PrimeGrid
Please visit donation page to help the project cover running costs for this month

Toggle Menu

Join PrimeGrid

Returning Participants

Community

Leader Boards

Results

Other

drummers-lowrise
1) Message boards : Problems and Help : Anti-Virus Gateway is reporting Trojan from PrimeGrid (Message 107896)
Posted 736 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
Is there any indication of which file it thinks is a trojan? Perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't see any information there that identifies where exactly the problem is.

I'm afraid I don't have any further details available. This was reported by the AV software in the firewall, so I cannot say which file it was - only that it was data that was received on a connection from several of my machines to www.primegrid.com. Somehow the data sent in the response by the primegrid server was identified as a pattern that matches a trojan.
This incident ended at 22:07 on Friday 5/12, so it is very likely that it was just job data that randomly matched a pattern that the AV scanner thought was a match for a virus signature.

Just exclude the Boinc directories and you won't see it anymore, as long as it's a 'false positive' that will work just fine forever. Any real virus on the other hand wil ltry to escape the set of Boinc directories and get caught. This usually happens when the a/v companies do updates to their 'Heuristics' that they scan for, ie virus like activities.

That's not an option, as this is an AV scanner inside the firewall. It protects the entire network.
2) Message boards : Problems and Help : Anti-Virus Gateway is reporting Trojan from PrimeGrid (Message 107824)
Posted 738 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
Dear administrators,

For the last few hours, the anti-virus gateway filter in my SonicWall firewall appliance has been reporting a possible trojan being delivered to my network from PrimeGrid:

21:03:48 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 56299, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:53:16 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.118, 60979, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:45:33 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 56260, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:44:30 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.243, 50264, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:43:47 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.118, 62176, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:43:26 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 56258, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:41:24 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 56256, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:39:41 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 56251, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:39:38 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.243, 50262, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:12:16 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.118, 57215, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 20:10:58 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57673, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:38:29 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57649, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:37:13 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57648, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:35:55 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57645, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:21:43 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57611, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:21:10 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.243, 50121, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:20:49 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.118, 60537, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:20:01 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57596, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:19:26 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.118, 60529, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:18:42 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.243, 50116, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:18:09 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57588, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:17:18 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.118, 60515, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:16:37 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57587, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:15:45 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.118, 60505, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:15:15 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57577, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:14:54 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.243, 50107, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:14:23 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.118, 60493, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:13:38 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57573, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:12:16 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.243, 50104, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:11:41 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57572, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:10:04 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57550, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:09:34 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.118, 60461, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:08:44 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.243, 50100, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events 19:08:22 May 11 809 Security Services Alert Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. 23.253.170.196, 80, X1 192.168.254.152, 57548, X0 tcp Show DetailsClick to disable this kind of events


The details for each one of the log entries looks similar to this:

Time 21:03:48 May 11 ID 809 Category Security Services Group GAV Event AV Gateway Alert Msg. Type Standard Message String Priority Alert Message Gateway Anti-Virus Alert: XPACK.A_4074 (Trojan) blocked. Src. Name www.primegrid.com Dst. Name Notes


I have not investigated this any further yet, and it is entirely possible that this is a false alarm. But I wanted to bring it to your attention right away.
3) Message boards : Problems and Help : GPUs recognized, but no work is being assigned to them? (Message 96790)
Posted 1042 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
I just realized that I haven't updated this thread on the further steps I took to make this machine finally run stable and properly compute primes....

As I've detailed further below, I had already upgraded RAM from 2GB to 16GB, and then upgraded the power supply. However, neither of those solved the stability issues.

One of the CPU cores would simply go into a halted state and the only way to keep the machine productive was to install a trigger to automatically reboot the machine whenever the kernel detected that one of the CPUs was hung. As a result, the machine was rebooting about twice per day.

This lead me to the conclusion that the CPU was likely to be defective. However, instead of ordering an identical CPU, I decided it was a better investment to upgrade the CPU to an AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor and that, in turn, necessitated a motherboard swap, so I went with a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard. Config details are now here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/afalk/saved/#view=ThVhP6

Predictably, my original Linux installation didn't like that kind of "brain surgery", and I decided that I didn't want to waste any more time with tinkering with those installation problems again, so I nuked the machine, installed Windows 10 from scratch, and have been running BOINC with PrimeGrid happily ever after...

