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Message 975624 - Posted: 4 Mar 2010, 2:25:32 UTC - in response to Message 975617.

If this is not the appropriate thread, I'd like to know which one is. I've looked around and don't see anything.


You can find answers to specific problems in the Number Crunching forum, by topic. Try "Panic Mode On" for general complaints. Technical News will discuss more general issues as well.



I'm not getting new tasks. I had set up my preferences to maintain enough work for 2 days (perhaps overly optimistic?). For a brief shining moment, I had a bunch of tasks but those days are gone, my friend; we thought they'd never end. . . .



If you can give us the typical messages you see in BOINC when trying to get new tasks, there are very bright people in Number Crunching that can then give you direction.



Some others suggested having a front-page announcement of the degree of up or down status, but I expect that that would not be good PR. Still, a thread here in Technical News or perhaps over in Number Crunching would allow folks to check if they could expect work units any time soon.



Check server status on the SETI home page. Also check the FAC page to understand all the information listed there.


Yes, fixing is more to the point than reporting and after a long problem time there'll be an even longer busy time, but perhaps a message at the beginning of an actual outage and another at the end (barring busy time when the world is hitting for more WU) would suffice.

Ross


The Tuesday scheduled outages are usually posted on the SETI@home home page. Unscheduled outages are, well, unscheduled.
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Message 975626 - Posted: 4 Mar 2010, 2:43:55 UTC - in response to Message 975617.

Ross, (parl)

I see you just uploaded and reported two tasks and downloaded another just a few minutes ago. Since your machine seems to be taking quite awhile to complete each work unit, you might try uping your cache by a couple of days to get some more work. If that doesn't help please start a new thread in the number crunching forum and we will try to help you there.
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Message 975653 - Posted: 4 Mar 2010, 6:00:16 UTC

Thanks for the quick and helpful replies. I'll post more in Number Crunching to a new thread.

Ross
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Message 975746 - Posted: 4 Mar 2010, 19:24:14 UTC - in response to Message 975571.


Ohh.. I got two 'validate errors'.. 'hostid=5069275'

Maybe someone could let run the 'famous script'?


BTW.

This results were ULed before/during the weekly server maintenance and were reported ~ 20 hours later - after the server maintenance.


BTW.

What is the max. time between UL and report that everything will go well?


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Message 975831 - Posted: 5 Mar 2010, 3:28:07 UTC - in response to Message 975746.


Ohh.. I got two 'validate errors'.. 'hostid=5069275'

Maybe someone could let run the 'famous script'?


BTW.

This results were ULed before/during the weekly server maintenance and were reported ~ 20 hours later - after the server maintenance.


BTW.

What is the max. time between UL and report that everything will go well?

It can be quite a while between upload and report and still have everything go well. I had some tasks at Chess960 that were uploaded before one of the several months long outages. Some of them validated when they were reported after the outage.
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Message 975896 - Posted: 5 Mar 2010, 8:54:59 UTC - in response to Message 975831.
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It can be quite a while between upload and report and still have everything go well. I had some tasks at Chess960 that were uploaded before one of the several months long outages. Some of them validated when they were reported after the outage.


Hmm.. two 'validate error' results are not enough for to let run the script..

One WU got the 3rd wingman and is now 'deleted'.


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Message 976293 - Posted: 6 Mar 2010, 18:56:26 UTC - in response to Message 973428.

Matt's still on board, but we're all a little overworked today, so he may not post tech news today (even though he's probably still working right now).


