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Message 1900120 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 2:00:21 UTC
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Thanks to Raistmer i was abble to determinate the lag problem on my host origin is located on the cmdline who is not working on the hosts.

Now i ask if anyone could tellme why this app_config not works?

<app_config>
<project_max_concurrent>4</project_max_concurrent>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_v8</app_name>
<plan_class>opencl_nvidia_SoG</plan_class>
<avg_ncpus>1.0</avg_ncpus>
<ngpus>1.0</ngpus>
<cmdline>-sbs 256 -period_iterations_num 500 -tt 10</cmdline>
</app_version>
</app_config>

No mathers what i write on the <cmdline> the host ignores the line but the app_config file is reading normaly (at least i could change the number of running WU as usual so i imagine it´s working) no error is showed on the log file.

When i copy the line directly to the mb_cmdline_win_x86_SSE3_OpenCL_NV_SoG.txt the host recognizes each command and works as expected with no lag.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=8217092

What i miss?

BTW. I wish to thanks Raistmer for his help to fix the problem with the screen lag.
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Message 1900124 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 2:10:26 UTC - in response to Message 1900120.  

Thanks to Raistmer i was abble to determinate the lag problem on my host origin is located on the cmdline who is not working on the hosts.

Now i ask if anyone could tellme why this app_config not works?

<app_config>
<project_max_concurrent>4</project_max_concurrent>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_v8</app_name>
<plan_class>opencl_nvidia_SoG</plan_class>
<avg_ncpus>1.0</avg_ncpus>
<ngpus>1.0</ngpus>
<cmdline>-sbs 256 -period_iterations_num 500 -tt 10</cmdline>
</app_version>
</app_config>

No mathers what i write on the <cmdline> the host ignores the line but the app_config file is reading normaly (at least i could change the number of running WU as usual so i imagine it´s working) no error is showed on the log file.

When i copy the line directly to the mb_cmdline_win_x86_SSE3_OpenCL_NV_SoG.txt the host recognizes each command and works as expected with no lag.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=8217092

What i miss?

BTW. I wish to thanks Raistmer for his help to fix the problem with the screen lag.

I would erase the entire commandline line and rewrite it. There is probably some unseen character or symbol that is preventing BOINC from using the values are putting in there. Or you could just copy and paste this below into the app_config.xml and see if it works.

<app_config>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_v8</app_name>
<plan_class>opencl_nvidia_SoG</plan_class>
<avg_ncpus>1</avg_ncpus>
<ngpus>1</ngpus>
<cmdline>-sbs 256 -period_iterations_num 500 -tt 10</cmdline>
</app_version>
<project_max_concurrent>4</project_max_concurrent>
</app_config>


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Message 1900126 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 2:18:57 UTC

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I copy and paste the app_config you post and still not work.

Wierd because i use similar sintax on other host and works (with diferent parameters of course)
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Message 1900127 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 2:22:21 UTC - in response to Message 1900126.  

If you change the number of work units per card to 2, does it do that? Or does it stay at 1?

If it doesn't do 2, then I would look at how it is being saved (ie the formats xml vs txt) I've seen it where it saves it as xml.txt before
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Message 1900129 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 2:26:19 UTC - in response to Message 1900127.  
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If you change the number of work units per card to 2, does it do that? Or does it stay at 1?

If it doesn't do 2, then I would look at how it is being saved (ie the formats xml vs txt) I've seen it where it saves it as xml.txt before

That i try and works, exactly because that i was induced to an error. As i see the numbers of WU working i imagine the rest is ok since no error was showed by Boing in the log file like when we made some mistake in the sintax.

The number of WU works, the <cmdline> is the only part that not works.

Can you post your app_config file so i could test with it?
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Message 1900132 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 2:38:46 UTC - in response to Message 1900129.  

I have no idea why it is doing that. Maybe it's something with BOINC? Did you try reinstall BOINC and see if that makes a difference or try a different version?
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Message 1900145 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 3:55:22 UTC - in response to Message 1900132.  
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I have no idea why it is doing that. Maybe it's something with BOINC? Did you try reinstall BOINC and see if that makes a difference or try a different version?


Will try ASAP, aparently something is wrong with the Servers now as posted in the Panic thread. Will wait until that is fixed first.

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Message 1900211 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 10:57:28 UTC - in response to Message 1900145.  

There is an order of commandline entries (what will be read first) If more than 1 is present it could cause strange results.

app_info, or app_config, or txt file ... the exact order I am not sure.
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Message 1900215 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 11:31:19 UTC

As far as I'm aware, unless the text file is empty it over-writes the command lines in the two .xml files, PROVIDED it has the correct name, otherwise it is ignored.
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