The machine is now running rock-solid and stable and crunching on the AMD CPU plus the 6 AMD GPUs and is a happy contributor to the project: http://www.primegrid.com/show_host_detail.php?hostid=517035
4) Message boards : Project Staging Area : 2016 PRPNet June Challenge (Message 95558)
Posted 1078 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
Sorry, I hope this is not a redundant newbie question. I've been participating in PrimeGrid since April, and figured it's time now to turn it up a notch and also install the PRPnet client. What better time to do that, than when the challenge started, right?
But I'm not sure if I have fed PRPNet with the correct information to link to my PrimeGrid account. I followed the instructions, put an underscore instead of space in my username, etc.
The reason why I'm not sure if it works is that I thought the idea was that PRPnet work units would generate credit under the PSA badge. But that doesn't appear to be happening. I can see my username here: http://u-g-f.de/PRPNet/challenge_stats.php as 9th on the list, so I guess my machine is contributing work units properly, but on the list of badges no PSA badge counter has appeared yet (and I didn't have a PSA badge from prior tasks, since I'm only a fairly new member).
Any way to check if the connection between the systems is working as intended?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Cullen Birthday Challenge (Message 94623)
Posted 1117 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question, but this has been the first challenge I participated in (since I just recently joined PrimeGrid a few weeks ago): is there anything I need to do or can do to help with the cleanup tasks, or will they automatically be assigned, as long as I keep the Woodall and Cullen tasks on my primegrid preferences?
6) Message boards : Problems and Help : GPUs recognized, but no work is being assigned to them? (Message 94571)
Posted 1118 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
It appears the situation with one of the CPUs going into 100% an getting stuck there is a systematic problem and also much deeper in the system. It happens approximately every 8-12 hours, typically overnight. This morning I wasn't even able to get a ssh connection to the machine anymore, so I went to the physical console and found this on the screen: https://goo.gl/photos/942ZB5naeH9KUBfR8 (cell phone image shared via Google Photos).


Quick update: I have now upgraded the memory to 16GB, and while that has eliminated any potential for the processes to ever going to need to rely on swap space, it hasn't fixed the stability issue. About every 10-12 hours one of the CPUs will go into this softlock state and only a reboot of the machine will bring it back.

I have already tried adjusting BIOS settings but to no avail. Everything I've read online attributes this behavior to either (a) defective CPU; or (b) power supply issue with the stability of Vcore. Given that this softlock state alternatingly happens with CPU 1 or 2, I'm concluding that it is the power supply, rather than 2 defective CPUs.

Therefore, my next step is: replacing the power supply. I have a new one on order and will plan to upgrade the machine over the weekend or early next week. Looking at the specs of the graphics cards, I also ordered a bigger power supply. The current one is spec'd for 1200W, but the max power draw of each card is 153W per GPU (supposedly), so with 6 GPUs total that's already 1200W. I did, therefore, opt to buy a 1600W power supply and hopefully that will take care of my stability issue on this machine.

I will report back on the success (or not), after I've done the upgrade...
7) Message boards : Problems and Help : GPUs recognized, but no work is being assigned to them? (Message 94525)
Posted 1120 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
You definitely want to get the memory boosted to more than 2GB. That is likely causing some workflow issues for you.

Yup, that's what I figured once I realized how low it was. 16GB is on its way and should be here tomorrow.

I'd also point out that you are running 6 GPUs on a machine with 2 cores. It appears that you are running CPU work on both of those cores at the same time that you are running all 6 GPUs for crunching. This might also be causing you some workflow issues as the GPUs are likely waiting on the cores to be free quite often. I'd really recommend not running anything on your CPU in order to better feed the 6 GPUs.

Actually, once I got the GPUs to work properly via app_info.xml (which took a little while - see top of this thread), I changed the configuration to not do any work on the CPUs at all. I figured that with 6 GPU threads the 2 CPUs would be busy enough with the scheduler and the admin work of those GPU wrapper tasks, that I didn't want them to do any actual calculations on top of it. And under normal conditions, the CPUs are presently just 48% utilized. So I could theoretically accept one CPU-based tasks in the future, but I first want to get everything running stable before I consider that.

