Posts by Chris Minnoy

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Web Forum: Can't reply on threads, no button available. But I can create a new thread. Why? (Message 102557)
Posted 14 Jan 2021 by Profile Chris Minnoy
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So I see. It wasn't clear as I landed on that thread by searching, not through the index.
So almost all threads are blocked? What is the policy/thinking behind this?
Is there a reason to block so many threads?
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Web Forum: Can't reply on threads, no button available. But I can create a new thread. Why? (Message 102555)
Posted 14 Jan 2021 by Profile Chris Minnoy
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For example this one: 'Why doesn't Boinc schedule earlier deadlines first?'

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13359

There is no button in that one.

Using just vanilla Chrome on Windows and Firefox on Linux. Both have the same behaviour.

Edge on Windows same behavior.

But I can see the reply button on my own thread, which makes me wonder if a script blocked by the browser would make that distinction.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Web Forum: Can't reply on threads, no button available. But I can create a new thread. Why? (Message 102553)
Posted 14 Jan 2021 by Profile Chris Minnoy
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Maybe a stupid question, but extremely annoying.
I can't seem to find any button or means to reply on most existing threads in the forum.
Some threads I can reply on, it show a button under the message, but most threads don't have this button.
Anybody else having this problem?
Is there a logic behind this?
4) Message boards : BOINC client : Feature request - boinccmd - need to control amount of cores used during a specific time (--set_run_mode) (Message 100559)
Posted 1 Sep 2020 by Profile Chris Minnoy
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Hi,

With boinccmd you can enable CPU, GPU or networking for a certain amount of time.
That's a great functionality I use every day; as I have a script that automatically detects my user activity and based on this enables BOINC every minute.
(detecting user activity in BOINC is very limited, so love to see this put in an extensible plugin, but that's not the point of this feature request)
The boinccmd has the option to set a time with each option (--set_run_mode, --set_gpu_mode), so far so good.
But I want BOINC to sometimes use more or less cores depending on what I'm doing with my PC.

So I would really like to see the possibility added to use an extra argument to select the amount of cores or percentage for the CPU during that time.
For now, this is only possible by changing the config file, and doing a reload; this is not really flexible and efficient.

old way, just using the defined amount of cores (percentage) in the config file:
boinccmd --set_run_mode auto 60

proposal, selecting only 40 percent of the cores during 60 seconds; after the time elapsed fall back to the previous state:
boinccmd --set_run_mode --percentage 40 auto 60

This feature would avoid overwriting the config file every minute and requesting boinc to reload its configuration.
Hope to see this feature soon :-)

Regards,

Chris




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