in the new switch. Pretty link lights on all of them and even have the gig lights on all the items.

Realize the DHCP lease for my external IP will have been hit. When I get to the office, I'll have a bunch of stored IP numbers to change. Not the end of the world.
18) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92035)
Posted 2 Jul 2019 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Down early today.
Well for the 4th I will be serving Beer and Wine at the Vacaville Street Fair.
Come on by.

Down early? Did they skip town for the holiday?

Vacaville? Think I'll pass. ;-)
19) Message boards : The Lounge : The traveling Dutchman came to Great Britain in March 2019 (Message 92012)
Posted 1 Jul 2019 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Absolutely. There was a lot of calm, professional, efficiency by people who knew exactly what they were doing.

And no little technological efficiency, too. The X-ray was deceptively simple: an overhead radiation source in a steerable gantry, my wrist resting on a photographic plate casually placed on an examination couch beside an ordinary chair. Yet it took barely 10 minutes to develop the plate and diagnose what is described as a fracture which can easily be missed. And by the time I'd walked back to A & E for the initial treatment assessment, there was my wrist, up on screen for the paramedic to see.

Film? These days it is more likely to be a digital image.
20) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92011)
Posted 1 Jul 2019 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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The smoker isn't and the couple dozen tri-tips, split chickens, and racks of ribs need that good smoke flavor. Mesquite or Apple wood?


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