The problem that I have is that while CPU utilization is only 48% under normal conditions (with both CPUs being used about 24% each), at some point in time one of the CPUs will go into 100% and that was the kern.log info in my previous message. I'm currently investigating that as a possible hardware problem...
8) Message boards : Problems and Help : GPUs recognized, but no work is being assigned to them? (Message 94522)
Posted 1120 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
It appears the situation with one of the CPUs going into 100% an getting stuck there is a systematic problem and also much deeper in the system. It happens approximately every 8-12 hours, typically overnight. This morning I wasn't even able to get a ssh connection to the machine anymore, so I went to the physical console and found this on the screen: https://goo.gl/photos/942ZB5naeH9KUBfR8 (cell phone image shared via Google Photos).

Has anybody seen something like that before? Upon reboot of the machine, I was able to extract the corresponding section from /var/log/kern.log for more details:

Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.365912] BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 22s! [primegrid_genef:1634] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.365928] Modules linked in: cuse rfcomm bnep bluetooth binfmt_misc kvm_amd kvm edac_core serio_raw k10temp edac_mc e_amd snd_hda_codec_hdmi i2c_piix4 snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_seq_midi snd_seq_midi_event snd_rawmidi snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm snd_seq snd_seq_device snd_page_alloc snd_timer fglrx(POX) snd soundcore amd_iommu_v2 mac_hid wmi parport_pc shpchp ppdev lp parport pata_acpi psmouse pata_jmicr on pata_atiixp r8169 mii firewire_ohci firewire_core crc_itu_t ahci libahci Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.365985] CPU: 1 PID: 1634 Comm: primegrid_genef Tainted: P OX 3.13.0-85-generic #129-Ubuntu Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.365989] Hardware name: MSI MS-7640/890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) , BIOS V1.9 04/02/2011 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.365994] task: ffff88004ff21800 ti: ffff88004ff06000 task.ti: ffff88004ff06000 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.365997] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa01a83ad>] [<ffffffffa01a83ad>] _ZN10QS_PRIVATE18isTimeStampExpiredE14_LARGE_INTEGER 12_QS_CP_RING_+0x2d/0x70 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366256] RSP: 0018:ffff88004ff07ba0 EFLAGS: 00000246 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366260] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000000 RCX: 0000000000000001 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366264] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffffc90011255800 RDI: ffffc90011baae80 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366268] RBP: 0000000000000001 R08: ffffffffa038fed0 R09: 0000000000000002 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366272] R10: ffff88006150d008 R11: ffff880061cfc008 R12: ffffffffa0639d48 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366277] R13: 0000000000000002 R14: ffff88006150d008 R15: ffff880061cfc008 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366282] FS: 00007f5d82371700(0000) GS:ffff88010d220000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366286] CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366290] CR2: 00007f5d821ee000 CR3: 000000010a32b000 CR4: 00000000000007e0 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366294] Stack: Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366297] 000000000019aec2 0000000000000002 ffff880061cfc008 0000000000000000 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366304] ffffc900112fb470 ffffffffa01accac 0000103f112a6af8 0000000300000002 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366310] ffffc900112fb550 00ff88004ff07cf8 ffffc900112fb470 ffffffffa0639d48 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366317] Call Trace: Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366564] [<ffffffffa01accac>] ? _ZN21CMMPoolAsicAccessible19freeExpiredTSMemoryEb+0x10c/0x2d0 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366808] [<ffffffffa01a9f6e>] ? _ZN9PM4IBPool5allocEjRP7CMMNodeb+0xae/0x150 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.366987] [<ffffffffa00f9a84>] ? MCIL_KernelMutex+0x134/0x320 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.367226] [<ffffffffa01a68bd>] ? _ZN10QS_PRIVATE9allocListEP9CMMDriverP13_QS_PARAM_WA_+0x12d/0x2d0 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.367459] [<ffffffffa0197273>] ? _Z11QSAllocListPvP10_QS_PARAM_+0x33/0x40 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.367686] [<ffffffffa018a4de>] ? _Z8uCWDDEQCmjjPvjS_+0x125e/0x12c0 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.367907] [<ffffffffa017fa6a>] ? CMMQS_uCWDDEQC+0xa/0x10 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368094] [<ffffffffa011c1df>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE_32+0x36f/0x480 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368282] [<ffffffffa011aa7e>] ? firegl_cmmqs_CWDDE32+0x8e/0x140 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368290] [<ffffffff810735b7>] ? capable+0x17/0x20 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368477] [<ffffffffa011a9f0>] ? firegl_cmmqs_disabledriver+0x120/0x120 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368652] [<ffffffffa00e8814>] ? firegl_ioctl+0x1f4/0x260 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368820] [<ffffffffa00d61de>] ? ip_firegl_unlocked_ioctl+0xe/0x20 [fglrx] Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368827] [<ffffffff811d5050>] ? do_vfs_ioctl+0x2e0/0x4c0 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368834] [<ffffffff811d52b1>] ? SyS_ioctl+0x81/0xa0 Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368842] [<ffffffff8173c39d>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x1a/0x1f Apr 25 07:16:23 dataminer kernel: [49195.368845] Code: 49 89 fd 41 54 41 89 d4 ba 01 00 00 00 55 31 ed 53 48 83 ec 08 48 89 34 24 66 66 90 66 90 89 e9 49 8b 84 cd c0 00 00 00 48 85 c0 <74> 24 48 8b b8 d8 04 00 00 0f b6 da 48 89 e6 44 89 e2 e8 9c 03


