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Message 869 - Posted: 23 Jun 2004, 23:01:43 UTC

Hi, I have two computers running Boink. One 2GHz Wintel and an old laptop wintel (366MHz). The specs on these two machines are slightly different, but even though I have set the preferences for the old laptop very moderatly, I still get:
No work available(there was work but you dont have enough disk space allocated)
In the preferences for the laptop, I have allocated 0.5 Gb to Boink and leave 0.1 Gb free and dont take more than 90% of the total space. My hard drive is 6 Gb and 1.9 Gb is free...
Furthermore, I have just asked for 1 to 2 days of workunits just to make sure there would be room enough.
Anyone got some clue on what is going wrong here?

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Message 932 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 1:42:38 UTC

Not really, BOINC seems to use about 100Mb total of space for the four projects I am attached to. One of my machines only has about 300MB free, and I have set to use 1GB and leave 0.1GB with 50% free, and this seems to work.

The only way to get the two separate is to use different locations for the two machines. Say one at work and the other at home, otherwise they will use the same settings.
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Message 1211 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 15:22:35 UTC - in response to Message 932.

I have named the machines differently (school and work), and defined the preferences such that it should fit the hardware on each machine. However, it might be a problem that I have both machines here at work (PhD student), which implies both machines having the same IP-number. Note that Boink works very well on the 2Ghz machine.... well, ok at least. For example, I have allocated 5GB of my hard drive to Boink, but Boink only uses 12MB.

I had both machines working perfectly on classic before I switched.

Any other ideas on what might be going on here?

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Message 1229 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 15:52:14 UTC - in response to Message 1211.

> I have named the machines differently (school and work), and defined the
> preferences such that it should fit the hardware on each machine. However, it
> might be a problem that I have both machines here at work (PhD student), which
> implies both machines having the same IP-number. Note that Boink works very
> well on the 2Ghz machine.... well, ok at least. For example, I have allocated
> 5GB of my hard drive to Boink, but Boink only uses 12MB.
BOINC and S@H don't need much. Other BOINC projects may use much more HD space later. I believe that there may be a numeric overflow at 4GB (or maybe 2GB) try allowing a number smaller than that.
>
> I had both machines working perfectly on classic before I switched.
I have 10 machines of various sorts running with the same configuration. I have set the space to leave down to what the smallest machine can handle. But I have the maximum space set to something that I am comfortable on the larger computers. Seems to work.
>
> Any other ideas on what might be going on here?
>
Do you have two computers in your list of computers? If so, then BOINC is keeping them separate. Also the IP address is the internal IP address on your network, not the IP address of the firewall/router at the network boundary.
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Message 1242 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 16:14:30 UTC - in response to Message 1229.

> > I have named the machines differently (school and work), and defined the
> > preferences such that it should fit the hardware on each machine.
> However, it
> > might be a problem that I have both machines here at work (PhD student),
> which
> > implies both machines having the same IP-number. Note that Boink works
> very
> > well on the 2Ghz machine.... well, ok at least. For example, I have
> allocated
> > 5GB of my hard drive to Boink, but Boink only uses 12MB.
> BOINC and S@H don't need much. Other BOINC projects may use much more HD
> space later. I believe that there may be a numeric overflow at 4GB (or maybe
> 2GB) try allowing a number smaller than that.
> >
> > I had both machines working perfectly on classic before I switched.
> I have 10 machines of various sorts running with the same configuration. I
> have set the space to leave down to what the smallest machine can handle. But
> I have the maximum space set to something that I am comfortable on the larger
> computers. Seems to work.
> >
> > Any other ideas on what might be going on here?
> >
> Do you have two computers in your list of computers? If so, then BOINC is
> keeping them separate. Also the IP address is the internal IP address on your
> network, not the IP address of the firewall/router at the network boundary.
> jm7
>
Thanks for the answer,
yes, I do have two computers on my list. I had three initially, since Boink thought I had two idential laptops, but I merged the laptops.

OK, I give you that the idea about identical IP numbers might been a bit out there, but I am honestly lost here. I have no idea what could have gone wrong.
I keep getting: "Message from server: No work available(there was work but you dont have enough disk space allocated)"
When I initially defined the preferences I did it for the 2Ghz machine, but I have since defined (and redefined over and over again) the settings for the laptop (and updated the settings) in a desperated attempt to make the server understand that there is enough disk space. Alas, It has all been in vein so far.

