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Message 7224 - Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | 11:17:46 UTC
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My "to completion" time seems to be going up.
Running a P-4 XPsp2 Otherwise everything's running smooth.

Edit: I'm not sure I understand what happened but I think this wu started over again wu_1204099514_212_0 using lalanne version 506
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Message 7225 - Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | 13:26:20 UTC - in response to Message 7224.

caspr wrote:
My "to completion" time seems to be going up.
Running a P-4 XPsp2 Otherwise everything's running smooth.

Edit: I'm not sure I understand what happened but I think this wu started over again wu_1204099514_212_0 using lalanne version 506


They'll run for a hour of wall time.

They also trickle up and down :-)
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Message 7226 - Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | 13:40:19 UTC
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I just watched one under XP. I noticed that the CPU time stopped accumulating for about 5 or 6 seconds (as timed by the ever so scientific and precise one-mississippi two-mississippi method). When it started to accumulate time again, I switched to the message tab. It had sent a trickle message during those few seconds. This may be why I'm seeing CPU times of around 50 minutes under XP (it's a dedicated cruncher right now).

Of course I'm out of work on the Linux box right now so I can't watch and see if it behaves the same way, but I'm guessing they do because CPU times were about 55 minutes. I can grep the log to make sure the wall time was an hour if you'd like.


[edit]Holy cow... did I just use grep as a verb :-)[/edit]
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Message 7227 - Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | 15:11:06 UTC
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This result ran 1.25 hours CPU time. It's also one that was running when I stopped the service to upgrade the Einstein power users app and the core client.

worker: CPU time: 4506.453125 seconds, wall clock time: 3634.750000 seconds for 100000000 iterations.


I think (I'm 95% positive) it was roughly between 10 and 15 minutes in when I stopped the service.

I have a few cached on that machine, so I'll suspend one of them until tomorrow morning when I actually can keep my eyes open.


Oh yeah, and now I see it reports the wall time in stderrout, so no need for the grepping of logs.
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Message 7230 - Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | 20:56:27 UTC

BOINC client version 5.10.30 for windows_x86_64

wu_1204099514_309_0 using lalanne version 506

That WU at 102.286% to completion at the moment with 20 minutes or so crunch time. Sorry if this was mentioned elsewhere... does it run for a certain time or does it vary from platform to platform?

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Message 7232 - Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | 2:26:39 UTC - in response to Message 7230.

Planting wrote:

That WU at 102.286% to completion at the moment with 20 minutes or so crunch time. Sorry if this was mentioned elsewhere... does it run for a certain time or does it vary from platform to platform?

It runs for at least an hour, and estimates the fraction done based only on that, so it can be off, as you have seen. It's doing repeated Monte Carlo simulations and will exit after it finishes one after an hour has passed.

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Message 7237 - Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | 14:01:48 UTC - in response to Message 7234.

KSMarksPsych wrote:
[KSMarksPsych]This result ran 1.25 hours CPU time. It's also one that was running when I stopped the service to upgrade the Einstein power users app and the core client.

worker: CPU time: 4506.453125 seconds, wall clock time: 3634.750000 seconds for 100000000 iterations.


I think (I'm 95% positive) it was roughly between 10 and 15 minutes in when I stopped the service.


This is the result I'm testing with (it's gonna be late, I got stuck at work, oh well).

I let it run for just under 7 minutes before I stopped the service. I immediately restarted the service. CPU time as displayed by the manager picked up where it left off as did the percent complete.[/quote]

Hmmmm...

worker: CPU time: 2304.703125 seconds, wall clock time: 3608.125000 seconds for 100000000 iterations.


Well. Whatever. Must have been some time from an alternate reality that slipped into that first result.

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Message 7258 - Posted: 29 Feb 2008 | 15:57:22 UTC

Strange...

This one didn't trickle at all.

2008-02-29 23:36:36 [Pirates@Home] Starting wu_1204273265_314_0
2008-02-29 23:36:36 [Pirates@Home] Starting task wu_1204273265_314_0 using lalanne version 506
2008-03-01 00:39:43 [Pirates@Home] Computation for task wu_1204273265_314_0 finished
2008-03-01 00:39:45 [Pirates@Home] [file_xfer] Started upload of file wu_1204273265_314_0_0
2008-03-01 00:39:52 [Pirates@Home] [file_xfer] Finished upload of file wu_1204273265_314_0_0
2008-03-01 00:39:52 [Pirates@Home] [file_xfer] Throughput 1452 bytes/sec


These are the lines from Pirates that grep found, so I took a look at boinc.log and there indeed are no trickle messages for the result.
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Message 7497 - Posted: 11 Apr 2008 | 5:03:10 UTC

Eww.


11-Apr-2008 05:00:00 [Pirates@Home] Starting wu_1207791949_130_3
11-Apr-2008 05:00:00 [Pirates@Home] Starting task wu_1207791949_130_3 using lalanne version 506
11-Apr-2008 05:00:02 [Pirates@Home] Computation for task wu_1207791949_130_3 finished
11-Apr-2008 05:00:02 [Pirates@Home] Output file wu_1207791949_130_3_0 for task wu_1207791949_130_3 absent


The slots directory is empty.

When I run

$ ./lalanne_5.06_i686-pc-linux-gnu

by hand (after installing the needed libraries, that was the
first (signal 12) failureā€¦), I get an stderr.txt file containing:



Starboard!
main: compiled with BOINC version 5.10.42 libraries.
main: cannot resolve output file name.
FILE_LOCK::unlock(): close failed.: Bad file descriptor


So now what?

The WU on the Linux box is still crunching.

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Message 7498 - Posted: 11 Apr 2008 | 5:35:29 UTC

Wow, my first success, on the Linux box, but with TWO problems.

First: I had set the application cycle to 20 minutes, and it would
not realise it HAD already run for 20 minutes when doing its 60-minute
run, so it could not finish until I quit BOINC, edited client_state.xml,
added <suspended_via_gui/> to all <result> tags except the Pirate one,
and restarted BOINC.

Secondly, not a problem, but a cosmetic (for me), but maybe useful:


11-Apr-2008 04:26:25 [Pirates@Home] Restarting task wu_1207839011_9_1 using lalanne version 506
11-Apr-2008 05:29:29 [Pirates@Home] Computation for task wu_1207839011_9_1 finished
11-Apr-2008 05:29:31 [Pirates@Home] Started upload of wu_1207839011_9_1_0
11-Apr-2008 05:29:37 [Pirates@Home] Finished upload of wu_1207839011_9_1_0
11-Apr-2008 05:30:25 [Pirates@Home] Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 1 seconds of work, reporting 1 completed tasks
11-Apr-2008 05:30:35 [Pirates@Home] [error] handle_trickle_down failed: null pointer
11-Apr-2008 05:30:35 [Pirates@Home] Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
11-Apr-2008 05:30:35 [Pirates@Home] Message from server: Need version 6.1 or higher of the BOINC core client. You have 5.10.


It did report fine though, and the result validated.
There ya got your trickle error.

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