Posts by l008com

41) Message boards : Questions and problems : (Don't) Switch Between Applications (Message 32113)
Posted 11 Apr 2010 by l008com
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You know... I set it to 50000 minutes, and it switches a lot less. But it's still switching. For me it's an annoyance, but for the projects, it means wasted work.
42) Message boards : Questions and problems : (Don't) Switch Between Applications (Message 31947)
Posted 4 Apr 2010 by l008com
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6.10.21
But I just set it to 50000 and it DID take it. Before I was probably setting it to 99999 or possibly a few more 9s, and that was bouncing down to 999.
43) Message boards : Questions and problems : (Don't) Switch Between Applications (Message 31945)
Posted 4 Apr 2010 by l008com
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Did you set it in the GUI or did you edit the xml file directly? I've tried many times on many machine to set it much higher than 999 minutes, and it always reverts to 999 when you set it higher.
44) Message boards : Questions and problems : (Don't) Switch Between Applications (Message 31935)
Posted 4 Apr 2010 by l008com
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OK but what if I want to do work for a bunch of projects, but I just don't want it to switch? This seems like a pretty basic setting. But what I'm noticing about BOINC is that it really isn't into letting you making big changes, it likes to only let you modify amounts.
45) Message boards : Questions and problems : (Don't) Switch Between Applications (Message 31933)
Posted 4 Apr 2010 by l008com
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Any time I set it above 999 minutes, it defaults to 999 minutes. Thats only about 16 2/3 hours.
46) Message boards : Questions and problems : (Don't) Switch Between Applications (Message 31931)
Posted 4 Apr 2010 by l008com
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Is there a way to completely disable switching? In other words, once boinc starts a work unit, or a pair of work units, it won't switch up, it will keep running through those two until they are finished, and only then will it move on to another? The way it works now, so much potential work goes to waste. Any time I don't run BOINC for a while, most of my in-progress work expires. There would be no in-progress work if it wasn't switching. Well, there would be the active work unit(s), but not 10 other partial work units. And I have a netboot image with BOINC installed on it, that I use for "stress testing" machines. This netboot only runs for a day or so, so it almost never returns any results. It keeps switching between all the projects, and once I reboot, everything is gone. (Netboot is read-only).
47) Message boards : Questions and problems : Running on Read-Only Volume (Deleting Work Units) (Message 23863)
Posted 23 Mar 2009 by l008com
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(MAY BE UNSTABLE - USE ONLY FOR TESTING)
48) Message boards : Questions and problems : Running on Read-Only Volume (Deleting Work Units) (Message 23861)
Posted 23 Mar 2009 by l008com
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Sadly the newest version for OS X is 6.2
49) Message boards : Questions and problems : Running on Read-Only Volume (Deleting Work Units) (Message 23857)
Posted 23 Mar 2009 by l008com
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The image should NOT have BOINC running. A script that runs on each machine at boot time should start BOINC.


Huh?

Note that I'm not doing this to set up full time machines that I own. I'm doing this so that when I do get an extra computer around, whether it be one I'm selling myself or something I'm repairing for someone else, I can boot this image and run boinc without having to actually install (and then uninstall) anything on the hard drive of the machine.

I was actually able to reset all the projects and quickly quit and it seems to have left the Boinc manager in just the state I want it to be in. I tried setting the time for each project to 999 minutes but it seems to ignore that value and switch after just a few minutes . . . I'm not sure how many exactly, less than an hour.
50) Message boards : Questions and problems : Running on Read-Only Volume (Deleting Work Units) (Message 23854)
Posted 23 Mar 2009 by l008com
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Also, a second question related to running off a read-only volume. To get the most of of the time spent crunching (considering the fact that when you reboot, any partial result will be lost), is there a way I can make BOINC never switch to a new project mid-work-unit? I have 6 projects and I want them to mix up which it does, but once it gets started on one unit, I want it to stick with it until it's done (or many if it's doing multiple at once)
51) Message boards : Questions and problems : Running on Read-Only Volume (Deleting Work Units) (Message 23853)
Posted 22 Mar 2009 by l008com
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Hi
I'm setting up a read-only netboot volume, that will let me boot up any machine to a pre-configured system that has BOINC running. I have everything set up the way I want it. But the next step before I turn this volume into a netboot image, is to delete all current in progress, downloading, and completely work units. That way, when a computer boots this system, it will be starting clean. Otherwise every time I boot a computer, its going to spend hours crunching the same old expired work units before it goes and downloads more.


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