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Message 1975559 - Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 8:59:56 UTC

I don't usually watch my work unit progress in any kind of fashion but Boinc happened to be up when I went to shut down a machine this evening and noticed a WU was sitting at 99.997% and being a gentle soul and not wanting to crush aspirations I decided to wait a second for it to finish and upload before terminating. 2 hours later its at 99.998 and as of right now it's almost 5 hours later and its at 99.999. It got to 99.997% in about 14 hours, so a slow one to start. Curious as to what math would cause this kind of extreme slowdown at the last few thousands of percent? It's a 2bit_guppi
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Message 1975591 - Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 16:01:19 UTC - in response to Message 1975559.  

I don't usually watch my work unit progress in any kind of fashion but Boinc happened to be up when I went to shut down a machine this evening and noticed a WU was sitting at 99.997% and being a gentle soul and not wanting to crush aspirations I decided to wait a second for it to finish and upload before terminating. 2 hours later its at 99.998 and as of right now it's almost 5 hours later and its at 99.999. It got to 99.997% in about 14 hours, so a slow one to start. Curious as to what math would cause this kind of extreme slowdown at the last few thousands of percent? It's a 2bit_guppi


I would go ahead and quit boinc, not abort. Then relaunch the boinc manager and see what it does. Sometimes they get stuck and relaunching should take it back to it's last checkpoint and allow it to finish correctly. If for whatever reason it doesn't, then it will be deemed invalid by the server. If it continues to be stuck, then just go ahead and abort it.
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Message 1975897 - Posted: 19 Jan 2019, 6:19:29 UTC - in response to Message 1975591.  

I don't usually watch my work unit progress in any kind of fashion but Boinc happened to be up when I went to shut down a machine this evening and noticed a WU was sitting at 99.997% and being a gentle soul and not wanting to crush aspirations I decided to wait a second for it to finish and upload before terminating. 2 hours later its at 99.998 and as of right now it's almost 5 hours later and its at 99.999. It got to 99.997% in about 14 hours, so a slow one to start. Curious as to what math would cause this kind of extreme slowdown at the last few thousands of percent? It's a 2bit_guppi
I would go ahead and quit boinc, not abort. Then relaunch the boinc manager and see what it does. Sometimes they get stuck and relaunching should take it back to it's last checkpoint and allow it to finish correctly. If for whatever reason it doesn't, then it will be deemed invalid by the server. If it continues to be stuck, then just go ahead and abort it.
When this happens suspending then resuming first the stubborn task usually does the trick
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Message 1976188 - Posted: 21 Jan 2019, 7:47:09 UTC

Thanks for the suggestions. I did actually restart Boinc after waiting over 5 hours at 99.999%. That didn't change anything though, but it did eventually finish after another 40 min and got verified as valid. The other results for the WU also took way over average to complete so I'm guessing there was some funky math needed at the end of that one
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