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Shadak
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321 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (26,755)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (53,510)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (29,364)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (38,387)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,087,440)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (49,688)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (421,699)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (31,629)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (236,824)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (28,760)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (38,965)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,453,192)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,026)PPS Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,020,840)AP 26/27 Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (517,718)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,906,381)PSA Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (21,240)
Message 117002 - Posted: 9 Apr 2018 | 14:30:21 UTC

hi,

I just saw a strange computing error.

my task http://www.primegrid.com/result.php?resultid=896707272
in this WU http://www.primegrid.com/workunit.php?wuid=564346311
just finished with a computing error.
error message:

<![CDATA[
<message>
finish file present too long</message>
<stderr_txt>

now comes the strange thing. while I was looking at this error massage, the server send a third task and after that changed my result from "computing error" to "finished, waiting for validation".

now I'm confused. is this result correct or not? so, will I get credits for it or not?

greetings

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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 (2,816,300)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,009,577)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,145,754)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,884,588)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,783,222)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,221,148)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,293,415)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,014,138)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 (5,063,799)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) 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 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,114,260)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (66,038,818)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,404,447)
Message 117006 - Posted: 9 Apr 2018 | 15:16:03 UTC

There's an almost unlimited number of ways that something can go wrong. Sometimes, BOINC thinks the task has died even after it's successfully uploaded a correct result to the server. The task is marked as an error, no credit is given, and the project sends out a replacement task to duplicate a perfectly good, yet discarded, result.

That sucks for both the user and the project. And that's what happened to you.

A few years ago JimB created a process that looks for such tasks and resurrects them. That's why you saw the task change state. It's as if nothing ever went wrong. When a wingman task completes, your task will validate just like any other task, and assuming the result is correct you'll get credit.

Unfortunately, the resurrection doesn't prevent an extra task from being sent out, so there's now three tasks -- yours, plus two that are in progress. When either of those two complete, yours should be validated.

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321 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (26,755)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (53,510)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (29,364)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (38,387)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,087,440)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (49,688)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (421,699)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (31,629)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (236,824)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (28,760)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (38,965)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,453,192)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,026)PPS Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,020,840)AP 26/27 Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (517,718)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,906,381)PSA Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (21,240)
Message 117008 - Posted: 9 Apr 2018 | 16:32:27 UTC

hi,

thanks.
the 3rd task reported in and validated my result. so everything is fine. :)

greetings

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