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Profile Nikolay A. Saharov
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Message 341 - Posted: 13 Jun 2004, 18:22:20 UTC
Last modified: 13 Jun 2004, 18:33:48 UTC

Hi!

Who knows what this means?

Look at my log:

--- - 2004-06-13 03:39:39 - Starting BOINC client version 3.07 for windows_intelx86
BOINC Beta Test - 2004-06-13 03:39:39 - Project prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 03:39:39 - Project prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
BOINC Beta Test - 2004-06-13 03:39:39 - Host ID is 116242
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 03:39:39 - Host ID is 2037
--- - 2004-06-13 03:39:39 - General prefs: from BOINC Beta Test (last modified 2004-06-13 03:13:46)
--- - 2004-06-13 03:39:39 - General prefs: using separate prefs for home
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 03:39:39 - Restarting computation for result 11se03aa.18688.1170.804838.244_2 using setiathome version 3.07
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 03:39:40 - Sending request to scheduler: http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 03:39:51 - Scheduler RPC to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
--- - 2004-06-13 03:39:51 - General prefs: from BOINC Beta Test (last modified 2004-06-13 03:13:46)
--- - 2004-06-13 03:39:51 - General prefs: using your defaults
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 03:39:51 - Project prefs: using your defaults
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 03:39:51 - Starting computation for result 11se03aa.18688.1120.90902.110_0 using setiathome version 3.07


In my general preferences "Max CPUs" is "2", but in general Prefs for Home "Max CPUs" is "1".

As you can see, BOINC CC was started with using general Prefs for Home, where max CPUs=1 but after connection with SETI@Home's sheduler CC begun to use of default general Prefs with 2 max CPUs. It starts crunch a new WU.

What happened? Can you help me?
Thanks.

[Edit] In addition to above
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That was not first connection to SETI@Home sheduler server.
I saw a few times at that point.

I saw specially general preferences for 2 projects, BOINC Beta Test(ap) and BOINC SETI@Home(sah). (Project prefs are default for this two projects).

In both projects there are equal parameters between them, for default prefs and for home prefs (I haven't prefs for work and school).

Steps I do:
1. a) In default general prefs for BOINC BetaTest Project I change Max CPUs to 2, then save changes.
b) In home general prefs for BetaTest Proj I change Max CPUs to 1, then save changes.

2. In BOINC Core Client I click Update for BetaTest Proj.
CC communicates with BetaTest sheduler and updates general prefs.
(In log there are lines:
General prefs: from BOINC Beta Test (last modified 2004-06-13 03:13:46)
General prefs: using separate prefs for home)

3. Then in CC I click Update for SETI@Home Proj.
CC communicates with SETI@Home sheduler and updates general prefs.
(In log there are lines:
General prefs: from BOINC Beta Test (last modified 2004-06-13 03:13:46)
General prefs: using your defaults)

That's all!!! CC uses two CPUs instead of one. But i want use one CPU!!!
I cant understand why BOINC uses default general prefs although I set up Home general prefs, and that home prefs exists in both projects.

May be I'm incorrect somewhere?

Hmmm, I think there is problem in S@H project with different preferences.
In all cases CC downloads default general preferences.

My last log:
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 22:11:17 - Sending request to scheduler: http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 22:11:41 - Scheduler RPC to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
SETI@home - 2004-06-13 22:11:41 - General preferences have been updated
--- - 2004-06-13 22:11:41 - General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2004-06-13 22:10:44)
--- - 2004-06-13 22:11:41 - General prefs: using your defaults
BOINC Beta Test - 2004-06-13 22:13:12 - Sending request to scheduler: http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/ap_cgi/cgi
BOINC Beta Test - 2004-06-13 22:13:35 - Scheduler RPC to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/ap_cgi/cgi succeeded
--- - 2004-06-13 22:13:35 - General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2004-06-13 22:10:44)
--- - 2004-06-13 22:13:35 - General prefs: using separate prefs for home


Nik.

