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Galluskek Th'Gos
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Message 840784 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 8:11:45 UTC

Hello, I'm new to SETI@Home, but I managed to mess up in the short time I have been processing data. Specifically, in the process of testing out a bit of code on my Linux machine, my BOINC client's process memory was quite thoroughly corrupted. About half of the WUs in progress were sent back with the "Client Error" flag, but the other half are still in my task list on this site as if they are simply waiting to be processed.

I would like to know if there is any way that these can be redistributed to other users (or even back to me, if that is possible), as they cannot complete, due to the fact that they are no longer on my computer.

On a more positive note, once I fixed the "blow everything up" issue, I was able to run an optimized client which is allowing for much better turn around times.

--Gallus

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Message 840798 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 11:23:32 UTC - in response to Message 840784.

Once those tasks reach their deadline they'll be sent out again to other computers (not you) automatically. There's nothing that needs to be done on your part.
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Message 841005 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 19:37:22 UTC
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That is unfortunate. Good thing this is a wish list, I wish there was a way for the clients to report to the servers that the unit transmitted is either corrupt or does not exist anymore, so that they can either re-transmit, or reassign.

--Gallus

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Message 841041 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 20:20:58 UTC - in response to Message 841005.

That is unfortunate. Good thing this is a wish list, I wish there was a way for the clients to report to the servers that the unit transmitted is either corrupt or does not exist anymore, so that they can either re-transmit, or reassign.

--Gallus

It is a project option. It was taking up too much database time, and was removed from S@H as it was reducing the amount of wus that could be sent out.
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Message 841116 - Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 22:14:54 UTC - in response to Message 841041.

Thanks for the information. The only way to atone, it seems, is to work on more WUs. Not a problem.

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