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Message 898710 - Posted: 23 May 2009, 17:40:51 UTC

I have been crunching away just fine on my freebsd 7.1 AMD64 box. I then had a couple of small but rather annoying power outages the other week. Now Boinc just refuses to run.

It does not auto run after a reboot, so starting boinc manually.

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/boinc* start
Starting BOINC client.
sun2# Another instance of BOINC is running

Now I have checked top and there is not another instance running

If I try a boinc_client --allow_remote_gui_rpc

23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.4.5 for x86_64-pc-freebsd
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Data directory: /tank/home/graeme
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] [error] Invalid account filename: account_setiathome.
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [SETI@home] Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Processor: 2 amd64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Pro
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Processor features:
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] OS: FreeBSD: 7.1-RELEASE
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Memory: 3.92 GB physical, 0 bytes virtual
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Disk: 391.80 GB total, 388.45 GB free
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Not using a proxy
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Can't load library libcudart
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] No coprocessors
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [SETI@home] URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 10-Mar-2
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Host location: none
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] General prefs: using your defaults
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 2812.03
23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 2812.03MB
SIGBUS: bus error

I tried a re-install using setenv FORCE_PKG_REGISTER
and it has made no difference. Any help would be appreciated.

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Message 898714 - Posted: 23 May 2009, 18:06:43 UTC - in response to Message 898710.

You had this problem before, in this thread.

Sounds more and more as if you have a problem with your disk. Seeing how you got a similar startup error both times:

23-May-2009 17:59:46 [---] [error] Invalid account filename: account_setiathome.

and the last time:
15-Mar-2009 11:46:07 [---] [error] Invalid account filename: account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml.old

It's just as if your BOINC installation forgets about you. Have you done a thorough disk check?
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Message 898801 - Posted: 23 May 2009, 23:32:35 UTC

was slight more concerned about the sigbus error which I dont think is related to the account details

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Message 899242 - Posted: 25 May 2009, 4:42:39 UTC

I guess that the power outage has corrupted the account_setiathome.xml file...
Is the file account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml in your BOINC directroy and has some contents in xml ?

I never have tested to recreate the file, I guess it should work, you to change $ACCOUNT_KEY with your SETI@home account key. A minimum file looks like this :
<account>
<master_url>http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/</master_url>
<authenticator>$ACCOUNT_KEY</authenticator>
<project_name>SETI@home</project_name>
<project_preferences>
</project_preferences>
</account>

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Message 899524 - Posted: 25 May 2009, 22:36:27 UTC

Thanks for the pointers .. as it seems to be with that particular machine, boinc wont work ... then boinc will suddenly start working.

I will keep an eye on it and see if I can nail down what is causing it, I will take a back up of the account file for safe keeping.

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