Searching for "BUG: soft lockup" on the Internet brought me to this thread here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2205211, which seems to indicate this might be a hardware problem? Possibly the BIOS getting CPU voltages wrong or an issue with the power supply being not stable enough? I will investigate further...

I've also noticed that this old machine only has 2GB RAM and is sometimes unable to schedule boinc tasks due to lack of available memory, so I've ordered 4x4GB DIMMs just now and will upgrade the machine to 16GB. That's a cheap investment to see if I can make it work better...
9) Message boards : Problems and Help : GPUs recognized, but no work is being assigned to them? (Message 94511)
Posted 1121 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
Those two tasks haven't reported back to the server yet, so I can't offer any insight on what's happening to them. You -- and just you -- can look in the appropriate stderr.txt file in the slot directories and see what the task is saying about what's happening. Once the task is completed, that file is visible on the task's webpage, but not until then.

Ditto for the "not progressing" tasks. However, one possibility is that the Genefer GPU tasks are designed to shut down temporarily for 10 minutes when certain recoverable errors occur before attempting to continue. I wrote it this way because with GPUs it's possible for overheating to cause errors, or for external events to block the GPU (such as using Windows' Remote Desktop) which may resolve itself simply by waiting a few minutes. Again, looking in stderr.txt may provide more insight into what's actually happening.

OK, thank you. Good to know. I will look into those slot directories the next time this is happening i.e. when and if I next see tasks that seem to be stuck. I've already rebooted the machine in the meantime, since I wasn't even able to kill the offending tasks with kill -9, so I cannot look into them right now, since all 6 GPUs are crunching just fine at the moment.

But what about the issue of some tasks reporting "exited with zero status but no 'finished' file"? Those have reported back to the server, e.g. http://www.primegrid.com/result.php?resultid=707422585 and their stderr says: "finish file present too long". That sounds like something being reported for other BOINC projects, too, but I have not found a solution anywhere else?
10) Message boards : Problems and Help : app_info file just to run genefer21 opencl on ATI (Message 94507)
Posted 1121 days ago by Profile Alexander FalkProject donor
Can someone tell me what file I need to download so that I can run genefer 21 opencl on a ATI card? If possible a app_info file may help also.


Depends a bit on which OS you are running. If Linux 14.04, then this message here in another thread might help, as I've just gone through configuring app_info.xml for an ATI card on my machine and posted the results there.


Next 10 posts
[Return to PrimeGrid main page]
DNS Powered by DNSEXIT.COM
Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Rytis Slatkevičius (contact) and PrimeGrid community. Server load 1.14, 1.56, 1.52
Generated 21 May 2019 | 1:09:07 UTC