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Message boards : The Riesel Problem : Riesel sieve doublecheching...?

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Eliminated 1 conjecture "k"Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (229,492)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (110,733)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,982,482)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,385)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (106,117)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (139,802)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,073,792)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (122,712)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (122,944)321 Sieve Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,900)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,000,599)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (515,556)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,326,728)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (255,612)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,575,874)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,152,487)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,522,050)
Message 55229 - Posted: 3 Jun 2012 | 14:42:02 UTC

I just noticed: progress goes about 0.3% and then return, like it does doublechecking?
60.543% - 60.871% and then return to 60.543%

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321 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (80,384)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (47,259)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,394)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (111,379)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (264,107)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (338,553)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (65,445)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (80,579)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (48,743)PPS Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,656,348)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (87,598)GFN Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (995,737)
Message 55249 - Posted: 5 Jun 2012 | 11:26:00 UTC

I don't think that DC is needed for sieve. If the sieve eliminates a candidate, i think it will return also the found factor which can be instaneously double-checked by the primegrid server.
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Message 55251 - Posted: 5 Jun 2012 | 14:36:56 UTC - in response to Message 55249.

Then it is mystery what I sow :)
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Eliminated 1 conjecture "k"Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (229,492)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (110,733)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,982,482)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,385)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (106,117)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (139,802)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,073,792)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (122,712)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (122,944)321 Sieve Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,900)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,000,599)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (515,556)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,326,728)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (255,612)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,575,874)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,152,487)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,522,050)
Message 55334 - Posted: 10 Jun 2012 | 12:49:59 UTC - in response to Message 55251.

Still no answer to my question?
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Message 55337 - Posted: 10 Jun 2012 | 13:34:09 UTC - in response to Message 55229.

I just noticed: progress goes about 0.3% and then return, like it does doublechecking?
60.543% - 60.871% and then return to 60.543%


The percentage Boinc displays is just an estimate, I guess Boinc re-calculated the percentage at those points...

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Message 55338 - Posted: 10 Jun 2012 | 13:37:38 UTC - in response to Message 55334.

Still no answer to my question?


Probably not. Usually when you don't get an answer it's because nobody has one.

But it's definitely not double checking of any sort.

BOINC should **NEVER** go backwards like that. The BOINC programming guidelines specifically prohibit having the progress meter go backwards.

Something incorrect happened. Other than a bug in the software, the only scenario I can think of that could cause this would be shutting down and restarting the WU, in which case the WU would restart from the most recent checkpoint. The checkpoint file would not be as far along as when the WU shut down, so after the restart progress could be lower than it was prior to the restart.

If there was no restart involved then I don't know.
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Message 55339 - Posted: 10 Jun 2012 | 13:43:25 UTC - in response to Message 55337.

I just noticed: progress goes about 0.3% and then return, like it does doublechecking?
60.543% - 60.871% and then return to 60.543%


The percentage Boinc displays is just an estimate, I guess Boinc re-calculated the percentage at those points...


The percentage done isn't an estimate; it's the time remaining that BOINC estimates. At least with PrimeGrid's apps, the percentage done should be pretty reliable. It's the estimate of the time remaining that's often incredibly inaccurate.

It's not BOINC that computes the percentage done, it's the application itself. The application reports the percentage done to BOINC. It's conceivable that the sieve app is reporting percentages that fluctuate, but if it is, it's not supposed to be doing that.
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Message 55350 - Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | 3:56:02 UTC - in response to Message 55339.

It's conceivable that the sieve app is reporting percentages that fluctuate, but if it is, it's not supposed to be doing that.

Since it is going back to the same % (60.543), the checkpoint explanation is the most likely one. Could be there is some file permission issue or disk space issue or some such problem that is causing the checkpoint writing itself to be stuck?

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Message 55351 - Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | 4:10:35 UTC - in response to Message 55350.

It's conceivable that the sieve app is reporting percentages that fluctuate, but if it is, it's not supposed to be doing that.