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Message 976689 - Posted: 8 Mar 2010, 8:49:50 UTC

FYI (no critisism intendend, but this might be usefull information),
Here a small part of my stats-update-log (date's and times CET, dd-mm-yyyy):

08:30:01 08-03-2010 No new Berkeley data!? (TC check) | 68648042423.264809 <- 68648042423.264809 EXIT 08:30:01 08-03-2010 Previous successfull import : 02:17:43 07-03-2010 08:30:01 08-03-2010 Current Berkeley export : 00:31:14 08-03-2010

Translation, the only thing different about tonights export is the date, as it seems!
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Message 976749 - Posted: 8 Mar 2010, 16:43:50 UTC

Good Morning - On Spring Break ITC - Atlanta, GA

Anybody else getting this kind of messages:

08-Mar-10 11:34:48 SETI@home Reporting 1 completed tasks, not requesting new tasks
08-Mar-10 11:34:53 SETI@home Scheduler request completed
08-Mar-10 11:35:06 SETI@home update requested by user
08-Mar-10 11:35:06 SETI@home update requested by user
08-Mar-10 11:35:08 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
08-Mar-10 11:35:08 SETI@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
08-Mar-10 11:35:10 Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
08-Mar-10 11:35:12 Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
08-Mar-10 11:35:13 SETI@home Scheduler request failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)
08-Mar-10 11:35:18 SETI@home update requested by user
08-Mar-10 11:35:18 SETI@home update requested by user
08-Mar-10 11:35:18 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
08-Mar-10 11:35:18 SETI@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
08-Mar-10 11:35:19 Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
08-Mar-10 11:35:20 Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
08-Mar-10 11:35:23 SETI@home Scheduler request failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)

Have a Blessed Day,



ront


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Message 976765 - Posted: 8 Mar 2010, 17:47:33 UTC - in response to Message 976749.

yes we've discussed it before on the "Panic Mode.." thread on the Numbers Crunching forum. The easiest way to fix it is to shutdown BOINC and restart. thats all it took for my machine. For future reference Technical news topics are a bad place to put your personal troubleshooting topics. please try and read the Q&A section as well as the Numbers crunching forums. Or just "search" for the key words.
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Message 976806 - Posted: 8 Mar 2010, 21:32:51 UTC

Thank you.

Would you be so kind as to advise me as to where the "Q&A" is or how it can be reached?

Two points - In the time that I have been a member, I have seen many "personal topics" posted and addressed.

Next, there was no "panic" as you seem to indicate. I was merely inquiring to if this was yet another issue which impeding the reporting and downloading operations.

Again, thank you for the information and if you would respond to my question, that would be most helpful.

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Message 976811 - Posted: 8 Mar 2010, 21:43:37 UTC - in response to Message 976806.

Questions and answers

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Message 977045 - Posted: 10 Mar 2010, 4:29:40 UTC - in response to Message 976806.

Thank you.

Would you be so kind as to advise me as to where the "Q&A" is or how it can be reached?



Possibly more to the point, on the front page, the third set of links is under the sobriquet COMMUNITY. The second item in the subordinate list is Questions and Answers. While the link provided in the prior message is convenient, giving you the information to find it yourself is also good.

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Message 977082 - Posted: 10 Mar 2010, 10:20:54 UTC

Thank you.

This information is most helpful.

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Message 977229 - Posted: 10 Mar 2010, 22:31:11 UTC

18 days since last tech news from Matt. Have we upset him? lmao

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Message 977304 - Posted: 11 Mar 2010, 2:35:41 UTC - in response to Message 977229.

21 days
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Message 977406 - Posted: 11 Mar 2010, 19:09:16 UTC - in response to Message 977229.

18 days since last tech news from Matt. Have we upset him? lmao


Maybe he took a well deserved vacation?
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Message 977456 - Posted: 11 Mar 2010, 22:35:15 UTC

I doubt that Matt took a holiday. We miss him dearly! In any case, it is my personal opinion that if Matt is not available for whatever reason, Eric c.s. would do well to keep us a little bit better informed about what takes place on the technical level. If only out of respect to all those crunchers all over the world who voluntary let their computers run for science.
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Message 977458 - Posted: 11 Mar 2010, 22:36:13 UTC

Has he been fired?

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Message 977501 - Posted: 12 Mar 2010, 0:31:43 UTC - in response to Message 977458.
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for running seti on computers which he wasn't authorized to. lol..

he's alive!!!

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=59157&nowrap=true#977497
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