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Message 792793 - Posted: 4 Aug 2008, 18:51:28 UTC

I would like to be able to have Boinc stop when it has finished a task and before it begins another. An option for putting Boinc 'On Hold' when it reaches a good point.

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Message 792819 - Posted: 4 Aug 2008, 19:31:59 UTC - in response to Message 792793.

I would like to be able to have Boinc stop when it has finished a task and before it begins another. An option for putting Boinc 'On Hold' when it reaches a good point.

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t


I'm curious - can you explain why you would want to do that?

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Message 792826 - Posted: 4 Aug 2008, 19:53:10 UTC - in response to Message 792819.

I would like to be able to have Boinc stop when it has finished a task and before it begins another. An option for putting Boinc 'On Hold' when it reaches a good point.

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t


I'm curious - can you explain why you would want to do that?


That makes two of us. Most people don't want any idle time spent inbetween tasks. This request seems out of the ordinary.

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Message 792845 - Posted: 4 Aug 2008, 20:31:47 UTC

It's already there, for debugging purposes.
See Implementation and debugging command-line options, option --exit_after_finish

Usage from a command-line or a script (batch file): boinc --exit_after_finish
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Message 792849 - Posted: 4 Aug 2008, 20:45:26 UTC - in response to Message 792826.

Rather than interrupting a task, I could shut down my computer when everything is idle in order to perform updates and other maintenance.

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Message 792850 - Posted: 4 Aug 2008, 20:47:33 UTC - in response to Message 792849.

Rather than interrupting a task, I could shut down my computer when everything is idle in order to perform updates and other maintenance.


Tasks write to checkpoint files (at least here on SETI and most other BOINC projects) and can resume where it left off after a shutdown. I do this all the time to clean out my systems of all the dust.

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Message 793037 - Posted: 5 Aug 2008, 2:33:35 UTC - in response to Message 792850.

Rather than interrupting a task, I could shut down my computer when everything is idle in order to perform updates and other maintenance.


Tasks write to checkpoint files (at least here on SETI and most other BOINC projects) and can resume where it left off after a shutdown. I do this all the time to clean out my systems of all the dust.


I understand, I'm just anal.

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Message 793039 - Posted: 5 Aug 2008, 2:41:18 UTC - in response to Message 793037.

Rather than interrupting a task, I could shut down my computer when everything is idle in order to perform updates and other maintenance.


Tasks write to checkpoint files (at least here on SETI and most other BOINC projects) and can resume where it left off after a shutdown. I do this all the time to clean out my systems of all the dust.


I understand, I'm just anal.

With most projects you lose more CPU time by not being present when the task ends to turn off the machine than by just losing the average 30 seconds (with the default settings) that you lose when BOINC shuts down gracefully in the middle of working.
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