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Message 1032934 - Posted: 11 Sep 2010, 15:44:16 UTC

I've had my first "run" come back with a validation error. Is this due to something that happened at my end, or the data, or . . . ? (The computer being used is a MacBook 4.1 running on OS X version 10.5.8.)

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Message 1033002 - Posted: 11 Sep 2010, 17:57:06 UTC - in response to Message 1032934.

"Validation error" means that the validator couldn't find the result when it wanted to compare it to the other one. Can you still find the messages about uploading of that task? You should find them if you look for "12fe07aa.21435.72.4.10.136_1" in the stdoutdae.txt file (I'm not sure about the suffix) in your BOINC data directory.

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Message 1034297 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 1:42:46 UTC - in response to Message 1033002.

"Validation error" means that the validator couldn't find the result when it wanted to compare it to the other one. Can you still find the messages about uploading of that task? You should find them if you look for "12fe07aa.21435.72.4.10.136_1" in the stdoutdae.txt file (I'm not sure about the suffix) in your BOINC data directory.

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I thought validation error meant that the task did not match the rest.
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Message 1034363 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 7:30:40 UTC - in response to Message 1034297.

I thought validation error meant that the task did not match the rest.

From Message 1034173 - Posted 18 Sep 2010 20:09:47 UTC - by Josef W. Segur:
"Validate error" has the very specific meaning that the Validator couldn't find the uploaded result file. Considering the several cases where storage space ran out since May, or server crashes and such, it is not too surprising that some fraction of uploaded files have gone missing.
(And it's a "Validate error", I checked.:-)

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Message 1034592 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 21:53:52 UTC - in response to Message 1034297.

I thought validation error meant that the task did not match the rest.

AFAICT those are considered successful—not reported as an error—but marked “invalid”. IOW “validation error” means that the validation process itself failed, not that the result was evaluated & rejected.

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