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Message 1016937 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 23:36:35 UTC

I have a problem with cuda Tasks not responding to the suspend signal tho so the workunit does not stop computing and eating my systems resources, even when im active, the BOINC manager shows the computation suspended but the time is still running and the graphics resources used up by BOINC. Any ideas how to fix that ?


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Message 1017139 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 9:28:52 UTC - in response to Message 1016937.


Restart BOINC?
Reboot computer?

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Message 1017183 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 15:36:53 UTC

For now I've upgraded to Version 6.10.58 of BOINC and will watch if this suspending signal will still not work or work, rebooting is sadly not an option on this machine.
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Message 1017896 - Posted: 20 Jul 2010, 9:16:52 UTC

After 3 days of watching i still have the same issue, but not that often as before, also it is not a reproducable error occuring all the time, sadly very random. Actually i fix it by shutting down BOINC completely and restarting it but also sometimes the workunits show aborted afterwards and this is a loss of calculating time. Anyone any advice ?

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Message 1029804 - Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 23:25:57 UTC

I also have this problem, restarting the computer and boinc have done nothing to fix it. Also this is not BOINC specific as I discovered this problem when I was on an older version, updated to the new version and it persists. This has happened in the past with SETI and it was something they had to fix with the scheduler I believe. I am open to help but in the interest of time I will post a couple of things which have been checked already.

No it does not happen with any other project, just SETI.

Under the activity menu GPU is set to run on preferences. Also, in my preferences, I have it set to only when the computer is not in use.

For testing purposes I have set the activity to never use GPU and suspended the individual task and SETI as a whole. However these actions do nothing to stop the task once it is running. The only stop is shutdown BOINC completely. Any ideas, please let me know. Also if anyone can confirm that SETI is aware of this and working on it, that would be helpful too.
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Message 1035053 - Posted: 20 Sep 2010, 23:34:27 UTC - in response to Message 1029804.

It's been two months since this problem was first posted and 3 weeks since the last response and still no response from SETI. I'll have to disable the project for now as I don't like the idea of the GPU running 24/7.
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Message 1035064 - Posted: 21 Sep 2010, 0:51:46 UTC - in response to Message 1035053.

Make sure boinctray.exe is running. Despite its name, it isn't a program showing anything in a tray, but instead it is the idle detection program that checks for mouse movement and keyboard taps when using Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Without it, these things can happen.
It's only run from the registry on system start up; it isn't started by BOINC.
So if you stopped it (in Windows Task Manager), you will have to restart it again from the BOINC programs directory.
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Message 1035416 - Posted: 24 Sep 2010, 0:15:40 UTC - in response to Message 1035064.

Jord, thanks for this response as well as on BOINC. I did what you said on both forums and it fixed the problem with it running but not indicating work being done (for non-seti apps). I will have to wait until new seti work is available to see if seti also responds to the changes. I'll post after I get new work.
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Message 1058548 - Posted: 21 Dec 2010, 23:33:27 UTC - in response to Message 1035416.

The problem still exists for SETI. Any other suggestions?
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Message 1058594 - Posted: 22 Dec 2010, 2:22:58 UTC - in response to Message 1058548.


You use the Development version
BOINC version 6.12.4

- then update to the latest Development version 6.12.8
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php


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