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Message 5670 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 16:16:51 UTC

:( ........... *sigh* ~_~

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Message 5772 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 20:47:11 UTC

If you would tell us what problems you are having, we might be able to help you out. :|

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Message 5829 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 22:25:18 UTC - in response to Message 5772.

> If you would tell us what problems you are having, we might be able to help
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the site and the forums go up and down... and people who cant wait 30 minutes are getting upset at it...


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Message 5930 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 3:19:37 UTC - in response to Message 5772.

> If you would tell us what problems you are having, we might be able to help
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Well, I posted this yesterday, but it somehow got lost in the forums cyberspace (can't find where it went *_* ). The URL is here: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=1114 , but this is what it said:


I know this is a stupid question, but how BIG is a wu? I've brought my settings from requesting over 100,000 sec of work, to use no more than 3Gb of space, leave at theast 2Gb free, use no more than 75% of space, and leave me enough work to last me between 0.1 to 0.5 days. But I keep on getting this message each time I open BOINC:

2004-07-09 09:57:13 [---] Starting BOINC client version 3.18 for powerpc-apple-darwin
2004-07-09 09:57:13 [SETI@home] Project prefs: using separate prefs for home
2004-07-09 09:57:13 [SETI@home] Host ID is 26338
2004-07-09 09:57:13 [---] General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2004-07-08 15:28:58)
2004-07-09 09:57:13 [---] General prefs: using separate prefs for home
2004-07-09 09:57:13 [---] Fewer active results than CPUs; requesting more work
2004-07-09 09:57:31 [---] Fewer active results than CPUs; requesting more work
2004-07-09 09:57:31 [SETI@home] Requesting 27829 seconds of work
2004-07-09 09:58:16 [SETI@home] Sending request to scheduler: http://setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
2004-07-09 09:58:33 [SETI@home] Scheduler RPC to http://setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
2004-07-09 09:58:33 [SETI@home] Message from server: No work available (there was work but you don't have enough disk space allocated)
2004-07-09 09:58:33 [SETI@home] Message from server: No work available (there was work but you don't have enough disk space allocated)
2004-07-09 09:58:33 [SETI@home] Project prefs: using separate prefs for home
2004-07-09 09:58:33 [SETI@home] No work from project
2004-07-09 09:58:33 [SETI@home] No work from project
2004-07-09 09:58:33 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 1 hours, 0 minutes, and 0 seconds
2004-07-09 09:58:33 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 1 hours, 0 minutes, and 0 seconds

...but here are my computer stats:

CPU type
Power Macintosh PowerBook5,2
Number of CPUs
1
Operating System
Darwin 7.4.0
Memory
768 MB
Cache
976.56 KB
Swap space
0 MB
Total disk space
55.77 GB
Free Disk Space
7.9 GB
Number of times client has contacted server
81
Last time contacted server
9 Jul 2004 1:58:46 UTC
% of time client is on
64.4201 %
% of time host is connected
64.4201 %
% of time user is active
64.4201 %

...and I still haven't recieved a wu yet. What don't I get here? Is there a bug with the prefs and a modem? I've tried every setting I can think of, and others that has been successful for others. HELP!!!

Thx ^_~,
Eric


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Message 5951 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 4:43:04 UTC
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OK, so you're giving it 3GB, but telling it to leave 2GB free, and only use 75% of the space. So in actuality, you're only giving it 3/4s of a gig.

That's kind of an odd way to set it up, but you should be able to fill your cache. Each WU is 350K. Why don't you try giving it the 3GB, leaving zero free, and only using 75% of the space? This will still give you a quarter of a gig free in your alloted space. (BOINC will only be able to use 2.75GB)

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Message 5981 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 7:05:32 UTC - in response to Message 5951.
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> OK, so you're giving it 3GB, but telling it to leave 2GB free, and only use
> 75% of the space. So in actuality, you're only giving it 3/4s of a gig.
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> That's kind of an odd way to set it up, but you should be able to fill your
> cache. Each WU is 350K. Why don't you try giving it the 3GB, leaving zero
> free, and only using 75% of the space? This will still give you a quarter of a
> gig free in your alloted space. (BOINC will only be able to use 2.75GB)

But the entry for % of space is a percentage of the TOTAL space, not the space that has been allocated for boinc.

So I would think it's looking at 55.77 Gigs and reducing that to 75%, which is 41.81 Gigs. However, he already has 47.87 Gigs used, so from the very beginning the percentage doesn't allow any room for boinc. If he leaves it at using no more than 3 and leaving at least 2, and ups the percentage of total space to a very high number it will get past the lack of space error, as all 3 fields will then be able to pass their requirement and he'll still have plenty of room as it is still bound by the limit of using no more than 3 Gigs.


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Message 6092 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 13:22:11 UTC - in response to Message 5981.


So what do you guys suggest :/ ?...

Thx again ^^ ,
Eric


> But the entry for % of space is a percentage of the TOTAL space, not the space
> that has been allocated for boinc.
>
> So I would think it's looking at 55.77 Gigs and reducing that to 75%, which is
> 41.81 Gigs. However, he already has 47.87 Gigs used, so from the very
> beginning the percentage doesn't allow any room for boinc. If he leaves it at
> using no more than 3 and leaving at least 2, and ups the percentage of total
> space to a very high number it will get past the lack of space error, as all 3
> fields will then be able to pass their requirement and he'll still have plenty
> of room as it is still bound by the limit of using no more than 3 Gigs.
>
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> Darren
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Message 6129 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 14:47:06 UTC - in response to Message 6092.

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> So what do you guys suggest :/ ?...

Did you try increasing the percentage?

If not, try leaving the 3 GB and 2 GB as they are, and increase the percentage to somewhere between 90 and 95. It should have no problem after that.


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Message 6153 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 15:47:17 UTC - in response to Message 5951.
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> That's kind of an odd way to set it up, but you should be able to fill your
> cache. Each WU is 350K. Why don't you try giving it the 3GB, leaving zero
> free, and only using 75% of the space? This will still give you a quarter of a

considering your drive is already 90% full, saying to leave 75% free, of course it will not download anything!
change your settings to fill up your drive or get a larger HD to put boinc onto

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Message 6155 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 15:50:43 UTC
Last modified: 10 Jul 2004, 15:51:37 UTC

HDD are pretty cheap now you can. i bought my 80GB about a year ago and it only cost me £55 :D

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