Posts by Wizardling

21) Message boards : Questions and problems : Computation error (Message 62654)
Posted 23 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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I admit I did not notice that. But why would I? It's in text I would not expect a forum link to be. I wasn't reading the rest of the page. I was reading the list of forums which oddly does not include the support one. So I think this is both a problem of me not looking hard enough, and poor page design :-)
22) Message boards : Questions and problems : Computation error (Message 62652)
Posted 23 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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this has happened with a bunch of projects

Which ones?
.. so a bunch of them are obviously mis-compiling their apps for older versions of OS X.

Not so obvious. It can be lots of other things. But without you telling us about the projects that have the problems, that's difficult to figure out. Thus far you only said you do not have problems with Seti and WCG.


All the below contain computation or similar looking errors.

https://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/results.php?userid=81109
http://csgrid.org/csg/results.php?userid=94101
http://climateapps2.oerc.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/results.php?userid=98031
http://escatter11.fullerton.edu/nfs/results.php?userid=31713
http://boinc.fzk.de/poem/results.php?userid=10911
https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/results.php?userid=2041
http://boinc.umiacs.umd.edu/results.php?userid=3381

All were recently added or returned to this machine. Some have been running on other computers I only see every few months, so maybe things have also been going wrong there and I've not noticed.

But on this particular machine, at least while booted into OS X (I dual boot into WinXP for gaming, in the main, and a couple other tasks, during which I run a couple projects lacking Mac support) I've only been running SETI and WCG both of which almost always run fine, e.g. -

[/url]http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?userid=8098294[url]
23) Message boards : Questions and problems : Computation error (Message 62651)
Posted 23 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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The support form you linked to wasn't one I could see.
24) Message boards : Questions and problems : Computation error (Message 62649)
Posted 22 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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Cheers for the info, though I'd still need any credit to post on a totally new (to me) project's page.

Also - this has happened with a bunch of projects, not just Numberfields, so a bunch of them are obviously mis-compiling their apps for older versions of OS X.
25) Message boards : Questions and problems : Computation error (Message 62639)
Posted 22 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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This Mac only has 4GB RAM - it is always all in use, and I've been running SET@home and World Community Grid without any troubles, not to mention other apps for years. I still run a bunch of BOINC projects and apps ok.

If this is a RAM problem, it's the most subtle one I've ever encountered...
26) Message boards : Questions and problems : Computation error (Message 62634)
Posted 22 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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I have no other issues, so I have to blame BOINC given it's happening across multiple projects, all newly added on this machine (or re-added after being removed years ago) and applications within projects, but not all projects.

If I had RAM or VM problems I'd see evidence elsewhere, unless it was an extremely subtle issue. But it has been months since my last kernel panic, and I get one or two of those a year, which is normal enough, given this Mac runs 24/7 and is heavily used.

Restarting BOINC and restarting my machine has had no effect. Several projects continue to run unaffected. I guess I could try a completely clean reinstall of BOINC and the projects, but that would entail the loss of some work which I dislike doing, but I guess that is no big thing.
27) Message boards : Questions and problems : Computation error (Message 62632)
Posted 21 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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If you can tell me how, I will. The only stderr.txt files (is that what I'm after?) are in /Library/Application\ Support/BOINC\ Data/slots and have nothing to do with the project's that have failing apps.
28) Message boards : Questions and problems : Computation error (Message 62625)
Posted 21 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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I'm getting a lot of computation errors for projects I've recently added or re-added, after a few years of mostly - and trouble free - running of only SETI@home and World Community Grid on this computer

Any idea as to why? I would post in the NumberFields@home board, for example, but lacking any credit I'm prevented from letting them know they have a problem/finding out what my problem is.

Mid-2007 24" 2.8GHz iMac, 4GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256MB VRAM, OS X 10.6.8
29) Message boards : Questions and problems : "Postponed: Waiting to acquire lock"? (Message 62622)
Posted 21 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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Any idea what's going on here?

Mid-2007 24" 2.8GHz iMac, 4GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256MB VRAM, OS X 10.6.8
30) Message boards : Questions and problems : This is why not including a Window menu is a stupid idea. (Message 62562)
Posted 14 Jun 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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Once again I face having to switch resolutions to recover from: [/img]
31) Message boards : Questions and problems : This is why not including a Window menu is a stupid idea. (Message 61652)
Posted 17 Apr 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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No need so far as I can tell, a resolution change got the BOINC Manager window's draggable titlebar back below the top of the screen, and it has now remembered it's new position.

