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1) Message boards : Problems and Help : '3 second' errors on CPU LLR tasks (Message 69486)
Posted 1757 days ago by idbProject donor
FWIW ...

Since returning (occasionally) to BOINC and PG I've consistently had the problem with the 3 seconds errors - on Windows 8 64-bit and now 8.1 64-bit.

After reading the last few messages I had a play and have, so far, been able to avoid the issue. What I did was -

Go to the Program Files folder for BOINC
For both BOINC.EXE and BOINCMGR.EXE right click and select properties.
Select the "Compatibility mode" and choose Windows 7
Select the "Run as Administrator" option

NB Both of the above options need to be changed - just one of them on its own doesn't seem to work (I'm not sure if both BOINC and BOINCMGR need to be changed though?).

NB Choosing the Administrator option is a bit of a pain because of UAC - it means that BOINC won't automatically restart after a reboot/power down. You have to manually restart it and acknowledge the UAC prompt.

Works (so far) for me anyway! It's still a bit of a bother, but easier than the uninstall/reinstall procedure

Ian
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Perseid Shower Challenge (Message 68414)
Posted 1802 days ago by idbProject donor
<return_results_immediately>1</return_results_immediately>


I don't know if the above is an accepted alternative?, but the BOINC website

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration

uses report_results_immediately

Ian


3) Message boards : Problems and Help : '3 second' errors on CPU LLR tasks (Message 67391)
Posted 1851 days ago by idbProject donor
Disabled UAC, rebooted (just to be safe) and enabled downloading new SoB tasks. Two tasks failed, the only difference was that the first failed in 4 seconds rather than the usual 3.

FWIW, if it was UAC/permissions or whatever then I would expect it to fail on all tasks, not just those downloaded after a system restart.
4) Message boards : Problems and Help : '3 second' errors on CPU LLR tasks (Message 67378)
Posted 1852 days ago by idbProject donor
As I am not seriously running BOINC any longer, and do see the 3 second problem, I thought I'd try a little test.

Yesterday I installed BOINC on my 4 core 64 bit Windows 8 machine. I set my CPU processor usage preference to 25% and allowed it to download a single SoB task. It started up and worked as expected.

Some hours later I set my CPU processor pref to 50% and allowed another SoB task to download. This started up and worked as expected.

Last night both tasks were progressing (~ 7% and 2%) so I shut down BOINC and then turned off the computer for the night.

This morning I restarted the system and both tasks continued from where they had finished the previous night.

I then set my CPU processor preferences to 75% and allowed another task to download. This failed after 3 seconds. One more task downloaded and also failed after 3 seconds.

I then "no new worked" and set the CPU processor usage back to 50%.

Going from my previous experiences, to get back to processing new tasks I will need to allow the current tasks to complete (or abort them of course) and then uninstall/reinstall BOINC (no folder deletions necessary).

Ian
5) Message boards : Problems and Help : '3 second' errors on CPU LLR tasks (Message 67368)
Posted 1852 days ago by idbProject donor
You might find, as I did, that all is OK until you reboot the machine. After that any new workunits will fail after 3 seconds. That's what consistently happens on my machine.

It addition, I found you don't need to actually delete the BOINC data directory. After a reboot I set "no new work", allow any existing tasks to complete, uninstall and reinstall BOINC from the Control Panel and then allow new work.

64 bit Windows 8 here as well...

FWIW, I've started a couple of SoB tasks to see what happens with them after a reboot.

Ian
6) Message boards : Problems and Help : '3 second' errors on CPU LLR tasks (Message 65531)
Posted 1891 days ago by idbProject donor
I don't know if this helps but I recently started doing PG tasks after a long break. The first couple of days of LLR tasks went OK but then I started consistently getting the 3 second errors on all the LLR projects I tried. I switched over to sieving and these tasks were succeeding.

After reading you previous post I logged onto the test server and downloaded 4 LLR tasks which all ran for a couple of minutes without failing.

I then went back to the main server, aborted the 4 sieve tasks that had just commenced and downloaded 4 new PPS LLR tasks - just to check. However, they are all running without problem!

I'll keep running LLR tasks to see if they start failing again.
7) Message boards : Project Staging Area : PRPNet's Fool's Day mini Challenge (Message 22456)
Posted 3023 days ago by idbProject donor
7171 seems to be down again.

Ian
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Old WUs in my task list (Message 21699)
Posted 3056 days ago by idbProject donor
Just noticed I have a couple dating from June 12 as well ...

http://www.primegrid.com/result.php?resultid=110086405
http://www.primegrid.com/result.php?resultid=110051902

9) Message boards : Project Staging Area : 12007 down? (Message 21632)
Posted 3058 days ago by idbProject donor
I've had no work on 12007 for the last 24 hours.

No pending tests either, so I guess it's not just me.

Ian
10) Message boards : Project Staging Area : Port 12007 down (Message 21380)
Posted 3068 days ago by idbProject donor
... since about 07:40 UTC

Ian


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