OS: WinXP SP1
PC: PIV-2.6GHz HT, RAM512Mb

CC3.07
SAH3.07
Proj: BOINC Beta, BOINC SETI@Home

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Message 664 - Posted: 23 Jun 2004, 14:16:10 UTC

You may need to update from the second project twice. Once to get the info up to the site, and again to get them back down.
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Message 676 - Posted: 23 Jun 2004, 15:03:49 UTC

Reducing the number of CPUs has to wait until the workunit running in the extra slot(s) is finished. It may have to wait until all active work is finished.

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Message 712 - Posted: 23 Jun 2004, 17:20:53 UTC - in response to Message 676.

> Reducing the number of CPUs has to wait until the workunit running in the
> extra slot(s) is finished. It may have to wait until all active work is
> finished.
>
John Keck
> testing BOINC since 2002/12/08
>

Yes, I know about this.

My question was when I update i.e. BOINC Beta Test CC downloads separate preferences for home:
--- - 2004-06-23 20:58:29 - General prefs: using separate prefs for home

But when I update S@H after that CC downloads default general prefs:
--- - 2004-06-23 21:00:17 - General prefs: using your defaults

Ummmm. It seems, I have understood, that happened. When project sheduler is unavailable CC uses default prefs. SAH was unavailable, and now P@H is unavailable, and this happened again for Predictor project.

What do you think?
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Message 8379 - Posted: 15 Jul 2004, 18:18:31 UTC - in response to Message 664.

> You may need to update from the second project twice. Once to get the info up
> to the site, and again to get them back down.

I have the same problem as Nikolay, but I have only attached to one project (S@H). BOINC client is v.3.20.

--- - 2004-07-15 21:41:53 - General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2004-07-12 17:09:27)
--- - 2004-07-15 21:41:53 - General prefs: using separate prefs for home
[bla-bla-bla computation started/finished messages]
SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:42:59 - Requesting 246131 seconds of work
SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:42:59 - Sending request to scheduler: http://setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:43:27 - Scheduler RPC to http://setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:43:27 - Project prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults (HERE!!!!!)
SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:43:27 - Started download of xxxxxxxxxx.

How come the client has forgotten my separate preferences for home?

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Message 8544 - Posted: 16 Jul 2004, 4:10:10 UTC - in response to Message 8379.

> > You may need to update from the second project twice. Once to get the
> info up
> > to the site, and again to get them back down.
>
> I have the same problem as Nikolay, but I have only attached to one project
> (S@H). BOINC client is v.3.20.
>
> --- - 2004-07-15 21:41:53 - General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified
> 2004-07-12 17:09:27)
> --- - 2004-07-15 21:41:53 - General prefs: using separate prefs for home
> [bla-bla-bla computation started/finished messages]
> SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:42:59 - Requesting 246131 seconds of work
> SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:42:59 - Sending request to scheduler:
> http://setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
> SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:43:27 - Scheduler RPC to
> http://setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
> SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:43:27 - Project prefs: no separate prefs for home;
> using your defaults (HERE!!!!!)
> SETI@home - 2004-07-15 21:43:27 - Started download of xxxxxxxxxx.
>
> How come the client has forgotten my separate preferences for home?
>
It hasn't forgotten. You have two sets of preferences. General which apply to all projects, and project which applies to this project. You have apparently set home properties for general prefs, but not for the project prefs.

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Message 8608 - Posted: 16 Jul 2004, 7:43:03 UTC - in response to Message 8544.

> It hasn't forgotten. You have two sets of preferences. General which apply
> to all projects, and project which applies to this project. You have
> apparently set home properties for general prefs, but not for the project
> prefs.

Oh my... I see it now.
Project prefs, general prefs... The names are quite confusing, could they be more specific, atleast in the log messages? For example, not "General" prefs, but BOINC prefs, and not "project" prefs, but SETI@Home prefs? Could save you lots of hassle. :)

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Message 8637 - Posted: 16 Jul 2004, 8:58:29 UTC

There are a couple of bugs with venue specific preferences. One that may be biting you in this instance is you have to go to each individual project and set the venue, otherwise BOINC will use the venue from the last project you contacted.

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