Catching Up Again (Jul 21 2008)

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Message 785143 - Posted: 21 Jul 2008, 18:49:42 UTC

I was out of the lab since last Wednesday hence the dearth of tech news reports. Though not all that much to report. We had a couple of the usual/typical blips that required minor maintenance, most notably the db_purge process (the thing that keeps the result/workunit tables trim by actually deleting database rows from the BOINC database once the scientific data has been inserted into the science database) - this process hung for some unknown reason and the BOINC db grew great in size. A simple restart fixed that.

As for that index corruption in the science database I mentioned last week, that index was rebuilt just fine, but only after we took one drive in the particular RAID holding these indexes off line - smartd was reporting a lot of errors so we think that drive was the culprit of the corruption. We'll try to replace it sooner or later (the system is now down to only 47 out of 48 500GB drives).

I haven't fully caught up yet from being gone but I imagine there will be some AstroPulse ramping up to report sooner or later. I see scheduler updates have been made (and I think put into beta). I'll meet with Jeff/Eric later and discuss.

Looks like there will be a campus network outage that affects us this upcoming Wednesday morning - it will last about a half hour, starting at 6:30am (Pacific Time). A couple router upgrades from what I can tell.

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Message 785233 - Posted: 21 Jul 2008, 23:57:50 UTC

Thaqnk you for the news. Good to get some again.

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Message 785270 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 2:47:11 UTC

SETI isn't available for Mac's?? Think there might be a config issue.

Mon Jul 21 16:22:43 2008|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 26 seconds of work, reporting 5 completed tasks
Mon Jul 21 16:22:48 2008|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
Mon Jul 21 16:22:48 2008|SETI@home|Message from server: No work sent
Mon Jul 21 16:22:48 2008|SETI@home|Message from server: SETI@home Enhanced is not available for your type of computer.


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Message 785296 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 4:09:30 UTC

I have gotten work units recently on my iMac.



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Message 785318 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 6:00:30 UTC - in response to Message 785270.

SETI isn't available for Mac's?? Think there might be a config issue.

Mon Jul 21 16:22:43 2008|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 26 seconds of work, reporting 5 completed tasks
Mon Jul 21 16:22:48 2008|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
Mon Jul 21 16:22:48 2008|SETI@home|Message from server: No work sent
Mon Jul 21 16:22:48 2008|SETI@home|Message from server: SETI@home Enhanced is not available for your type of computer.


The same problem for me starting from today. Intel iMac.

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Message 785327 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 6:57:14 UTC

My MAC will not take new tasks either. Running out of work.

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Message 785331 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 7:39:38 UTC

Tue Jul 22 00:34:23 2008|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 63 seconds of work, reporting 5 completed tasks
Tue Jul 22 00:34:28 2008|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
Tue Jul 22 00:34:28 2008|SETI@home|Message from server: No work sent
Tue Jul 22 00:34:28 2008|SETI@home|Message from server: SETI@home Enhanced is not available for your type of computer.


Yet another with this message and now out of work. What action if any is required of me?

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Message 785335 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 7:54:57 UTC - in response to Message 785331.

What action if any is required of me?

This is the Technical News forum.
You might have more luck if you post in the Questions & Answers, Macintosh forum or in the Number Crunching forum.

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Message 785337 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 8:11:18 UTC - in response to Message 785335.

What action if any is required of me?

This is the Technical News forum.
You might have more luck if you post in the Questions & Answers, Macintosh forum or in the Number Crunching forum.


This didn't seem to be Mac specific. It happened overnight when nothing else was running.

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Message 785353 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 9:47:26 UTC - in response to Message 785143.
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I was out of the lab since last Wednesday hence the dearth of tech news reports. Though not all that much to report. We had a couple of the usual/typical blips that required minor maintenance, most notably the db_purge process (the thing that keeps the result/workunit tables trim by actually deleting database rows from the BOINC database once the scientific data has been inserted into the science database) - this process hung for some unknown reason and the BOINC db grew great in size. A simple restart fixed that.

Matt i hope you had a nice week out of the office. Is it possable to add a % indicator as to how big & how full yje storage disk are or would it kill mysqul?

Keep up the great work


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Message 785357 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 10:32:20 UTC

Same message for my Mac as well.


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Message 785413 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 13:56:12 UTC

Before anyone else posts to this thread re: no work for Macs, please see the thread in the Number Crunching forum, No work for Macs?.

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Message 785439 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 15:06:26 UTC
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Matt, hate to add to your workload but...

"Client connection stats" has been down since last Monday (the 14th, Bastile day)
and the
"signals already found" portion of the science page is not displaying anything, not even zeros.

Please give these two scripts a kick wherever it would be appropriate!


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