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Message 692885 - Posted: 19 Dec 2007, 21:46:14 UTC

There were some minor headaches during the outage recovery last night, mostly due to the scheduler apache processes choking. They needed to simply be restarted, which happens automatically every half hour due to log rotation. Or they should be restarted - I just discovered this rotation script was broken on bruno and other machines. I fixed it.

I'm still breaking in the new web server "bane" - still having to make minor tweaks here and there. Of course I asked people to troubleshoot it during the outage recovery and the ensuing problems noted above - not very smart. Should be nice and zippy now. In fact, as I type this it's the only public web server running. I'm "stress testing" right now, but will turn the old redundant servers back on before too long.

There's a push to get BOINC version 6 compiled/tested/released, so all questions regarding BOINC behavior are taking a back seat. Please stay tuned! These type of questions are usually answered better/faster in the Number Crunchers forum. I'm mostly focused on the servers and the SETI science side of things (though I do some minor BOINC development from time to time - but usually not anything involving credit or deadlines).

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Message 692893 - Posted: 19 Dec 2007, 22:32:19 UTC


Thanks for Posting Matt . . . noticed you listen to Tortoise too

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Message 692911 - Posted: 19 Dec 2007, 23:24:16 UTC - in response to Message 692885.

There's a push to get BOINC version 6 compiled/tested/released, so all questions regarding BOINC behavior are taking a back seat. Please stay tuned! These type of questions are usually answered better/faster in the Number Crunchers forum. I'm mostly focused on the servers and the SETI science side of things (though I do some minor BOINC development from time to time - but usually not anything involving credit or deadlines).

- Matt

I asked yesterday - at BOINC Dev - if there was a working version of BOINC 6 I could use to test the new SETI Beta graphics under Vista. The replies I got - that the last available build, v6.1.5, had been withdrawn even from Alpha testing - did not suggest that a release was imminant.

I do hope that the interval between public Beta and 'recommended' status won't be too short, as it seemed to be in some earlier BOINC development cycles.

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Message 693034 - Posted: 20 Dec 2007, 8:45:57 UTC - in response to Message 692911.

I asked yesterday - at BOINC Dev - if there was a working version of BOINC 6 I could use to test the new SETI Beta graphics under Vista. The replies I got - that the last available build, v6.1.5, had been withdrawn even from Alpha testing - did not suggest that a release was imminant.

I do hope that the interval between public Beta and 'recommended' status won't be too short, as it seemed to be in some earlier BOINC development cycles.

It should be back in alpha testing soon. Most of the serious problems were in the installer. I have it running on 2 windoze machines with no problems, however installing it was a nightmare both times.
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Message 693075 - Posted: 20 Dec 2007, 14:56:51 UTC
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Matt, Et al...

the "client connection stats" script is broken - I'm getting the following when the link is clicked: "last updated: December 31 1969 16:00:00.", suggesting that a date field is mis-placed somewhere or has overflowed.

This may be related to the apache log rotation problems mentioned in your post...
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Message 693938 - Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 15:11:29 UTC - in response to Message 692885.

I'm still breaking in the new web server "bane" - still having to make minor tweaks here and there. Of course I asked people to troubleshoot it during the outage recovery and the ensuing problems noted above - not very smart. Should be nice and zippy now. In fact, as I type this it's the only public web server running. I'm "stress testing" right now, but will turn the old redundant servers back on before too long.

- Matt

Re Bane:

I'm seeing the return of an old (minor) problem - items being posted to message boards "In xx seconds". There was a problem with clock synchronisation the first time you tried Bane as a web-server: I think it might have happened again.

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Message 693953 - Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 16:25:45 UTC - in response to Message 693938.

I'm still breaking in the new web server "bane" - still having to make minor tweaks here and there. Of course I asked people to troubleshoot it during the outage recovery and the ensuing problems noted above - not very smart. Should be nice and zippy now. In fact, as I type this it's the only public web server running. I'm "stress testing" right now, but will turn the old redundant servers back on before too long.

- Matt

Re Bane:

I'm seeing the return of an old (minor) problem - items being posted to message boards "In xx seconds". There was a problem with clock synchronisation the first time you tried Bane as a web-server: I think it might have happened again.


Nah, they consulted with The Oracle... ;-)

No, they can't do that, wrong db... hmmm...

BTW, yes, I saw "in 6 seconds" for a time of last posting within the past 1-2 days...

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Message 693955 - Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 16:28:09 UTC - in response to Message 693953.

I'm still breaking in the new web server "bane" - still having to make minor tweaks here and there. Of course I asked people to troubleshoot it during the outage recovery and the ensuing problems noted above - not very smart. Should be nice and zippy now. In fact, as I type this it's the only public web server running. I'm "stress testing" right now, but will turn the old redundant servers back on before too long.

- Matt

Re Bane:

I'm seeing the return of an old (minor) problem - items being posted to message boards "In xx seconds". There was a problem with clock synchronisation the first time you tried Bane as a web-server: I think it might have happened again.


Nah, they consulted with The Oracle... ;-)

No, they can't do that, wrong db... hmmm...

BTW, yes, I saw "in 6 seconds" for a time of last posting within the past 1-2 days...

I think it's got up to "In 43 seconds" today.

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