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Message 1033608 - Posted: 17 Sep 2010, 16:59:57 UTC
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When the s@h client has troubles getting through to s@h when trying to upload the file to report completed workunits, is there an manual option that you could do to make it work?
That file is rapidly growing and in my case that file has become nearly 60 Mbyte in size and i truly understand that there are troubles getting it to upload completely.
Is there a way to do it or should i hope that i don't have crunched more than a week worth of WU's which can't be reported?
Suggestions anyone even if it's bad news!

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Message 1033609 - Posted: 17 Sep 2010, 17:06:07 UTC - in response to Message 1033608.

When the s@h client has troubles getting through to s@h when trying to upload the file to report completed workunits, is there an manual option that you could do to make it work?
That file is rapidly growing and in my case that file has become nearly 60 Mbyte in size and i truly understand that there are troubles getting it to upload completely.
Is there a way to do it or should i hope that i don't have crunched more than a week worth of WU's which can't be reported?
Suggestions anyone even if it's bad news!

Kind regards Vyper

Good question to ask......
I was thinking exactly the same thing yesterday when I was getting nothing but HTTP internal server errors every time my rigs tried to report their stored up completed work.
Thankfully, things settled down a bit and they finally all made it through. Don't know the size of the file, but I think the largest had about 3000 WUs to report. Yours must have a lot more than that.

I too, was wondering if there was a way to get Boinc to report only X number of completed WUs at a time, or be able to split the file up into smaller subfiles to transfer successfully.

I think the Boinc devs should consider adding an option.....
<report_max_results>XXXXX</report_max_results>
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Message 1033614 - Posted: 17 Sep 2010, 17:36:30 UTC - in response to Message 1033609.


Good question to ask......
I was thinking exactly the same thing yesterday when I was getting nothing but HTTP internal server errors every time my rigs tried to report their stored up completed work.
Thankfully, things settled down a bit and they finally all made it through. Don't know the size of the file, but I think the largest had about 3000 WUs to report. Yours must have a lot more than that.

I too, was wondering if there was a way to get Boinc to report only X number of completed WUs at a time, or be able to split the file up into smaller subfiles to transfer successfully.

I think the Boinc devs should consider adding an option.....
<report_max_results>XXXXX</report_max_results>


Yea i wrote that long ago that it should be split and that it would be incorporated in the Boinc structure itself not only to s@h.
Small batches would be better for the overall amount of TCP packets needed for resend etc.
For now that machine has about 4800 Wu's to report and it's increasing fast :-/
Hope there is a way otherwise i need to babysit and watch the graphs so the network isn't congested to it's max and wait it out and hope :)

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Message 1033694 - Posted: 17 Sep 2010, 21:28:36 UTC

It isn't client_state.xml that you're trying to upload. It's sched_request_*.xml, so you have to check the size of this file.

What error message do you get eventually? A time out?
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Message 1034005 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 13:16:34 UTC

Vyper....
Did your results get transferred successfully?
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Message 1034069 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 16:04:39 UTC - in response to Message 1034005.
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Gonna try now! As i write this.
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Message 1034072 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 16:08:42 UTC - in response to Message 1034069.

Gonna try now! As i wite this.

Yikes......how much are you trying to report now??
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Message 1034090 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 16:50:15 UTC - in response to Message 1034072.
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Boinc has behaved badly so the machine was set in an unresponsive state tonight so it hasn't been up until my colleague rebooted it at the office this afternoon (4 hours ago)..
So i believe it's about 5400 wu's which need to be reported. First i need to get rid of all the WU which can't be downloaded in the queue so i'm aborting them..

Otherwise boinc can't work properly and starts to loose track of heartbeats to the clients putting the machine in a extreme unresponsive state when remotecontrolling it.

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Message 1034113 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 17:50:33 UTC
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Ok

Sched request is up to 31 MB in size and is about to report 8448 tasks.
Wish me luck :D

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Message 1034119 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:00:04 UTC - in response to Message 1034113.

Ok

Sched request is up to 31 MB in size and is about to report 8448 tasks.
Wish me luck :D

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Message 1034123 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:07:25 UTC

Somebody must be getting through, my total and RAC are climbing slowly and my pendings are dropping. Good luck Vyper.
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Message 1034127 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:10:34 UTC
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Ok the first try didn't work.

It tried for about 20 minutes, then i got HTTP internal server error..
Lets try it again.. 30 MB here we go..

Pinching some needles in a voodoo doll..

Need some more "meowa meowa kazzzam." :D


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Message 1034128 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:11:08 UTC - in response to Message 1034113.
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/me crosses everything crossable. :D

(Too late)

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Message 1034135 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:23:09 UTC - in response to Message 1034127.

Ok the first try didn't work.

It tried for about 20 minutes, then i got HTTP internal server error..
Lets try it again.. 30 MB here we go..

Pinching some needles in a voodoo doll..

Need some more "meowa meowa kazzzam." :D


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From the cruncher to the server, here we go..............
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Message 1034139 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:30:34 UTC - in response to Message 1034128.

/me crosses everything crossable. :D

(Too late)

(I am emailing this all to David)

Thanks Jord.....
As computers and GPUs get faster and can process more and more work, this may become even more of an issue. At least at Seti. I don't run other projects, so I am not sure how the size of their WUs compare.

But Boinc may need to adjust so that situations like Vyper's can be handled more gracefully by the core client.
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Message 1034143 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:38:32 UTC

Vyper, David asks if you can email him your sched_request*.xml file. (I'll ask you to zip or otherwise compress it first. :-))


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Message 1034146 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:45:02 UTC

Update.

David Anderson wrote:
I see what the problem is (it's in the server; it crashes when lots of results are reported). I'll try to get it fixed today.

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Message 1034150 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:50:12 UTC - in response to Message 1034146.

Great, that should be a load off the minds of our super-crunchers out there.
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Message 1034152 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:53:44 UTC - in response to Message 1034150.

Great, that should be a load off the minds of our super-crunchers out there.


Well, it sure doesn't bother us "peons" anyhow :-)
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Message 1034154 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:58:33 UTC - in response to Message 1034146.
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Update.

David Anderson wrote:
I see what the problem is (it's in the server; it crashes when lots of results are reported). I'll try to get it fixed today.


Thanks!

In past I lost a few times a lot of results/Cr., because I needed to detach/attach that my GPU machine got again well contact to the server..

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