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Message 936006 - Posted: 26 Sep 2009, 10:54:11 UTC

Hi,

I have these messages :

26/09/2009 12:41:36|SETI@home|Message from server: Astropulse v505 needs 60.00MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 60.00 MB.

26/09/2009 12:41:36|SETI@home|Message from server: SETI@home Enhanced needs 32.00MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 32.00 MB.

With 1,6 Giga free on the Boinc's disk (and another one of 150 gig). How can i fix this problem ?

Thanks

JB from Paris, France.


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Message 936011 - Posted: 26 Sep 2009, 11:18:47 UTC - in response to Message 936006.

What are your preferences for the "Disk and memory usage" section?

Are you using the web-preferences or BOINC local preferences?
If the latter, you will have to come up with the numbers from that one, as they override the web-preferences. Check your BOINC Data directory, see if you have a global_prefs_override.xml file. Open it with Notepad (through right click->Open with..), copy its contents and post them here, if need be.
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Message 936083 - Posted: 26 Sep 2009, 17:37:35 UTC - in response to Message 936011.

Ok Jord, thanks for your help, here is

- mine preferences :

Use at most 100 Gbytes
Leave at least 0,01 Gbytes free
Use at most 50 % of total disk space
Write to disk at most every 60 seconds
Use at most 75 % of page file (swap space)
Use at most 50% of memory when computer is in use
Use at most 90% of memory when computer is not in use

- my global_prefs_override.xml file :

<global_preferences>
<run_on_batteries>0</run_on_batteries>
<run_if_user_active>0</run_if_user_active>
<idle_time_to_run>3.000000</idle_time_to_run>
<start_hour>0.000000</start_hour>
<end_hour>0.000000</end_hour>
<net_start_hour>0.000000</net_start_hour>
<net_end_hour>0.000000</net_end_hour>
<leave_apps_in_memory>0</leave_apps_in_memory>
<confirm_before_connecting>0</confirm_before_connecting>
<hangup_if_dialed>0</hangup_if_dialed>
<dont_verify_images>0</dont_verify_images>
<work_buf_min_days>0.000000</work_buf_min_days>
<work_buf_additional_days>0.250000</work_buf_additional_days>
<max_cpus>2</max_cpus>
<cpu_scheduling_period_minutes>60.000000</cpu_scheduling_period_minutes>
<disk_interval>60.000000</disk_interval>
<disk_max_used_gb>5.000000</disk_max_used_gb>
<disk_max_used_pct>50.000000</disk_max_used_pct>
<disk_min_free_gb>2.000000</disk_min_free_gb>
<vm_max_used_pct>75.000000</vm_max_used_pct>
<ram_max_used_busy_pct>50.000000</ram_max_used_busy_pct>
<ram_max_used_idle_pct>90.000000</ram_max_used_idle_pct>
<max_bytes_sec_up>0.000000</max_bytes_sec_up>
<max_bytes_sec_down>0.000000</max_bytes_sec_down>
<cpu_usage_limit>100.000000</cpu_usage_limit>
</global_preferences>

and, i post also my global_prefs.xml :

<global_preferences>
<source_project>http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/</source_project>
<source_scheduler>http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi</source_scheduler>
<mod_time>1253963435</mod_time>
<run_on_batteries>0</run_on_batteries>
<run_if_user_active>1</run_if_user_active>
<run_gpu_if_user_active>0</run_gpu_if_user_active>
<idle_time_to_run>3</idle_time_to_run>
<suspend_if_no_recent_input>0</suspend_if_no_recent_input>
<cpu_scheduling_period_minutes>60</cpu_scheduling_period_minutes>
<hangup_if_dialed>0</hangup_if_dialed>
<work_buf_min_days>0</work_buf_min_days>
<work_buf_additional_days>0.25</work_buf_additional_days>
<max_cpus>2</max_cpus>
<max_ncpus_pct>100</max_ncpus_pct>
<cpu_usage_limit>100</cpu_usage_limit>
<disk_interval>60</disk_interval>
<disk_max_used_gb>100</disk_max_used_gb>
<disk_max_used_pct>50</disk_max_used_pct>
<disk_min_free_gb>0.01</disk_min_free_gb>
<vm_max_used_pct>75</vm_max_used_pct>
<ram_max_used_busy_pct>50</ram_max_used_busy_pct>
<ram_max_used_idle_pct>90</ram_max_used_idle_pct>
<max_bytes_sec_down>0</max_bytes_sec_down>
<max_bytes_sec_up>0</max_bytes_sec_up>
<dont_verify_images>0</dont_verify_images>
<venue name="home">
<run_on_batteries>0</run_on_batteries>
<run_if_user_active>1</run_if_user_active>
<run_gpu_if_user_active>0</run_gpu_if_user_active>
<idle_time_to_run>3</idle_time_to_run>
<suspend_if_no_recent_input>0</suspend_if_no_recent_input>
<cpu_scheduling_period_minutes>60</cpu_scheduling_period_minutes>
<hangup_if_dialed>1</hangup_if_dialed>
<work_buf_min_days>0.1</work_buf_min_days>
<work_buf_additional_days>0.25</work_buf_additional_days>
<max_cpus>2</max_cpus>
<max_ncpus_pct>50</max_ncpus_pct>
<cpu_usage_limit>50</cpu_usage_limit>
<disk_interval>60</disk_interval>
<disk_max_used_gb>100</disk_max_used_gb>
<disk_max_used_pct>50</disk_max_used_pct>
<disk_min_free_gb>0.01</disk_min_free_gb>
<vm_max_used_pct>75</vm_max_used_pct>
<ram_max_used_busy_pct>50</ram_max_used_busy_pct>
<ram_max_used_idle_pct>90</ram_max_used_idle_pct>
<max_bytes_sec_down>0</max_bytes_sec_down>
<max_bytes_sec_up>0</max_bytes_sec_up>
<dont_verify_images>0</dont_verify_images>
</venue>
</global_preferences>

"see you later" ;)
JB

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Message 936086 - Posted: 26 Sep 2009, 17:43:43 UTC - in response to Message 936083.
Last modified: 26 Sep 2009, 18:33:12 UTC

<disk_min_free_gb>2.000000</disk_min_free_gb>

I would say that's more than 1.6 GB :-)

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Message 936092 - Posted: 26 Sep 2009, 18:02:11 UTC - in response to Message 936086.