Since it is going back to the same % (60.543), the checkpoint explanation is the most likely one. Could be there is some file permission issue or disk space issue or some such problem that is causing the checkpoint writing itself to be stuck?


Anything's possible, but it's kind of hard to imagine a checkpoint operation failing and doing something other than either crashing the app, or just continuing processing without doing the checkpoint. I'm not even sure how you would accidentally write it so that the app backs up. That would take... talent. :)
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Message 55352 - Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | 5:46:23 UTC - in response to Message 55351.

Anything's possible, but it's kind of hard to imagine a checkpoint operation failing and doing something other than either crashing the app, or just continuing processing without doing the checkpoint. I'm not even sure how you would accidentally write it so that the app backs up. That would take... talent. :)


I'm thinking something like... "App resumes from checkpoint. After sometime, tries to write a new checkpoint, but is unable to (due to whatever). Crashes. BOINC sees app is dead, restarts it, and voila... back to square one."

I dunno enough about BOINC or the app to know if this is realistic :(

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Message 55407 - Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | 10:22:38 UTC - in response to Message 55352.

In any case: with that behavior my WU is processed about 80% of time more that should. But on the other hand: I look at same CPU-s from other users and they have very similar time to mine, so that happen to them also...
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Message 55412 - Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | 13:08:40 UTC

I thought of another possibility. This is pure speculation on my part, so it might be totally wrong...

You know how GeneferCUDA, when overclocked, errors out with that "maxErr exceeded" error? MaxErr wasn't really designed to catch hardware errors, although it fills that role admirably. It was designed to catch inevitable arithmetic overflows that are the result of the way programs like this do their math. In Genefer, it's what happens when you go beyond the usable 'b' limit.

LLR is more sophisticated and more flexible than Genefer in that regard. When it detects that maxErr is too large, it restarts the calculation from the beginning with a larger (and therefore slower) FFT size. Presumably, as long as the maxErr wasn't caused by a hardware problem, the calculation will then succeed with the larger FFT.

Under BOINC rules, when this restart happens, the progress meter should NOT go back to zero. It should keep going forward.

However, LLR is not a native BOINC program. It's run inside a BOINC wrapper, and it's the wrapper that handles all the BOINC stuff, including setting the progress meter. The wrapper reads the status lines which are output from LLR, converts that into a percentage completed value, and sends that to BOINC. Therefore, it probably can't handle the FFT restart correctly, so the meter will go backwards.

There's just one problem with my scenario: If that happens, the progress meter should go all the way back to 0. It wouldn't go back by just a small amount. Also, these FFT restarts should be pretty rare events.


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Discovered 1 mega primeEliminated 1 conjecture "k"Discovered 1 twin prime321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,014,405)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,734,854)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,421,149)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,576,209)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,825,243)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,352,326)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,986,628)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,248,659)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,878,856)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,416,106)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,400,237)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,000,576)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,000,977)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,843,367)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (78,673,438)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,473,750)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,243,608)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,734,912)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (202,053,384)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,042,125)
Message 55414 - Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | 13:44:53 UTC

Michael,

Under your scenario it is feasible if the error occurred on the current number in the sieve file it is working on and it went back to the begging on that number. I am sure if sieving would generate a "maxErr exceeded" error, but your explanation has some merit in this idea.

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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,063,182)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,062,949)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,145,754)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,773,744)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,632,269)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,158,496)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,293,415)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,012,222)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,737,347)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,195,123)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,046,112)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,110,788)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,090,096)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (64,594,991)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,135,447)
Message 55415 - Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | 13:57:26 UTC - in response to Message 55414.

Michael,

Under your scenario it is feasible if the error occurred on the current number in the sieve file it is working on and it went back to the begging on that number. I am sure if sieving would generate a "maxErr exceeded" error, but your explanation has some merit in this idea.


This isn't applicable to sieving, which don't use FFTs (and thus don't have the concept of maxErr).
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