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Message 7519 - Posted: 14 Apr 2008 | 3:40:12 UTC

Right now work is restricted to BOINC v6.
If a v5 client contacts the server the Pirates team field is wiped blank (and stats aren’t updated) in the BOINC manager.
Similar to problems discovered here a long while back.
"It's déjà vu all over again"?
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Message 7523 - Posted: 14 Apr 2008 | 15:47:59 UTC

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14.04.2008 17:44:51|Pirates@Home|Message from server: Your version of the BOINC core client (5.10.28) is temporarily disallowed for testing.



Never seen this message.
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Message 7526 - Posted: 14 Apr 2008 | 22:22:08 UTC

Scheduler restrictions won't give work to any other client than the 6.1.14 ... so even a 6.1.12 won't get work. The test is for 6.1.14 only.
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Message 7527 - Posted: 14 Apr 2008 | 23:06:23 UTC - in response to Message 7519.

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Right now work is restricted to BOINC v6.
If a v5 client contacts the server the Pirates team field is wiped blank (and stats aren’t updated) in the BOINC manager.
Similar to problems discovered here a long while back.
"It's déjà vu all over again"?

What was the fix?

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Message 7528 - Posted: 15 Apr 2008 | 2:37:47 UTC - in response to Message 7527.

Finally found the relevant thread:
Team not showing in BOINC manager

After trying out the nowork_skip tag:

Wormholio wrote:
So what happens is, the client connects to the server, but gets back a very terse (perhaps even more or less empty) reply, and from that the client concludes that you don't belong to a team, and it also doesn't update any of your other stats. Your last time of contact is not updated in the database because the database never got contacted.

I can understand that most stats won't get updated, but the loss of the team is indeed confusing. This probably deserves a Trac ticket as a bug. [edit]I just posted it[/edit] If you are in a team, but the RPC response doesn't mention a team, then don't make any changes. It's possible that the current RPC response has a blank team entry (rather than none at all).

I'm sure that's easily fixed by those who know how to do it. I'll bet they can apply the same principle to other items in the RPC response, though it might also require some changes in how the client processes the response. I will leave that to the RPC experts.


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Message 7534 - Posted: 15 Apr 2008 | 11:56:26 UTC - in response to Message 7528.
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Team not showing in BOINC manager

Well done. Thank you.

This was reported in Trac as ticket # 417, but it was assigned to Bruce Allen because it seemed like a server issue. As Nicolas notes in the ticket, it seems more likely the change needs to be made to the client. I added a note to the ticket about this other way of producing the behavior, and changed the component to "Client" , which seems to have reassigned it to David.

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Message 7538 - Posted: 15 Apr 2008 | 19:43:26 UTC

I'm using version 6.1.14 now but when trying to fetch new work I'm getting

15.04.2008 21:40:50|Pirates@Home|[error][error] handle_trickle_down failed: unexpected null pointer


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Message 7539 - Posted: 15 Apr 2008 | 20:14:21 UTC - in response to Message 7538.



Hatte ich auch, machte aber nichts, danach kamen die Units an Bord!
Viel Glück und gute Jagd!

I had the same Problem, but it didn't matter, just after the message the work came to me!
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Message 7540 - Posted: 15 Apr 2008 | 20:19:41 UTC - in response to Message 7539.


Danke, hab ich inzwischen auch gemerkt und zwei neue "Goldnuggets" runtergeladen! *gg*

Yeah, thanks - I noticed that I have dowloaded two fresh gold nuggets again! :-)
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Message 7542 - Posted: 15 Apr 2008 | 20:27:42 UTC - in response to Message 7538.

Cori wrote:
What the heck is that? ;-)))

http://pirates.spy-hill.net/forum_thread.php?id=922
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Message 7544 - Posted: 15 Apr 2008 | 23:18:46 UTC

Client restriction is now 6.1.14 and above. This is because 6.1.15 is released to Alpha for the Mac and Linux. Let's hope that the Linux versions will now return work without errors.
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Message 7567 - Posted: 30 Apr 2008 | 13:12:53 UTC

As far as we could see a project can require a boinc version of x.x.x or higher.

Can a project than also exclude one or two special versions of the boinc client?
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Message 7568 - Posted: 30 Apr 2008 | 13:31:26 UTC - in response to Message 7567.

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Message 7569 - Posted: 30 Apr 2008 | 13:47:04 UTC - in response to Message 7568.



Thanks Jord.

Is there a reason why you left out the now popular 6.1.0?
Did we use this kind of restrictions here at pirates before?
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Message 7570 - Posted: 30 Apr 2008 | 14:12:25 UTC - in response to Message 7569.

I didn't leave anything out as I didn't write that. It's only an example of a scheduler restriction. Admins can add more of them if they want to.
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