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Message 1898524 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 15:31:01 UTC

I first instance of this notice was on 10/31/2017. I noticed the notice and restarted the machine around 23:39. I didn't check the event log at that time so I'm not sure exactly when it started on 10/31/2017, or how many times it had happened. Since that time this 'Task postponed: Suspicious pulse...' appears >25 times in the event log. The machine is running without error otherwise. Has something been updated recently that might be causing this? Any suggestions or questions?
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Message 1898570 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 19:49:25 UTC - in response to Message 1898524.  
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The last time that error came up, I forwarded it to the project admin. None of them knew what it meant, it's an error added by the OpenCL app developers. We're yet to hear back what it means, but like I said last time, if you still see the error, abort the task. Any task that asks you to manually do something to get it running again isn't going to be worth your while.

Edit: although, if they run to a finish fine and validate okay, it's probably more cosmetic than anything else.
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Message 1898595 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 22:15:16 UTC - in response to Message 1898570.  

Thank you Jord, that explains it.
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Message 1900396 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 23:56:33 UTC

Your host has an AMD Compute Engine. I found out today that all Compute Engines for the Mac report negative memory, zero memory or extreme amounts of memory (zettabytes). That's been fixed in 7.8.4, which is now out for the Mac. Could you update to that version to see if that also fixes this problem?
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Message 1900604 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 22:28:07 UTC - in response to Message 1900396.  

I will, but I don't know how to do that upgrade. I didn't see a procedure when searched the forums. If you send me link to an upgrade procedure, or respond here with instructions, I'll report the results here.

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Message 1900631 - Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 1:24:12 UTC - in response to Message 1900604.  

Go to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php, download and save the installer, then start it when it's finished downloading. Just as you've done the first time you installed BOINC.
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Message 1900662 - Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 7:40:46 UTC - in response to Message 1900396.  

Please ignore my previous post. I have installed 7.8.4. So far it's working fine. If there are error's I will post them here. If there are no errors in the first 24 hours then post that here also. My apologies for the confusion.
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Message 1900712 - Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 14:40:38 UTC - in response to Message 1900631.  

Thanks for the help. I have updated to BOINC 7.8.4, and will let you know the status after has been running 24 hours. If there are errors , I will let you know as soon as I see them.
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Message 1900787 - Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 22:00:19 UTC - in response to Message 1900631.  

I had to abort one task that was generating an error. Once that was done there have been no other problems. I'll post an update here after it has run without error for 24 hours, or if there is a error I'll report it here when it happens.

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Message 1901008 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 3:19:39 UTC - in response to Message 1900396.  

It has been running for more than 24 hours with no errors. Thanks for the help.

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