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Message 1387206 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 15:50:36 UTC

I don't understand why I now only receive 2 tasks at a time! WTF happened to having a variety of tasks, instead of just the crappy small numbered ones?

I don't have to run my computer 24/7 for FREE if this is how it's going to be!
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Message 1387207 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 15:57:16 UTC - in response to Message 1387206.  
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[Edited]

What are your cache settings?
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Message 1387214 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 16:08:53 UTC - in response to Message 1387207.  

10, and yet, I still receive only 2! When I go to the BONIC directory, it only has 2 slots listed as being available. I wonder what the change was, and how to correct it. Those files are found under Program Data/BONIC/Slots/. On previous versions, I use to have 10.
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Message 1387215 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 16:10:35 UTC - in response to Message 1387214.  
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Is that 10 + 0 or 0 + 10?

[Edit] In case my question isn't clear, there are two cache settings and I'm wondering what both are.
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Message 1387253 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 16:56:27 UTC - in response to Message 1387215.  

I'm sorry, 10 + 0
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Message 1387255 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 16:58:15 UTC - in response to Message 1387253.  

It is my understanding that a larger first number can be a detriment to your total cache (unless things have changed).

What happens if you lower the first cache to something like 2 or 3?
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Message 1387259 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 17:01:33 UTC

On Boinc 7 it changed.

I`d try 3 + 0.5 IIRC.

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Message 1387293 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 17:43:23 UTC - in response to Message 1387214.  
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10, and yet, I still receive only 2! When I go to the BONIC directory, it only has 2 slots listed as being available. I wonder what the change was, and how to correct it. Those files are found under Program Data/BONIC/Slots/. On previous versions, I use to have 10.


Files found under Program Data/BOINC/Slots/ are not received WU's.
They can be found under Program Data/BOINC/projects/setathome.berkeley.edu.
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Message 1387349 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 19:34:38 UTC

"slot" is just the active file directory for current work being processed. If the computer stops processing a WU if the WU is not complete BOINC will create a slot3 and will continue creating slots if it doesn't finish the work. I've seen dozens of slots on one of my machines
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Message 1387354 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 19:44:24 UTC

Check resource share setting in S@H preferences (website). A zero Resource Share setting can cause this type of behavior, regadless of cache setting. Also, are you crunching other BOINC projects and do you have too much work from them?
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Message 1387357 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 19:46:33 UTC - in response to Message 1387354.  

Looking at his account, it doesn't appear that he is attached to any other projects.
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Message 1387363 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 19:57:27 UTC - in response to Message 1387253.  
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I'm sorry, 10 + 0

Is that on the Web Computing Preferences? or in the Local Preferences in Boinc Manager?

Beware, Local Preferences over-ride the Web Preferences, you may need to 'Clear' them.

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Message 1387364 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 19:58:19 UTC - in response to Message 1387357.  

Correct... No other accts, and no other ideas...

The reason why I bought up about the slots, because before the upgrade, there used to be ten, now there is only two, and I thought that was the reason why the change.
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Message 1387366 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 19:59:51 UTC - in response to Message 1387364.  

Did you try lowering your cache settings yet?
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Message 1387370 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 20:03:38 UTC - in response to Message 1387366.  

yes, and the update is running.... looking at my results, I don't even receive the AstroPulse tasks anymore... all of them are just the v7's.

Update done, and nothing changed.
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Message 1387373 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 20:06:30 UTC - in response to Message 1387370.  

According to the server status page, there are no AstroPulse tasks to send out.


Can you post some lines from your BOINC event log? Maybe that will give a clue as to whether BOINC is even asking for work or not.
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Message 1387391 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 20:34:57 UTC - in response to Message 1387370.  

There are nothing but V7 available.
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Message 1387423 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 21:28:00 UTC - in response to Message 1387363.  

I'm sorry, 10 + 0

Is that on the Web Computing Preferences? or in the Local Preferences in Boinc Manager?

Beware, Local Preferences over-ride the Web Preferences, you may need to 'Clear' them.

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Message 1387424 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 21:37:26 UTC

Because the cache settings are global, local preferences will override web settings. IOW, if you want to use web preferences, make sure local preferences are cleared.
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Message 1387440 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 22:57:20 UTC

Could he perhaps have <fetch_minimal_work> set in cc_config? It kind of looks like he's just getting one job at a time per device.
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