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Profile Tony Baczynski
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Message 75807 - Posted: 1 Feb 2005, 16:45:17 UTC

I've seen many posts with this same problem and no answers.
What's causing this and how does one reset the project?


2005-02-01 03:31:34 [SETI@home] Started upload of 07ap04aa.12398.15073.617326.160_2_0
2005-02-01 03:31:34 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 07ap04aa.12398.15073.617326.160_2_0
2005-02-01 03:31:34 [SETI@home] Throughput 319513 bytes/sec
2005-02-01 03:32:05 [SETI@home] Result 30jn00aa.26846.11824.103424.195_2 exited with zero status but no 'finished' file
2005-02-01 03:32:05 [SETI@home] If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.
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Profile Martin P.
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Message 76770 - Posted: 5 Feb 2005, 10:12:01 UTC

This problem is well know for months. On my dual processor Macs almost every fourth WU ends with this message (always the same processor!). Nobody seems to be interested in this topic though, although it does cost lots of credit. One example here (My machine is the one that claimes 16.46): http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=9083091.

This WU was at 12,000 seconds when the WU from the other processor finished. I received the message "...exited with zero status but no 'finished' file" and the WU started calculating from 0 seconds again. Percentage and scientific output is not affected by this, just the total time. So, instead of 19,777 seconds my computer calculated with only 7777 seconds and therefore the claimed credit is less than half of what it should be.

According to the rules for credits the second lowest claimed credit will be given to all users who returned a valid result. In this case all users will loose appr. 25 credit points due to this error.


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