Ok, I specify <disk_min_free_gb>1.5000000</disk_min_free_gb>
and restart Boinc :

First messages are :

26/09/2009 19:57:11||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.45 for windows_intelx86
26/09/2009 19:57:11||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Data directory: C:\Program Files\BOINC
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11]
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 mmx
26/09/2009 19:57:11||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00)
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Memory: 1.87 GB physical, 3.60 GB virtual
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Disk: 38.28 GB total, 1.53 GB free
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Local time is UTC +2 hours
26/09/2009 19:57:11|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 4366285; location: (none); project prefs: default
26/09/2009 19:57:11||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 26-Sep-2009 13:10:35)
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Host location: none
26/09/2009 19:57:11||General prefs: using your defaults
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Reading preferences override file
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 958.74MB
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1725.73MB
26/09/2009 19:57:11||Preferences limit disk usage to 0.13GB
26/09/2009 19:58:26|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 43202 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
26/09/2009 19:58:31|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
26/09/2009 19:58:31|SETI@home|Message from server: No work sent
26/09/2009 19:58:31|SETI@home|Message from server: SETI@home Enhanced needs 2.00MB more disk space. You currently have 30.00 MB available and it needs 32.00 MB.

-> I need only 2MB now
-> Can I try this <disk_min_free_gb>1.3000000</disk_min_free_gb> ?

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Message 936095 - Posted: 26 Sep 2009, 18:10:11 UTC - in response to Message 936092.

I changed to 1.3GB, restarted Boinc :

First messages :

26/09/2009 20:05:38||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.45 for windows_intelx86
26/09/2009 20:05:38||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Data directory: C:\Program Files\BOINC
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11]
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 mmx
26/09/2009 20:05:38||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00)
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Memory: 1.87 GB physical, 3.60 GB virtual
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Disk: 38.28 GB total, 1.53 GB free
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Local time is UTC +2 hours
26/09/2009 20:05:38|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 4366285; location: (none); project prefs: default
26/09/2009 20:05:38||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 26-Sep-2009 13:10:35)
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Host location: none
26/09/2009 20:05:38||General prefs: using your defaults
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Reading preferences override file
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 958.74MB
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1725.73MB
26/09/2009 20:05:38||Preferences limit disk usage to 0.32GB

then..;) :

26/09/2009 20:06:53|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 43202 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
26/09/2009 20:06:58|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 1 new tasks
26/09/2009 20:07:00|SETI@home|Started download of 27au09aa.26564.20517.14.10.12
26/09/2009 20:07:03|SETI@home|Finished download of 27au09aa.26564.20517.14.10.12
26/09/2009 20:07:05|SETI@home|Starting 27au09aa.26564.20517.14.10.12_0
26/09/2009 20:07:05|SETI@home|Starting task 27au09aa.26564.20517.14.10.12_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
26/09/2009 20:07:09|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 21601 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
26/09/2009 20:07:14|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 1 new tasks
26/09/2009 20:07:16|SETI@home|Started download of 26au09ac.26075.22562.16.10.3
26/09/2009 20:07:20|SETI@home|Finished download of 26au09ac.26075.22562.16.10.3
26/09/2009 20:07:21|SETI@home|Starting 26au09ac.26075.22562.16.10.3_0
26/09/2009 20:07:21|SETI@home|Starting task 26au09ac.26075.22562.16.10.3_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603

26/09/2009 20:06:53|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 43202 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
26/09/2009 20:06:58|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 1 new tasks
26/09/2009 20:07:00|SETI@home|Started download of 27au09aa.26564.20517.14.10.12
26/09/2009 20:07:03|SETI@home|Finished download of 27au09aa.26564.20517.14.10.12
26/09/2009 20:07:05|SETI@home|Starting 27au09aa.26564.20517.14.10.12_0
26/09/2009 20:07:05|SETI@home|Starting task 27au09aa.26564.20517.14.10.12_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
26/09/2009 20:07:09|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 21601 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
26/09/2009 20:07:14|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 1 new tasks
26/09/2009 20:07:16|SETI@home|Started download of 26au09ac.26075.22562.16.10.3
26/09/2009 20:07:20|SETI@home|Finished download of 26au09ac.26075.22562.16.10.3
26/09/2009 20:07:21|SETI@home|Starting 26au09ac.26075.22562.16.10.3_0
26/09/2009 20:07:21|SETI@home|Starting task 26au09ac.26075.22562.16.10.3_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603


It sounds nice :)

Thanks for your help Jord and Gundolf.
Jawed

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Message 936100 - Posted: 26 Sep 2009, 18:39:30 UTC - in response to Message 936095.

...Thanks for your help Jord and Gundolf.
Jawed

De rien.

But you don't need to edit the xml file. Try Preferences... in BOINC manager, "disk and memory usage" tab.

Gruß,
Gundolf

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