Any clues on what could be done now? (expect from uninstalling the program all together...)
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Message 1263 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 17:58:01 UTC - in response to Message 1242.

> > > I have named the machines differently (school and work), and defined
> the
> > > preferences such that it should fit the hardware on each machine.
> > However, it
> > > might be a problem that I have both machines here at work (PhD
> student),
> > which
> > > implies both machines having the same IP-number. Note that Boink
> works
> > very
> > > well on the 2Ghz machine.... well, ok at least. For example, I have
> > allocated
> > > 5GB of my hard drive to Boink, but Boink only uses 12MB.
> > BOINC and S@H don't need much. Other BOINC projects may use much more
> HD
> > space later. I believe that there may be a numeric overflow at 4GB (or
> maybe
> > 2GB) try allowing a number smaller than that.
> > >
> > > I had both machines working perfectly on classic before I switched.
> > I have 10 machines of various sorts running with the same configuration.
> I
> > have set the space to leave down to what the smallest machine can handle.
> But
> > I have the maximum space set to something that I am comfortable on the
> larger
> > computers. Seems to work.
> > >
> > > Any other ideas on what might be going on here?
> > >
> > Do you have two computers in your list of computers? If so, then BOINC
> is
> > keeping them separate. Also the IP address is the internal IP address on
> your
> > network, not the IP address of the firewall/router at the network
> boundary.
> > jm7
> >
> Thanks for the answer,
> yes, I do have two computers on my list. I had three initially, since Boink
> thought I had two idential laptops, but I merged the laptops.
>
> OK, I give you that the idea about identical IP numbers might been a bit out
> there, but I am honestly lost here. I have no idea what could have gone wrong.
>
> I keep getting: "Message from server: No work available(there was work but you
> dont have enough disk space allocated)"
> When I initially defined the preferences I did it for the 2Ghz machine, but I
> have since defined (and redefined over and over again) the settings for the
> laptop (and updated the settings) in a desperated attempt to make the server
> understand that there is enough disk space. Alas, It has all been in vein so
> far.
>
> Any clues on what could be done now? (expect from uninstalling the program all
> together...)
> /P
>
I don't know what the settings you currently have are, but you might try: Use 0.5, leave 0.1, use at most 50%. This should be enough for now.

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Message 1272 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 18:16:09 UTC - in response to Message 1263.

I tried to do as you said... unfortunately I got the same result: "Message from server:
No work available(there was work but you dont have enough disk space allocated"

What is wrong?????????
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Message 1280 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 18:27:42 UTC - in response to Message 1272.

> I tried to do as you said... unfortunately I got the same result: "Message
> from server:
> No work available(there was work but you dont have enough disk space
> allocated"
>
> What is wrong?????????
> /P
>
You might have to update twice, once to get the settings down, once to get the work. But I admit at this point I am really puzzled.
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Message 1400 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 21:05:18 UTC - in response to Message 1280.

Update twice???? I have updated 34 times.... with the same result.

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Message 1461 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 22:45:03 UTC

Ok, transfered account.

I'm working on SETi since 2000!

No work :(

I have a lot of space on my HDD (120 Gb and 100 Gb free)

WTF ?

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Message 1799 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 9:46:51 UTC

same here:
--- - 2004-06-25 11:43:52 - Fewer active results than CPUs; requesting more work
SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:52 - Requesting 259177 seconds of work
SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:52 - Sending request to scheduler: http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - Scheduler RPC to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - Message from server: Not sending work - last RPC too recent: 517 sec
SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - Project prefs: using your defaults
SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - No work from project
SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - Deferring communication with project for 10 minutes and 0 seconds

and always this: No work from project :(

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Message 1931 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 15:00:11 UTC - in response to Message 1799.

> same here:
> --- - 2004-06-25 11:43:52 - Fewer active results than CPUs; requesting more
> work
> SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:52 - Requesting 259177 seconds of work
> SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:52 - Sending request to scheduler:
> http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
> SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - Scheduler RPC to
> http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
> SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - Message from server: Not sending work - last
> RPC too recent: 517 sec
> SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - Project prefs: using your defaults
> SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - No work from project
> SETI@home - 2004-06-25 11:43:55 - Deferring communication with project for 10
> minutes and 0 seconds
>
> and always this: No work from project :(
>
>
The scheduler will not respond to a request within 10 minutes of the last one. 517 seconds is

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