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Message 2911 - Posted: 30 Jun 2004, 22:50:05 UTC

I was wondering if anyone knew why I have multiple instances of identical computers. To this day I am baffled why one computer will always duplicate itself, another computer seems to prefer two instances of itself and the third has not duplicated itself yet.

I know that I can merge these instances when they appear, but I was just curious on why this was happening and was there anything I could do prevent this in the future.

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Message 3299 - Posted: 2 Jul 2004, 0:03:17 UTC
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It is a known issue in the code. Detaching then re-attaching to the project will cause this (its happened to me every time). Sometimes, doing a project reset will as well (it happened to me once). Prevention: avoid detaching/reattaching to the project and avoid project resets. There may be another cause or two (bugs) running around in the code. Once the dust settles from the project launch, I am sure they will be found.

If this happens to you, and you didn't do an attach or a reset, please post the relevant section of your log into a message in this area. Please include as many details about what was going when it happened as you can remember. This might help the Developers find the bug. Thank you.
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Message 3391 - Posted: 2 Jul 2004, 7:09:19 UTC - in response to Message 3299.


> If this happens to you, and you didn't do an attach or a reset, please post
> the relevant section of your log into a message in this area. Please include
> as many details about what was going when it happened as you can remember.
> This might help the Developers find the bug. Thank you.


I was working on another computer when I heard my Win2K machine reboot. When I went over to it, it had rebooted and Boinc had started up (something I wish I had disabled when i installed boinc). Things happened quickly but, I noticed that it requested a host id. When I checked, sure enough, it had changed it's identity and I had another computer listed. I did merge the two back into one but, now i have two WU's that are not recognized in the project folder. Any solution for this? I of course, dont have any portion of the log before this happened, as it rebooted itself.

This is my first post. I thought about posting about not getting any WU's but................just kidding.

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Message 3516 - Posted: 2 Jul 2004, 16:10:51 UTC - in response to Message 3391.

>
> > If this happens to you, and you didn't do an attach or a reset, please
> post
> > the relevant section of your log into a message in this area. Please
> include
> > as many details about what was going when it happened as you can
> remember.
> > This might help the Developers find the bug. Thank you.
>
>
> I was working on another computer when I heard my Win2K machine reboot. When
> I went over to it, it had rebooted and Boinc had started up (something I wish
> I had disabled when i installed boinc). Things happened quickly but, I
> noticed that it requested a host id. When I checked, sure enough, it had
> changed it's identity and I had another computer listed. I did merge the two
> back into one but, now i have two WU's that are not recognized in the project
> folder. Any solution for this? I of course, dont have any portion of the log
> before this happened, as it rebooted itself.
>
> This is my first post. I thought about posting about not getting any WU's
> but................just kidding.
>
> HH
>
If it is still available, you can get the old log from ...\BOINC\stdout.old.

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Message 3576 - Posted: 2 Jul 2004, 17:40:50 UTC - in response to Message 3516.
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Message 3585 - Posted: 2 Jul 2004, 17:51:19 UTC - in response to Message 3516.
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> If it is still available, you can get the old log from ...BOINCstdout.old.



Hummmmm, scratch that other post.

The stdout.old file was allready replaced when I looked. My mistake. I am really only concerned about the two "lost" WU's in the project folder at this point. Not for me but, for whoever has/had those two WU's.

Thanks John

HH

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