It was just rather annoying to be urgently having to access BOINC Manager in such a way that I needed to move it's window, and the only way (I was aware of, at the time) to do so is close a dozen other important apps so their window layout isn't messed up by the resolution change.

Thus my irritated tone above. I'm sorry give I gave offence, but stuff like that where the developer has prevented common solutions like keyboard or menu commands to maximise the window by leaving all that out, has always rubbed me the wrong way, and I can be cranky when such flaws hit me late at night.

That said I'm a big distributed computing for science supporter. I was running SETI@home since 1999 before there even was BOINC, and transitioned to BOINC when SETI@home moved there, and then I added several other worthwhile projects :-)
32) Message boards : Questions and problems : This is why not including a Window menu is a stupid idea. (Message 61630)
Posted 16 Apr 2015 by Profile Wizardling
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Mac OS X, BOINC v7.4.42. Once again I find myself stuck with the BOINC Manger window up above the top of the screen, so I cannot drag it back, nor can I use Window menu commands, as there helpfully is none in BOINC Manager for Mac - whose stupid idea was THAT?

I suppose I could force the issue by changing my monitor's resolution, and I guess lacking any other options I'll have to do that. But what a cock up! I now have to quit everything so other app's windows don't get squashed, and then much about with scree res, before restarting every app with windows that'll get screwed with :-(

Mid-2007 24" 2.8GHz iMac, 4GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256MB VRAM, OS X 10.6.8
33) Message boards : Questions and problems : dnetc process maxing one core after upgrade to latest BOINC for OSX version. (Message 28942)
Posted 23 Nov 2009 by Profile Wizardling
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I'll give the latest version a try - I still had 6.6.36. Yup - I do have BOINC set to respect the preferences set on the website. Despite this dnetc continued running.

Thanks for your help :-)
34) Message boards : Questions and problems : dnetc process maxing one core after upgrade to latest BOINC for OSX version. (Message 28940)
Posted 23 Nov 2009 by Profile Wizardling
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I do, it was just the co-incidence of updating BOINC Manager and then YoYo@home running that lead to me suspecting BOINC itself. What does bother me is BOINC Manager not enforcing the rules I set on when to run it's apps, or the reverse I suppose is more likely :-)
35) Message boards : Questions and problems : dnetc process maxing one core after upgrade to latest BOINC for OSX version. (Message 28938)
Posted 23 Nov 2009 by Profile Wizardling
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Well I've found out what it is: http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/ which runs http://www.distributed.net/[/url]
36) Message boards : Questions and problems : dnetc process maxing one core after upgrade to latest BOINC for OSX version. (Message 28936)
Posted 23 Nov 2009 by Profile Wizardling
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Well I've not installed any other distributed computing projects, nor do I use any 'browser search bars'. Googling dnetc and BOINC certainly generates some hits, though I admit I'm having trouble finding a direct linkage between the projects I run and this.
37) Message boards : Questions and problems : dnetc process maxing one core after upgrade to latest BOINC for OSX version. (Message 28934)
Posted 23 Nov 2009 by Profile Wizardling
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This is happening again after running BOINC. It's very rare, but very annoying when it does occur as quitting BOINC doesn't kill it. I have to use Activity Monitor to kill the dnetc process. Can I get some help with this issue, please? Does anyone know why this is still happening?
38) Message boards : Questions and problems : dnetc process maxing one core after upgrade to latest BOINC for OSX version. (Message 25911)
Posted 8 Jul 2009 by Profile Wizardling
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I upgraded the BOINC client today to 6.6.36 and now regardless of it being set to run only while my Mac is idle or being closed completely, dnetc runs constantly maxing one CPU core :-( Any idea what on earth is going on? I'm assuming this is connected to BOINC since that's the only change I've made on my system in the last couple days.
39) Message boards : Questions and problems : Point me towards documentation on where BOINC project data is kept in OSX? (Message 23449)
Posted 4 Mar 2009 by Profile Wizardling
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Or any system for that matter? I'm not seeing this in any of help or FAQs. Seems a pretty simple thing to want to know, so either I'm being very dumb or this is very well hidden.

TIA,
Jamie Kahn Genet


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